Print Liberation Coming to Tyler

Print Liberation at Tyler School of Art
April 1 – 11, 2009
Reception: Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm
Lecture with Nick Paparone and Jamie Dillon:
Wednesday, April 1, 11 am
Tyler School of Art, Lower Level South, B04

On Wednesday, April 1, Produce Exhibitions will celebrate the opening of Tyler School of Art with Print Liberation, a self-titled, site-specific installation project by the creative visual duo of Jamie Dillon and Nick Paparone, local artists who have found success both in Philadelphia and around the world for their non-traditional, DIY practices in printmaking and graphic design.

Transplanting visual, material, and aural aspects of their company workspace and entrepreneurial history into the Tyler Student Lounge Gallery, Dillon and Paparone will engage gallery-goers with ideas of consumer culture and their own professional practice while dually imposing their commercial “artifacts” and production residue into the dynamic of the “white cube” space. Print Liberation opens on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and Nick Paparone and Jamie Dillon will be conducting a lecture at 11 am that day.  The opening reception will be held on April 2, 2009 at 7:30pm, and the show will remain open to the public through Saturday, April 11, with a closing performance set for Monday, April 13. Produce has also organized a Print Liberation-inspired printmaking event on Wednesday, April 15 in conjunction with Temple University’s Spring Fling.

Nick Paparone and Jamie Dillon’s commerce-driven experiment called Print Liberation is a grassroots, creative company currently based in Philadelphia that specializes in non-traditional graphic design, posters, print ad campaigns, and t-shirt design. Their work has been featured in New York Times Style, LA Times, Creativity Magazine, Nylon, New York Style Magazine, and Philadelphia Weekly and their designs have been used by Urban Outfitters, Free People, Philly Car Share, and Nike. More information can be found on their website, http://www.printliberation.com.

Produce Exhibitions is an organization devoted to coordinating shows of nationally and internationally known artists.  Through the program, undergraduate students at Tyler School of Art have the opportunity to learn how to successfully organize exhibitions and work with reputable artists with the guidance of the Exhibitions and Public Programs Department at Tyler.  Produce aspires to introduce students, faculty, and the Philadelphia community to their exhibiting artists.  In the past Produce has worked with Center for Tactical Magic, Quentin Davis, Kate Gilmore, Trenton Doyle Hancock, David Howe, Benjamin Kinsley, Steven Lam, Nelson Loskamp, Jon Manteau, Tim Murphy, and Zoe Strauss.

For more information, please contact Produce Exhibitions at produce.exhibitions@gmail.com or call Exhibitions and Public Programs at Tyler School of Art, 215-777-9144.

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