Just for You
Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural CenterJanuary 20 - February 24, 2015Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Artist Reception: January 28, 11:15 a.m. - Noon; Artist Talk @11:30am
Carving Through Borders is a collaboration between the Syracuse University Printmaking Program
and CultureStrike, a San Francisco based non-profit whose mission is to
leverage culture and the arts to raise awareness about immigration policies in
the United States in support of cultural change.
artists of diverse immigrant backgrounds were invited to create large-scale
woodcuts depicting images and messages inspired by their experiences as
documented or undocumented citizens. The themes explore deportation, justice,
worker’s rights, the immigrant’s contributions to society and the freedom to
move across borders. Artists worked for months carving their imagery into large
wood panels, utilizing a printmaking process (some working in the medium for
the very first time) that has a long history for disseminating information and
March of 2014, a team of faculty and students from the Syracuse University
Printmaking program travelled to San Francisco and set up a pop-up printmaking
studio on the streets of the Mission District. Working side by side, the
students and artists printed the large-scale woodcuts on fabric with a two-ton
steamroller. The resulting impressions are intended to be used as banners in
political marches and protests across the United States where immigration
policy change is currently challenged.
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