Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

March 5, 2015 - June 21, 2015

For its inaugural exhibition at the new 511 Gallery at the new campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, PNCA is pleased to present Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, the first retrospective exhibition of this print cooperative that produces graphics for activist organizations around events or actions.

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 30 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. The Cooperative produces collective portfolios, contributes graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, builds large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpastes on the streets.

The exhibition will feature work by all 30 members from all over North America as well as a series of topical print portfolios issued by the group. The first of these will be Migration Now.

The exhibition will also incorporate PNCA’s alumni-run Creative Activism Lab which will be putting Justseeds methods into practice locally with groups like the immigration rights group, VOZ. The Creative Activism Lab, led by Carmen Denison and Danny Mackin, will set up a small print studio in the 511 Gallery and run workshops with students throughout the course of the exhibition.

Gathering Resistance: Black Lives Matter - The Artists' Call

Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

Gathering Thoughts: A Group Conversation with some Justseeds members

Gathering Thoughts: A People’s Art History

“This Just In … Endless War”—Justseeds/Combat Paper Workshop

Resolving Chaos: Honour Mack

Alien She

Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human

James Rosenquist

ASTERISMS

PICA's TBA: 16 // BUNNYBRAINS

David Horvitz

Roy Tomlinson: ReMap

Potency of Process: Moving Through Breast Cancer

Letha Wilson: Shadows and Sunlight


Costumes, Reverence, & Forms: A Portland/Philadelphia Mixer