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August 26-October 1
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 404A

This show began with a group of artists who at some point con­sid­ered them­selves to be print­mak­ers. As their prac­tices have evolved to include con­cep­tu­al­ly dri­ven mul­ti-faceted projects and access to facil­i­ties have come and gone their prints have often tak­en a back seat, tacked up in a cor­ner or shoved away in a card­board box. This exhi­bi­tion, by Flux Fac­to­ry, is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to embrace the play­ful dis­cov­er­ies inher­ent in the print­mak­ing process and show­case prints that these artists might not typ­i­cal­ly prioritize.

In print­mak­ing, when an image is trans­ferred from a matrix to a new sur­face (often paper) there is a sus­pense­ful, yet mag­i­cal moment of trans­for­ma­tion and the artist lets go of con­trol of the image giv­ing it ful­ly over to the process. For cen­turies artists have been pro­duc­ing prints, often edi­tions of prints, that run par­al­lel to their pri­ma­ry prac­tices. Per­haps, this trust­ing of the process is part of what has drawn them to do so. Print­mak­ing allows for a mate­ri­al­ly dri­ven thought process which can gen­er­ate imagery and ideas in a phys­i­cal and free­ing man­ner. A type of think­ing which artists in the flux com­mu­ni­ty apply to all types of mak­ing. Artists For­mer­ly Known as Prints cel­e­brates these print­mak­er-ly works that often get brushed to the side.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing Artists:

Ita­la Aguil­era, Amir Badawi, Mau­reen Cat­ba­gan, Abby Cheney, Sarah Dahlinger, Christi­na Free­man, Caitlin Foley, Louis Leung, Cay­la Lock­wood, Jemi­la MacE­wan, Caitlin & Misha, Will Owen, Ethan Shoshan, Jonathan Sims, Tray Tsui, Sal­ly Beau­ti Twin, Roopa Vasude­van, Asya Yaschenko, Jevi­joe Vitug.

Flux Fac­to­ry is one of the 2023 Gov­er­nors Island Arts Orga­ni­za­tions in Residence

August 26-October 1
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 404A