Alter-Ego is an exchange portfolio of hand-pulled prints created for the Southern Graphics Council International's 2016 Conference "Flux" in Portland, Oregon.
Marrow - Portland, OR - 3/31/2016
PNCA Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio – Portland, OR – 3/31/2016
AS220 Mote Gallery – Providence, RI – October 2016
UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Bridge Gallery – Athens, GA – March 2017
Personality is in a constant state of absorption and growth. It is not only who you are at this moment but also who you have been since birth. As soon as we are cognizant we gather information from our environment, adventures, mistakes, and loved ones. Disparate pieces of us interact and converse, tuning us as individuals and building up our identity. Often identities.
Alter egos lie within us all, personalities brewing beneath the surface. We want printmakers to pull their other selves out of hiding and celebrate those selves on paper. Identity and feeling are not always literal so we are not necessarily looking for strict portraiture, rather for the artists’ interpretation of how they see themselves. The Alter Ego portfolio required a minimum of two different hand pulled processes. As a medium, printmaking has taken the evolution of digital ease and incorporated that to stretch the possibilities of traditional techniques. Because of this, we encouraged variable editions with chine collé, gold leaf, embroidery, laser cut, or monoprint to push the artist to explore not only alternate avenues of themselves, but also of their printmaking.
Artists were asked to create an edition of 25 prints on 12 x 16 inch paper.