One Every Day: A Printeresting Curatorial Project
November 5 -December 25, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, November 7, 6-9 p.m.
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd Floor
Artists: Glen Baldridge, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Colby Bird, Lydia Diemer, Geoff Hargadon, M. Ho, Matthew Hopson-Walker, Packard Jennings, Gary Kachadourian, Chad Kouri, Michael Krueger, MegaWords Magazine, Julian Montague, Carlos Motta, Leslie Mutchler, Scott Nobles, Adam Pendleton, Post Typography, Evan Roth, Kim Rugg, Dexter Sinister, Stephanie Syjuco, Temporary Services, Rachel Perry Welty, Liz Zanis
Curated by: Printeresting.org
EFA Project Space is pleased to present One Every Day, on view from November 5 through December 19, 2009. The exhibition foregrounds the relationship of printed ephemera to cultural and artistic production, and marks the curatorial debut for Printeresting.org. Launched in 2008, the founders of Printeresting.org aptly coined it “The Thinking Person’s Favorite Online Resource for Interesting Printmaking Miscellany.” Recognizing it as exactly that, EFA invited Printeresting to organize an exhibition that would open during New York City Print Week 2009, expanding the discourse about print beyond its fine art boundaries into the “every day”. From the detritus under the windshield and the debris in our pockets to gig posters mounted on telephone poles, One Every Day attests that all varieties of print ephemera share the following three characteristics: fleeting function, low-cost means of production, and the fact that somebody out there loves them.
Presenting work by twenty-five artists and designers, the curators proclaim: “The universe of ephemera is expansive, and so is the work in One Every Day. The viewer will be treated to books, pamphlets, zines, stickers, merchandise, and other artifacts, but also subtle minimalist explorations, conceptual activism, and post-punk rock promotion. Similarly, the goals of our contributors are diverse: highly personal and comedic explorations of youth culture rest easily alongside overt critiques of consumer waste."
Some artists in the exhibition imitate and glean from existing printed matter, appropriating popular forms of communication to transform their meaning. Stephanie Syjuco’s Color Theory Communication Transference is a re-creation of a community board from People’s Park, Berkeley, CA. Using a process she calls “color averaging, ” the artist color codes the posts based on category, resulting in an isolated color coded object absent from the original content. Kate Bingaman-Burt’s foray into obsessive consumption involves drawing everything she buys, including the receipts and bills, all of which arethen compiled in the format of artists books.
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Artists and Guests Talk.
Friday, December 11, 6:00 - 9:30 pm DIY Craft Print and Multiple Swap.