2021-2022 Jerome Early Career Printmakers Exhibition

2021-2022 Jerome Early Career Printmakers Exhibition

Highpoint presents an exhibition and artist talk for the Jerome Early Career Printmaker recipients: Savannah Bustillo, Sarah Evenson, and Ryan Gerald Nelson

Please join Highpoint Center for Printmaking to celebrate the artistry and new work created by the 2021-2022 Jerome Early Career Printmakers at their culminating exhibition. With generous support from the Jerome Foundation, Savannah Bustillo, Sarah Evenson, and Ryan Gerald Nelson were awarded the opportunity to create new work within a supportive studio program. Over the past nine-month residency, artists were provided access to the artist’s cooperative printshop at Highpoint, technical support, critiques, and critical dialogue with invited arts professionals.

This exhibition stretches well beyond traditional prints on paper – the works are tactile, ephemeral, memorable, and meaningful with origins related to the search for authenticity, generational experiences, and images that play, break down, and theorize on the way we see and interpret media. The Jerome artists have consistently pushed their own processes and forged well beyond the traditions of printmaking. The resulting work is visually stunning, but also imbued with tremendous thought and consideration. On display will be prints on myriad substrates, printed and handmade objects and zines, and performative work, among other art created during their residency at Highpoint.

Highpoint would like to thank the jurors for the 2021-2022 Residency, Laura Wertheim Joseph and Connor Rice, as well as guest critics, Esther Callahan, Laura Wertheim Joseph, Connor Rice, and Gregory Smith and Rebecca Heidenberg.


GALLERY HOURS
Showing:
  On View: May 13th - June 11th, 2022
Opening Reception:
  May 13th, 6:30- 9 PM with an artist talk starting at 7 PM

Highpoint Center for Printmaking Gallery is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 12-4pm. Masks are no longer required but advised for public events and openings.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND WORK:
Sarah Evenson uses their experience as a queer transgender artist to create books, zines, prints, and pieces of writing that explore queerness, transformation, embodiment, and the subversion of structural hierarchies. In making this work, they are not interested in normalizing queer and trans lived experience.
  Rather, their pieces are spaces in which queer joys are celebrated as strange, wild, and exuberant sites of social change and bodily resistance.

Savannah Bustillo’s work focuses on the ways language practices shape their identity as a queer, second-generation, bilingual, Latina woman. Working with small discarded objects, sounds, and movements that seem silent and insignificant, Savannah highlights these objects to show both the strength and trauma in marginality.

Ryan Gerald Nelson’s body of work visually and conceptually investigates his own developing theory of the ‘Image’ by breaking down and depicting different stages of the Image as it traverses a myriad of mediated landscapes. Nelson’s work is about how we view images – the real, the original, physical manipulation, metamorphosis, and perception.


Image: Sarah Evenson, From the series My Body A Portal, My Body Horizon, Screenprint, graphite

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