Meredith Stern and CPP Celebrate UDHR Anniversary

As part of a statewide commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR) 70th anniversary, renowned visiting artist and activist Meredith Stern was invited by University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute to give a presentation on art collaboration with social justice movements. She also presented a stencil-printing poster and sign-making workshop in collaboration with Counterproof Press.  Students from the School of Fine Arts, the Human Rights Program and others created signs to bring to the #StandUp4HumanRightsCT rally that took place the following day on the steps of the Hartford Capitol building.  To view more photos, visit our Facebook page.

Fall High School Workshops

This fall, we welcomed students from Classical Magnet High School and St. Bernard High School to the shop for workshops on printmaking techniques.

 

 

William Villalongo arrives at UConn

Speak No Evil
Speak No Evil, 2016, William Villalongo

Tonight we welcome William Villalongo to the University of Connecticut.  Counterproof Press and Contemporary Art Galleries host this incredible artist for the opening of exhibit, “Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes.”

Exhibit on View: Sept 11 – Oct 12, 2017
Artist Talk & Reception: Sept 11 @ 5pm – 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Artist Lecture and Talk begins at 5pm in the Art Building, Room 109, not 4pm as has been incorrectly listed.

From UCONN Today:  “Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes, an exhibit featuring the work of Brooklyn, NY artist William Villalongo, opens at UConn’s Contemporary Art Galleries on September 11. The artwork weaves the artist’s aesthetic and social interests together with aspects of Pablo Picasso and Aaron Douglas’s visual vocabulary. Villalongo’s paintings, collage works and prints draw upon the distinct illustrative style and political forcefulness employed by Douglas, a celebrated Harlem Renaissance artist. Also evident is the artist’s creative contextualization and reinterpretation of these Modernist Era Masters’ Formalist experiments, their love of African Art and use of black iconography. Villalongo’s art likewise references Picasso’s sexually charged Bather canvases and his once notorious painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, from 1907…” (Ginger Jenne, UConn Today, 9/5/17)

Read more by visiting this article: http://today.uconn.edu/school-stories/outside-name-eyes-exhibit-reinterprets-harlem-renaissance-american-modernism/

 

A.E. Stallings / WALLACE STEVENS POETRY PROGRAM

A.E. Stallings / WALLACE STEVENS POETRY PROGRAM

Counterproof Press is proud to once again be a part of the 54th Annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Program.

Join us for the following readings that are free and open to the public:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7 p.m., Konover Auditorium, UConn Storrs
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10 a.m., Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, 85 Woodland St, Hartford

Acclaimed American poet A.E. Stallings studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has published three collections of poetry — Archaic SmileHapax, and Olives —  and has been praised in The Hudson Review as the “most gifted formalist of her generation.” She is also a highly regarded translator; the TLS named her verse translation of Lucretius’s The Nature of Things “One of the most extraordinary classical translations of recent times.” Stallings’ awards include a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from United States Artists, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

Menchaca and Gonzalez: Mestizx Nation

MESTIZX NATION

Paintings, prints and videos by Suzy Gonzalez and Michael Menchaca

mestizx
January 26 – March 10, 2017
Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Public Talk
January 26th  from 5 – 6pm – Art Building, VAIS room 109

Exhibition and Artists’ Reception
January 26 from 6 – 7 pm – Art Building, CAG

Counterproof Press Residency
January 25 – 30th – Printmaking Studios, Bishop Center

The Contemporary Art Galleries will present an exhibition of artworks including paintings, prints and videos by Texas-based artists Suzy Gonzalez and Michael Menchaca. Prior to the artists’ reception, Gonzalez and Menchaca will present a public talk on their artwork at 5pm in UConn’s Art Building. This event is open to the public, and free of charge.

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