Insolvent: Printmaking Exhibition

For "Insolvent," art promoter Erik Farseth of Motörik Arts invited 15 artists—some working locally, some known on a national scale—to exhibit pieces exploring the economic crisis, and what that means for regular folks trying to make ends meet. The show will also play off of the word "solvent" and feature works commenting on the harsh chemicals used in printmaking that have been tied to organ failure and shortened lifespan—quite a conundrum for artists who love working in the medium. With these two ideas in mind, the exhibit itself is nowhere near as gloomy as it may sound. Pieces include coupon parodies from Jonathan Stewart, surreal machinery images in sepia tones from Serbian artist Snezana Petrovic, and bright signs of closed businesses from Curt Lund. The opening reception features acoustic garage rock from Jim and the French Vanilla (Jim Blaha from the Blind Shake) from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10. (Pictured: Jonathan Stewart, Coupon For Air)
March 10-31, 2012

 
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