Southern Graphics Council International, the largest print organization in North America, will hold its annual conference in Milwaukee March 20-23. This annual gathering, the largest focused on the field of printmaking, brings artists from all across the United States, Canada, South and Central America, and Europe.
InterArts faculty member Paul Catenese (co-author with Angela Geary of the new book
Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional and Hybrid Techniques) will be chairing this year’s panel on “Collaborative Thinking and Making in the Post Digital Atelier.” Panel participants include Denise Bookwalter, Barbara Foster, and Ribouli Digital (Andre Ribuoli/Jennifer Ribuoli).
The panel will be examining a number of case studies highlighting a range of collaborative models and their creative outcomes, in which the scope of knowledge required depends on collaboration and partnerships among experts from many fields. Printmaking at its core is a community-oriented method of art making, and is ideally poised in the twenty-first century to fully embrace and integrate traditional matrix creation methods with computer-based manufacturing techniques (laser cutting, CNC routing, water-jet cutting, etc.) The panel will discuss how the confluence of artist residencies, university research, service bureaus, and commercial fine-print studios has given rise to a new and unique mode of creative practice, that of “post-digital printmaking.”
For more information on the Southern Graphics Council International and this year’s conference, click here.