MAKERS IN PRINT: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
SGCI AWARDS EXHIBITION
LESLEY DILL, FRANCES MYERS, ALISON SAAR
JANUARY 18 – MARCH 24, 2013
INOVA presents two exhibitions in conjunction with the annual Southern Graphic Council (SGC) International conference, Print: MKE, being held March 20 – 23, 2013, organized by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and The Peck School of the Arts at UWM. INOVA’s Makers in Print features the work of artists from South Africa, South Korea and Mexico. Coordinating curators from these countries have selected artists whose work demonstrates a range of innovative techniques and meaningful approaches to this time-honored genre. Exhibiting artists from South Africa: William Kentridge, David Koloane, Terry Kurgan, Sam Nhlengethwa, Fiona Pole and Chloe Reid. From South Korea: Sanggon Chung, Young-Hun Kim, Oh Shin Kwon, Shin Sujin, Sang-Mi Yoo. From Mexico, portfolios from three print workshops ¬¬— Escuela de Cultura Popular Martires del 68, Máquina Binaria Ediciones, and Artistas Veracruzanos Bajo la Ceiba — will be exhibited. MIAD’s Layton Gallery has a partner exhibition of works by artists from Argentina, China, and Poland.
The awards exhibition celebrates the careers of Lesley Dill (New York, NY), Frances Myers (Hollandale, WI) and Alison Saar (Los Angeles, CA). Each artist will be represented by a concise overview of recent print works.
SGC International is the largest print organization in North America. Its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking and draws up to 2,000 attendees. To learn more about the SGC International organization and Print: MKE conference, visit http://sgcinternational.org/ and http://printmke2013.org/.
Power in Print / Meaning in Making
February 7, 2013 at 7 PM
Exhibition walkthrough with Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Raoul Deal
Join artists and UWM professors Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Raoul Deal for a guided tour of Makers in Print: International Exhibition. Meuninck-Ganger will consider how printmaking techniques further content and expression in works by artists from South Africa and South Korea. Deal will discuss portfolios published by Mexican print workshops and the traditions of education and social justice these creative organizations continue to advance.
The Medium is not the Message:
The Work of Lesley Dill, Frances Myers, and Alison Saar
February 21, 2013 at 7 PM
Every year the Southern Graphics Council International honors several print artists for their contributions to the field. Cheryl Olson-Sklar will lead an informal tour and discussion of three distinguished honorees—Lesley Dill, Frances Myers and Alison Saar—whose innovative artistic practices challenge notions of how prints are made and what they can express.
Shop Talk with Gregory Martens
March 2, 2013 from 1 – 3 PM
Artist, printmaker, and UWM alum Gregory Martens will be demonstrating many of the technical processes that can be seen in the "Makers in Print: International Exhibition." Come and get some ink under your fingernails!