2015 DownStreet Art

MAY 28-JUNE 20

Amalgam featuring work by Jonas A. McCaffery

AmalgamAmalgam fuses history, science, mystery, myth and magic through the form of letterpress printmaking. PRESS intern Jonas A. McCaffery draws on his many inspirations to channel groups of work that celebrate vintage woodtype, challenge mental isolation, and mystify the starry skies. Also featured are photographs and letterpress sandragraphs prints by Drury High School E3 students. 

JUNE 25 – JULY 26



Manifestos explores how typography and text become the image and the content in the form of declarative statements. This exhibit showcases some of the best letterpress printed manifestos from print shops across the United States and England including: A Revolutionary Press, Angel Bomb, New Lights Press, Harrington and Squires and Holstee. It will also feature the PRESS manifesto, designed especially for this exhibit.



LattitudeInspired by a 1763 mathematics manuscript describing instructions for setting up a sundial, four artists respond to the drawing of the sundial. The artists work with their own themes and interests to comment on time specifically in relation to the cosmos, family, documentation and historical vs. contemporary technology. The artists, Erin Malkowski, Tara O’Brien, Erin Paulson, and Charissa Schulze, make artwork-using technology equally as obsolete as a sundial. The artwork will range from books, both traditional reproductions to artist books, pressure prints, letterpress, and fiber arts.




PRESS will be highlighting some of our favorite pieces created over the course of our five-years on Main Street. Our final exhibit before we transition to our new location in the recently renovated Bowman Hall is curated and coordinated by 2014 BHIP intern Nicole LeClair. Stay tuned for our closing Waygoozey—a traditional printer celebration.

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