PRINTWORK 2018

PRINTWORK 2018

Opening Reception
Free and Open to the Public
Music and Refreshments
Friday, December 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
518 Foreland Street, Northside, Pittsburgh PA 15212

PRINTWORK 2018:
Artists Image Resource (AIR) has been supporting engaging and challenging work through its on-going programming since 1996. This national juried exhibition is a way to make the best of contemporary printmaking visible to a large audience in the Pittsburgh region.

This year’s jurors Andy Farkas and Katherin McGinn (Fablewood.com) have chosen 33 works by 21 artists from 12 states. Artists for 2018 include:

Bekezela Mguni, Yuji Hiratsuka, Erin Wohletz, Conor McGrann, Joseph D’Uva, Sarah Marshall,  Janet Ballweg, Sage Perrott,  Casey Connelly, David Kiefer, Brian Cohen, Kate Collyer,  Douglas Thomas, Michael Hegedus,  Kristina Paabus,  Maria Mangano, Vivian Wang,  Steven Munoz, Ignacio Lopez, Thomas Norulak, and Donald Furst

Each year AIR invites one participant from the previous year to present a small solo exhibition as part of the PrintWork project. This year’s solo artist is Corinne Teed.

Corinne Teed, Entanglement work on paper.

The work presented in this exhibition entitled “Glacial Pace”,  questions the nature of our interdependence with landscape, history and other beings.  How do we connect to glacial terrains? How do we confront the precarity of these long-distance companions whose fate is dramatically interconnected with our own? The Entanglement relief prints incorporate late 19th century wood engravings carved by settler naturalists documenting arctic glaciers. Hybrid human creatures haunt the landscape, entangled within a history of colonial exploration and settlement. The figures fumble for an ethical response to changing landscape – one in which we center our being-with-others. Their search is imbued with urgency; “glacial pace” no longer means slowness, but rather a rapid acceleration of change.

Glacial Pace questions identity and alliances, rooted in research on queer ecology. It challenges hierarchies between animate and inanimate beings, and proposes new cross-species kinships. It questions: how do we remap and reconfigure queer identities in speculative ecosystems? In this tumult of global warming and climate change, how do we reorient our relationships to vulnerable landscapes and creatures? —– Corinne Teed

Bio:
Corinne Teed is a research-based, multimedia artist working in printmaking, installation, time-based media and social practice. Her work lives at the intersections of queer theory, ecology, critical animal studies and settler colonialism. She has recently attended residencies at ACRE, Signal Fire and Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. Teed currently teaches in the Art Department of University of Minnesota.

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