(THIS IS OURSELVES) Under Pressure
Exhibit Opening: Friday, October 17 at 1 PM
Reception: Friday, October 17 from 6 PM to 9 PM
San Francisco, CA 94110
The exhibition will be juried and curated by Anne Beck of Lost Coast Culture Machine in Fort Bragg.
FDH and APHA members are invited to submit work to be considered for the juried members’ exhibition. In accordance with the theme of this year’s joint conference, Paper on the Press, Under Pressure seeks to present a contemporary perspective on the historic applications of paper and print. For ages they have worked together to deliver entertainment, to disseminate knowledge, to spread belief systems and propaganda, to report rules, regulations and current happenings. Predated by the town crier, the combination of paper + print (+ human) to get the word out implies a sense of urgency - working under pressure to ask pressing questions and confront pressing issues.
Under Pressure seeks work incorporating handmade paper that encounters the pressing issues and pressing questions of today and is somehow "under pressure" to envision a different future. Work can take any form from instructional manuals to sculptural installation, and can be practical, visionary, regressive, progressive, whimsical, or imaginary in nature. Pressure valves and trephinations will also be considered. Let David Bowie and Freddie Mercury be your muse.
Email 1-3 JPG(s), a brief statement (listing title, date, medium, dimensions and how the work connects to the theme), and resume to UnderPressureSubmissions@gmail.com by September 15th, 2014. Format images to 4 x 6 inches at 150 dpi. Update your American Printing History Association (APHA) membership or Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH) membership