May 4, 2021 – July 2, 2021
LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies
An Online Exhibition curated by Kaela Mei-Chee Chambersand Farah Mohammad
PPE features recent artworks by 15 artist who work in and around the medium of printmaking. The show was conceived the week of the Covid-19 lockdowns in March 2020. In the months that followed, many of us permanently and abruptly lost access to people and places that significantly impacted our lives. For some printmakers, whose practice requires the use of shared workspace and equipment, the closures and new safety measures of the past year precipitated alternative ways of working. Globally we became united in the experience of physical or emotional distance, in grief, and in the recognition of injustices laid bare by the pandemic. With PPE we present the stories that brewed the artists’ experiences of this time.
The title of the exhibition projects dual meanings on the acronym PPE: Personal Protective Equipment but also Printmakers in the Pandemic Era. Both themes are touched upon throughout the show. All of the works featured were made within the last year.
Artists included in the exhibition: Garrett Ball, Nathan Ng Catlin, Mark Dion, Juan David Hernandez, Cary Hulbert, Bicheng Liang & Yixuan Shao,Tahir Carl Karmali, Nicola López, Raphaela Melsohn, Lily Moebes, Golbanou Moghaddas, Jeremy Ruiz, Lane Sell, Kyung Eun You