Just Press Print is an international, traveling group exhibition that explores the introduction of 21st century technologies within the discipline of printmaking. The exhibition highlights artistic planning, collaborative practices, and the broadening possibilities for the graphic artifact in the digital age. The exhibition features published prints evolved from collaborations between fourteen selected artists, including the organizer, Paul Laidler, at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) as part of CFPR Editions.
Just Press Print draws the attention of the audience to significant, yet often overlooked elements of the printing process. Sketches, correspondence, and draft editions highlight the importance of the relationship between artist and master printer, the iterations necessary to achieve the final print, and the archiving and recording process that accompanies the artists’ work. The works on view suggest the evolving nature of digital technology and its potential influence upon established definitions and practices within the field of printmaking.
Just Press Print was curated and organized by Dr. Paul Laidler, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Art Print Research at the University of the West of England.