Next Thursday, June 27 6-8pm is the opening reception of Spring Chickens, Free Range, a show of the ten artists from RISD’s 2013 Printmaking MFA program! It will be at David Krut Projects in Chelsea.
It’s gonna be a blast, hope to see you there!
Please enter via 516 W. 26th St. (near 10th ave) and take the freight elevator to the 8th floor.
David Krut Projects is excited to present Spring Chickens, Free Range, a group exhibition of the ten artists emerging from Rhode Island School of Design’s MFA in Printmaking. The works on display champion traditional print methods while engaging an advanced multimedia approach. These ten artists - Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas, Kevin Frances, Amanda Hu, Genevieve Lowe, Jonathan Palmer, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Saman Sajasi, Justin Sorensen, Cole Swavely and Elisabeth Walden - bring a fresh and active chorus and invigorate the conversation of contemporary printmaking.
Because of its characteristic traits, namely reproducibility, variability and the camaraderie it creates among artists, printmaking lends itself to social engagement, as the work in this exhibition proves. Whether tackling identity politics, consumerism, environmental collapse, systemic violence or spirituality, these artists use the conventions of print to identify and wrestle with the issues and powers that shape our lives. Of course, these issues are not boxed off cleanly, but rather create a network of connective tissue that runs through the exhibition. These artists and works come together through a deep social engagement with the world, and the struggle to find a form that reflects it.
Frances, Sajasi, Swavely and Walden examine how identity is created through gender, body size, ethnicity or environment. Palmer, Lowe and Barhaugh-Bordas explore the boundaries between natural and man-made environments. Hu and Frances investigate how environment reflects human identity by examining living spaces. And Rodriguez-Warner combines images from art history and pop-culture through a sophisticated formal language strongly influenced by relief printing. The work in this show represents not only an engagement with printmaking, but also the ways in which the qualities of traditional print media allows for a flexibility of style, form and content.
Official site: http://www.davidkrut.com/upcoming.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/597861736912145/
Hey There! So, I have some work in this show that might be of interest to RBI fans. If you don’t know, I just got my MFA, and my thesis work was all about my body and trying to recreate images of fat to be more open and generous and mysterious and compelling. Those of you in NYC should come to the opening on June 27th and introduce yourself to me. I would love to meet some of you lovely people in person! Plus, not only will you get to see my work, but you will see the work of my amazingly talented classmates. 10 great artists for the (free) price of one!
I just realized this morning that RBI has broken well beyond the 10,000 followers mark.
When I started this blog in December of 2011, I had only intended to collect my thoughts and inspirations for an independent study at college, which ended up being a digital interactive story-telling experience.
As I continued to blog my thoughts and release random bits of artwork at my leisure, this place turned into more than my own safe space and body image sanctuary - It became a booming community.
We have done so much wonderful work in our short amount of time here. As we grew and had the heat turned up on us by various trolls and critics, we took on more team members, and we continue to grow at a rate that is kind of alarming but totally exciting. (I am still in the process of finding a POC to join our team of moderators and contributors and hope to wrap that up as soon as possible.)
The future is unknown, but I am certain it will be epic. Thank you for partaking in this journey with me.
Love you all, always.
“27 and healthy” should mean just that - But it often doesn’t, when one is fat. Shit is fucked.
Good people of Tumblr!
In just about two months, I will have been married to this beautiful girl for four years (four! that is a lot of years). Things have been tough for us the last year. We’re flat broke, living on a shoestring, saving our pennies, and she’s been amazing through all of it.
I want to do something special for her for our anniversary, but I’m unemployed with no income source for the foreseeable future, so once again I am running De’s Online Craft Sale to try and raise the extra cash to be able to give my wife the anniversary gift she deserves.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I am offering custom cross-stitch pieces for ONLY FIFTEEN BUCKS! Yes, fifteen dollars can buy you a five-inch round cross-stitch piece to your specifications, mounted and ready for hanging. Favourite Pokemon? Done. Trainer sprite in custom clothes and hair? You got it. Lyrics to your favourite song? Le voila. A centrepiece for your altar? My pleasure. If you can dream it I can stitch it - for only fifteen dollars!
Check out the link, drop me an ask, or, if you feel moved to it, donate a few dollars.
If you like cross-stiches check it out she made me a flaaffy one and it’s great
De and Rita are wonderful amazing people and you should all totally buy custom cross-stitch pieces. I can vouch that they’re absolutely gorgeous!
Ummm I want a cross-stich!
This makes me feel so many things that are good.