Screen printing is a utilitarian production technique. It exists as an engine of mass production. Defined by repetition, consistency and physicality, the printing method originally served the arena of the mundane: signage, t-shirts, grocery bags, scratch-and-sniff stickers.
Public Works is proud to present Pulled, an exhibition reveling in the artistic fringes of this medium. Embraced wholeheartedly by the indie maker community in the 21st century, this traveling exhibition of screen printed posters showcases an immense range of work from 40+ designers living and working in all corners of the world, placing side by side the explosive creativity unleashed by the rigorous breakdown and buildup of layers, opacities, exposures and pulls. Initially curated in book form by Brooklyn based artist and designer Mike Perry, the exhibition has appeared in LA, Brooklyn, Portland and Cincinnati, and includes prints by Ashkan, Deanne Cheuk, Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson, Seripop, Sonnenzimmer and Marcroy Smith.
Marque & Anne wolf