“Here and Now: Printmaking and the Political Present” is an exhibition of prints by Memphis-based artists exploring social issues of our contemporary moment. Artists include Maritza Dávila, Vanessa González-Hernández, Nelson Gutierrez, Lawrence Matthews, Carl Moore, Joel Parsons, Jennifer Sargent, and Yancy Villa-Calvo.
Master printmaker Maritza Dávila has led artists in a series of workshops formulating concepts and producing the prints on view. Artists explore topics such as gentrification, climate change, gun violence, queer politics, immigration, education, and non-violent protest in their work.
The exhibition runs concurrently with “Freedom of the Press: Posters from Progressive Print Shops, 1960s-1990s,” an exhibition organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, California.
Opening Reception: October 12, 5-7 PM