Today's episode of The Print Cast is the second edition of a limited series I’m calling Press On, Press On is a series that looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the printmaking community. Each of these bonus episodes brings you stories from printmaking artists and arts administrators speaking to how this situation impacts their lives, what’s happening with print shops and businesses, and how they are adapting to new challenges.
Today's first guest is Joseph Velasquez, co-founder of Drive By Press. We talk about teaching, making art about Star Trek, and what it's like developing printing technology from scratch using ready made materials.
Second on the show is Sarah Kirk Hanley, the executive director of the Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC. With the closing of most public spaces, it leaves community printshops without access to programs, equipment, and most importantly community. We discuss how she is working to keep everyone connected, and we also chat about funding and how to keep non profit spaces going during difficult times like this.
Lots of links today so check out the following if you are looking for interesting print-related things to do online.
Daily Art World Corona Virus Report | Hyperallergic
A Sudanese Printmaker Radiates Light from Darkness | Hyperallergic
Germany's Sweeping Aid Package for the Arts | Artnet
Virtual Gallery - Wrong is Right: Remembering John Baldessari | Mixografia
IPCNY Virtual Gallery | IPCNY + Hyperallergic
National Emergency Library | Archive.org
Google Arts and Culture
Art is Where the Home Is | Greyson Perry and Antony Gormley
Tom Huck Evil Prints
Steve Martin Playing Banjo in his Backyard
Slow Rush in An Imaginary Place | Tame Impala
The Last Days of the Art World … and Perhaps the First Days of a New One | Jerry Saltz + Vulture
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