IMPRINT artists at the opening, August 14, 2018. From left to right: Terran Last Gun, Jacob Meders, Jason Garcia, Dakota Mace, Eliza Naranjo Morse, and Jamison Chāz Banks.
A multi-layered collaborative exhibition that challenges our assumptions about how art engages with the public. Through March 2019
The relationship of the imprint between artist and audience is emotional and transcends markets, sales, and high-stakes auctions. Six leading printmakers, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Jamison Chās Banks (Seneca-Cayuga, Cherokee), Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), Terran Last Gun (Piikani), Dakota Mace (Diné (Navajo)), and Jacob Meders (Mechoopda/Maidu), along with Coe curators Bess Murphy and Nina Sanders (Apsaalooke) have spent the past year working collaboratively to build IMPRINT. The exhibition will not only appear on the Coe Center walls, but in public spaces as well.
IMPRINT brings art to the public and the public to art in widely accessible ways through the use of repurposed newspaper boxes inspired by and as direct extensions of Meders’ ongoing project Warbird Press, wheat-pasted posters around town, and free print giveaways. IMPRINT is also accompanied by a free catalog.
IMPRINT also engages in collaborations with other institutions across Santa Fe. Santa Fe’s mobile art space. Axle Contemporary presented part of this exhibition as THE IMPRINTMOBILE, from August 3-26, 2018. The partnership with Axle increased the flexibility of approach and outreach that is fundamental to this exhibition. Additionally, IMPRINT is also collaborating with Meow Wolf on public programming, which included a free family printmaking event held on September 22, 2018.
2019 IMPRINT Talks
Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm
The Coe presents an evening of community conversation led by the artists and curators of IMPRINT. Leading printmakers, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Jamison Chās Banks (Seneca-Cayuga, Cherokee), Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), Terran Last Gun (Piikani), and Dakota Mace (Diné (Navajo)), along with Coe curators Bess Murphy and Nina Sanders (Apsáalooke), will gather to ask the public questions about the state of art-making and sharing, and the public will be asked to question back.
This event is free and open to the public!