FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
a solo exhibition presenting the works of
exhibition runs: october 6-november 10
opening reception: saturday, october 6 from 4:00-7:00pm
with artist talk and Q&A at 4:30pm
and Print It Out live printing event in the gallery, inviting all to participate,
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
As the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Frontline Arts, I was excited to produce a series of protest posters contemporary in subject matter but greatly influenced by the rich history of protest art and the democratic nature of the print medium. While politics and current events are recurring themes in my work, I used the residency as an opportunity to prioritize those ideas.
Inspired largely by the social fervor of modern society in a time of political unrest, I took to the presses. Using primarily silkscreen and letterpress, the posters spoke to a broad audience ranging in topics from equal rights to climate change, from education to corruption, and everything in between. The goal for the posters was to create an opportunity for dialogue and challenge every individual to let their own voice be heard. The residency concluded with a workshop in which the community was invited to come make a print with me showing their support for a topic of their choice.
I continue to work with politically engaged subject matter through various print media and seek opportunities to share the work and the process. For the Freedom of the Press exhibition, I sought to showcase the work through engaging installations, eliminating frames and glass, while referencing the protest poster’s more traditional venue.
In order to connect further with the viewer, the community is invited to make a poster during the opening reception’s Print It Out live printing event in the gallery that will become a part of the exhibition.
Prints are for sale during the exhibition, $40 per print.
Please call Manda Gorsegner, or email Manda@frontlinearts.org, to inquire about a purchase.
Accessibility: The exhibition is held in our Main Gallery on the upper level of the studios, accessible only by stairs located inside of the building. There are two flights of seven stairs to access the upper level. Staff will accompany any individual through gallery exhibits or a tour of the facilities if assistance or accommodation services are requested. There is seating available in the gallery.
Large print materials may be requested within the same day and can be printed, emailed, or direct mailed prior to your visit. Digital media alternate formats can be requested with three days advanced notice. Please allow two weeks advanced notice for requests for other accommodations.
Service animals are always welcome.
For more information on our accessibility services and gallery access, please call us at (908) 725-2110 or visit our accessibility webpage.