Asheville BookWorks announces PrintOcracy 2015/PLAY!, a printmaking portfolio exchange featuring participating artists from across the US. The title of the portfolio, PLAY!, refers to objects that ignite interactivity and imagination, that express the act of playing itself. This print exchange focuses on the subject—and subjectivity—of toys. Participants have been asked to submit 12 editions of 11 x 14-inch prints. Eleven prints will be redistributed as a portfolio exchange with other participants in a random selection process. Traditional and contemporary printmaking processes, including intaglio, relief printing, screen printing, and lithography, will be represented.
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Colossal Cuts –
Steamroller Prints from 2013 and 2015 are on view
Steamroller gallery – prints from the 2015 steamroller print run on view at BookWorks
About Colossal Cuts
How do you make a print that is too big to fit on a press? Use a steamroller, naturally! That’s what we’re doing at Asheville BookWorks. Look on in amazement as local printmakers print their giant block prints—3 x 3’—using only their bare hands (and a steamroller). Printing takes place on Saturday, September 19 between 1 and 5 PM in the driveway just outside BookWorks. Carolina CAT is making this event possible with a generous loan of the steamroller. Steamroller prints will be on view at BookWorks through November 25.
For a glimpse of what this all looks like – watch a video of the 2013 event to see the process (jump to 0:57):
PrintOcracy Weekend kicked off with an Opening Reception on Friday, August 30, 2013, followed on Saturday with a SteamRoller Press event. Check out the video below to see how these big prints were made..
PrintOcracy, a printmaking exhibition, will be held in subsequent odd-numbered years, complimenting, BookOpolis, a popular artists book exhibition, which is held in the even-numbered years at Asheville BookWorks.
August 30 – Nov 30, 2013
Asheville BookWorks is pleased to announce an inaugural event, PrintOcracy, conceived as a *biennial printmaking exhibit featuring works on paper. This is an open Call-for-Print with emphasis on contemporary print culture. Prints including one or more of the following printmaking processes are sought: all forms of relief printing including letterpress; screen printing; engraving; intaglio; lithography; and alternative print processes. This exhibit is open to all artists working with hand-pulled printmaking processes. Mixed media works are welcome. Exclusively digital prints, commercially printed work or conventional photography will not be considered.
PrintOcracy Weekend opens Friday, August 30, reception 6 – 9 PM
*PrintOcracy , a printmaking exhibition, will be held in subsequent odd-numbered years, complimenting, BookOpolis, a popular artists book exhibition, which is held in the even-numbered years at Asheville BookWorks.