Sympoiesis: Printmaking in the Expanded Field

Sympoiesis: Printmaking the Expanded Field is a large national group exhibition of contemporary printmaking.

Concept: Our conceptual interests and engagement for this exhibition are derived from Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene [Duke University Press, 2016] by Donna J. Haraway (Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz).

Sympoiesis refers to the sharing of process through collective creation, a making with, rather than a self-making (Autopoiesis). We encouraged all applicants to interpret this term broadly.

• How does shifting individuals towards collective creation offer new modes of thinking or making?
• How do the various materials and processes of printmaking operate in concert with artists collectively as a form of Sympoiesis?
• How is printmaking a medium that encourages community collaboration?

Juror: Amze Emmons, Associate Professor and Area Head of Printmaking, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.

Curators: Andrew Meyer, Clara Hatton Gallery Coordinator, and Johnny Plastini, Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Printmaking, Colorado State University

Opening Reception: February 3, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Artist talk: February 3, 4:00 PM. Juror Amze Emmons will discuss his own work through a formal slide lecture and its relation to the Sympoiesis exhibition, among other printmaking topics.

Secondary Reception: March 4, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This show is a part of Mo’Print, a celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate, and promote awareness in the Denver Metro Area, the Front Range Region, and throughout Colorado.