Protest in Practice: Pulling, Printing & Production – Angela Davis Fegan
July 8 - July 12| $800
Dates: July 8 - 12
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $300 deposit.
This workshop will focus on using letterpress printing and hand papermaking to produce alluring protest objects. Focus will be on transforming our collective feminist rage into strong and declarative work that demands to be looked at and engages the viewer.
Handmade paper offers a great opportunity for recycling, and incorporating important symbolic natural materials (i.e. flowers) directly into the sheet. Recycling fabric into handmade paper creates a strong and intentional substrate for letterpress printing. Denim in particular has a direct relationship to labor history and will produce a sheet strong enough to endure even the dive bar bathroom. Participants will draft slogans for printing based on their own experiences. Through hand setting type we will implement text hierarchy and concise language as formal elements dictated by the medium. Emphasis on production of democratic multiples that will circulate beyond the gallery space.
Studio approaches will be based on techniques used by the artists in public art project & MFA thesis, the lavender menace poster project.
Angela Davis Fegan is an interdisciplinary artist, letterpress printer and co-owner of Fata Morgana Press in Bridgeport, Chicago, IL. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from New York’s Parsons School of Design and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Angela has mounted shows at the Arts Incubator, Galerie F, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, the DePaul Art Museum, The Center for Book Arts (NY) and the Hyde Park Art Center. Her MFA thesis, and on-going practice, the lavender menace poster project, has been written up by The Offing (LA Review of Books), Hyperallergic, Chicago Magazine, the RedEye, Go Magazine, Pop Sugar, the Chicago Reader, and Newcity.