Wednesday–Friday • 1–6pm
Design On Press is a group show featuring the works of six Bay Area Printers, all with a unique common thread. Curated by Victoria Heifner of Milkfed Press, this group offers an exciting blend of typography, art, design, and of course—letterpress printing.
Between them are seasoned publishers, authors, poets, typographers, artists, and printers—yet they all came to letterpress printing as a simple way to communicate. Not one of them began their work in the computer realm.
This very fact has informed each artist’s sense of design from the very beginning. Limitations such as, “Do I have enough type to say what I’m trying to say?” or working with a particular piece of artwork created parameters which pushed creativity, boundaries, and made for some exciting work. Each artist represents a unique eye and perspective, and it is truly a pleasure to put them all together in the same show.
Johnny Brewton — X-Ray Book Co.
David Lance Goines — St. Hieronymus Press
Victoria Heifner — Milkfed Press
Peter Koch — Peter Koch, Printers
Marina Luz — Honeylux
Richard Seibert — Richard Seibert Letterpress
Interwoven Stories is a textile project, exploring the use of text, visual narratives, memory, impermanence, storytelling, and identity within community.
Diana Weymar developed Interwoven Stories as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton and brings over 100 pages from Princeton, The Peddie School, the Nantucket Stitching Gam, the Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Colombia), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), Yarns/NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC).
“As an international project that originated in Princeton, it’s extremely exciting to see how people from around the world have been inspired to join in the collective narrative.”
April 5–April 19
April 5 • 6-9pm
Diana Weymar continues her work at Mule Gallery with her ongoing series, Tiny Pricks.
The beginning of Tiny Pricks started when on Jan. 8th, 2018 Trump declared, “I am a very stable genius”.
It is a project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a traveling collection to be exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and craftivism. To view over 300 pieces created to date, please follow @dianaweymar. Tiny Pricks counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, social media, and Trump’s overall approach to politics.
You can participate in this project by joining Diana for several upcoming workshops:
For more information about Tiny Pricks, follow here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to bring your own linens or to donate some as well.
Stitched quote shown above stitched by @dublin_rose