Printed Matter is pleased to present 24 DAYS OF MATTER PRINTED, a live screenprinting project curated by J. Morrison. From December 1st until the 24th, daily screenprinting sessions will feature a rotating cast of 20 artists creating collaborative works in the Printed Matter storefront. During these sessions, the artistic collaboration will be accumulative, with a new artist each day adding his or her own print to the previously produced prints. Prints will be available for purchase at any stage during this process.
Working under the theme of a “Self-Portrait,” the artists will print their creation on a variety of media – from Sweatshirts, Underwear, Handkerchiefs, and a special fine art Paper Edition of 100. They will be priced affordably, ranging from $10-$100, with the paper edition increasing as the show progresses with all of the artists’ screenprints collaged together. The works created will be on exhibit at Printed Matter through mid-January.
This year’s exhibition with J. Morrison follows in a long tradition of Printed Matter’s holiday events to support the institution, including past fundraisers organized by the artists’ collective Collaborative Projects (or COLAB), and Giftland, curated by Max Schumann and guest curators. J. Morrison’s show title and theme are a play off the “12 Days of Christmas” and in modern commercial times the “25 Days of Christmas,” giving an artist’s alternative view of holiday consumerism.