Actions Panel

PRESS: Artist and Machine Exhibition Preview

When and where

Date and time


Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft 715 W Main St Louisville, KY 40202

Map and directions

How to get there


SPECIAL KMAC Member Preview Reception
Friday, March 28, 6-8pm
6:30pm - Artist Talk

Members + 1. KMAC Members can bring a non-member guest
for the general admission price of $8.

PRESS: Artist & Machine is an exhibition that explores the use of the machine press and it’s ongoing relationship to art, music, literature, and material culture. The exhibit features cultural artifacts that have been produced by the machine press while juxtaposing it with the current state of material production in this digital age. PRESS will also look at artists who have used the printing press as a medium for expression, expanding their artistic practice into the making of multiples and engaging with the commercial structures of the printing press industry.

Machine presses from the surrounding area will showcase their printed items along side the tools of their trade. KMAC will feature the work of Gray Zeitz from Larkspur Press who has been producing letterpress editions of works by Kentucky writers and poets since 1974. Also on view will be the work of Nick Baute and Robert Ronk from Hound Dog Press.

Works from artists of multiple disciplines who have utilized the printing press in their practice will also be on display.

PRESS: Artist & Machine features: Kinji Akagawa, Anvil Press, Polly Apfelbaum, Baskerville Press, William Blake, Contre Coup Press, Susanna Crum, Santiago Cucullu, Steve Ford, Hound Dog Press, King’s Library Press, Larkspur Press, Thaniel Ion Lee, Marie Lorenz, Leslie Lyons and JB Wilson, Jaydan Moore, William Morris, Virginia Poundstone, Joanne Price, Letitia Quesenberry, Quonset Hut, David Shapiro, Stamperia del Santuccio, John Whitesell