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Record Keepers
23 October – 01 December 2018
curated by Anna Hoberman & John Ros
Opening Reception: 22 October 2018, 5-7p

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art at James Madison University will open the group exhibition called Record Keepers from 5-7p on Monday, 22 October 2018. Curated by Artist and Master-printer, Anna Hoberman from New York City and John Ros, Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art Director and Chief Curator, the exhibit focuses on artists who strive to preserve current events and historical ones within our social landscape by-way-of the edition and working with multiples.

Featured artists include: Alix Lambert, Allan McCollum, Aurora De Armendi, Azikiwe Mohammed, Elizabeth Moran, Emma Nishimura and Jo Baer. Artwork by Francisco Goya and Robert Rauschenberg will also be on view to help provide historical context for this contemporary exhibit. The exhibit will be on view through Saturday, 01 December 2018.

Since before the Renaissance, prints have enabled artists to disseminate their work and perspectives throughout the world. A print, unlike other types of art, can exist in multiple places at the same time. Editions have played, and continue to aid, an important role of documenting and testifying to the existence of events. This documentary ability puts a print into the realms of an archive.

The archive is an accumulation and preservation of records, documents and primary sources. Artists take on the role of cultural archivist — pulling from, referencing, preserving and collecting artifacts.

Prints hold power in numbers, their ability to be mass-produced and distributed links the medium to revolt, revolutions and political movements. From posters and manifestos, to clothing and banners, if it can be multiplied then it can be distributed and dissemination has begins.

Record Keepers is an Encore Series Exhibition in collaboration with the Printmaking Program at the School of Art, Design and Art History. It is also made possible by the generous donations and loans from three private collectors who wish to remain anonymous.

Special thanks to:
Donald Taglialatella, World House Editions, Middlebury CT
Judith Solodkin, SOLO Impression Inc, Bronx, NY

A special limited edition series of prints by JMU Printmaking students will be available in the Gallery Gift Shop. All proceeds will benefit future gallery programming. A few special artist works will also be available in the Gift Shop.

PRESS RELEASE

EVENTS

22 OCT 2018, 5-7p: Opening Reception: Record Keepers
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

23 OCT 2018, 1-2p: Anna Hoberman Record Keepers Curatorial Tour
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

23 OCT 2018, 5-6p: Anna Hoberman Lecture (Curator, Master-printer, Artist)
Coincides w/ Record Keepers
Duke Hall Room 2036
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

26 OCT 2018, 12-1p: Presentation: Kembrew McLeod
DIY Printing and Indie Media in New York’s Downtown Pop Underground
Coincides w/ Record Keepers
Duke Hall 2036
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

28 OCT 2018, 11-5p: Extended hours (open SUN) for Homecoming
Record Keepers

30 OCT 2018, 5-7p: Charlie Levine Lecture (@ 5p) (UK Visiting Curator)
Coincides w/ Record Keepers
followed by Special Reception at Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art
Duke Hall Room 2036 @ 5p; then Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art 
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

02 NOV 2018, 5-8p: GALLERY OPEN FOR FIRST FRIDAY
Record Keepers
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

13 NOV 2018, 5-6p: Azikiwe Mohammed Lecture (Visiting Artist from NYC)
Coincides w/ Record Keepers
Duke Hall Room 2036
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

27 NOV 2018, 5-6p: Aurora De Armendi Lecture (Visiting Artist from NYC)
Coincides w/ Record Keepers
Duke Hall Room 2036
FREE PARKING Mason St Parking Deck: Levels 3-5

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