“Pulled Pressed and Printed” in Chicago

Exhibition Review

  • "Pulled Pressed and Printed"

  • Expo 72 Gallery, Chicago
  • 27 Jan 2012 - 30 Apr 2012

The “Pulled Pressed and Printed” exhibition of Chicago printmakers on view at Expo 72 was initially underwhelming. At first I was put off by the slightly haphazard display and DIY aesthetic. There was little information about the printmakers and the presses they worked with. However, as I circled the relatively small space, noting the different printmaking studios, I began to appreciate and savor how accessible, abundant, and immediate the work was. Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Screwball Press, Anchor Graphics, Spudnik Press, and Hummingbird Press L.A.C., were all well represented and showcase what Chicago printmakers do best.

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