Just Press Print! (Group Exhibition)

Just Press Print! is a look at how artists are challenging the conventional notions of print as a two dimensional, flat medium. The six participating artists from five countries deal with an array of subject matter and visual content; in addition to print, they utilize spatial approaches and a diverse selection of materials. Their work has power and presence, but it is also intimate and intriguing, the result of each artist’s unique process.

 

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Screen-printed on Post-It notes, Turkish artist ArdAn Özmenoğlu’s works deal directly with cycles of consumption and the transience of historical images. Özmenoğlu has had numerous solo exhibitions in Istanbul, throughout Europe, as well as New York City, and will be traveling to Houston for the first time to install a site-specific large- scale work. 

By skillfully employing the graphic quality of screen-printing in conjunction with silk, wood and brass, Karin Bos of the Netherlands creates intimate objects that evoke vaguely familiar narratives and stimulate childhood nostalgia. Bos’ work can be found in many major Dutch collections, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; this is the first time her work has been shown in Texas. 

As his work plays upon the idea of blueprints, Canadian musician and visual artist Steve Wiseman provides instructions for the transformation of a flat print into an interactive, three-dimensional object. 

Houston-based, Israeli-born artist Orna Feinstein makes technically sophisticated, three-dimensional use of Plexiglas, printing and layering to establish a dynamic optical experience. Established primarily on forms found in nature, Feinstein’s innovative prints have been exhibited throughout Texas and the United States. 

Dallas-native Jen Rose, whose work was recently shown in a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary, takes advantage of vinyl’s graphic qualities to produce subversively sexual designs that protrude into the viewer’s personal space. 

Both a professor and curator in Lubbock at Texas Tech University, Korean-born artist Sang-Mi Yoo addresses the repetition found in housing developments and the nature of the ideal home by creating multiples from plastic and felt.