Join us for an exhibition of prints by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, featuring work by Bec Young, Colin Matthes, Erik Ruin, Favianna Rodriguez, Jesse Purcell, Josh MacPhee, Kevin Caplicki, Mary Tremonte, Mazatl, Meredith Stern, Nicolas Lampert, Paul Kjelland, Pete Railand, Roger Peet, Shaun Slifer, & Thea Gahr.
There will be a public opening reception of Uprisings on Friday, February 10th, 2017 from 7-10 pm. Labour-themed prints by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative will be on sale at the opening, and for the duration of the exhibition.
Originally a one-week exhibition featuring Justseeds which ran concurrent with the 2013 Southern Graphics Conference in Milwaukee, Uprisings: Images of Labour is a series that for Justseeds members, was a return to the essence of what brought many of them in Justseeds together: printing on paper, learning from each other, and sharing resources. This project reflects a variety of conceptual and aesthetic approaches to thinking through labour, from specific struggles rooted locally in Wisconsin, to incarcerated labour, to a reimagining of traditional IWW slogans, such as “Labor Creates All Wealth” and “_____ of the World Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose But Your ____.”
Friday, January 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton
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