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Press Here: Atlanta Printmakers Process 2020

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Register to visit the Dalton Gallery to view Press Here: Atlanta Printmakers Process 2020 curated by Amanda Hellman.

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The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College is partnering with the Atlanta Printmakers Studio to bring together 15 artists for an exhibition on view in Spring 2021.

It is undeniable that 2020 was an unprecedented year, the effects of which we cannot yet understand. The pandemic and the resulting economic chaos have been stressful, devastating, unnerving, and exhausting. As the number of cases in the US briefly appeared to go down, focus shifted to police brutality and oppression of Black bodies with the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police coming so quickly after the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. This centuries-old persecution brought millions of people out into the streets, insisting on change to the models that have supported America (and the rest of the world) for far too long. Under these conditions, it may be difficult to create, but, more than ever, we need to hear from artists. We need to see their reflections and expose new ways of engaging this world being unveiled before us.

Press Here: Atlanta Printmakers Process 2020 is an exhibition of works that act as catalyst for conversations to help us grow, learn, empathize, change the way we see the world, but most importantly for conversations to help us connect to each other. This exhibition called on artists from the Atlanta Printmakers Studio—women, printmakers, artist who use textile in particular as a medium—to help us grapple with what has happened, to explore the impact of isolation, to examine the unseen virus that has caused so much damage, and to set intentions of hope of what is to come.

Printmaking is an artistic practice that can be used to express one’s self, but it can also be used to disseminate information and ideas quickly, broadly, and inexpensively. Press Here is paired with Fashion Statements: Identity and East African Printed Textiles, an exhibition of kangas, which are worn as a form of personal expression or to voice one’s political affiliation. They can be used to commemorate current events and holidays and to share key messages about the pandemic. Pairing visual material from Africa with the work of local artists adds vibrancy, but also fulfills a key mission of Agnes Scott College to connect to Atlanta and the global community.

Visits to the gallery are by appointment only. No one will be admitted without an appointment.

Agnes Scott College and Dalton Gallery COVID-19 Policy

The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College is excited to welcome you to view our fall exhibition, Searching for Home in person. For the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, and campus community, our COVID-19 visitation policy abides by regulations set by the Agnes Scott College COVID-19 taskforce. We ask that you observe all guidelines below and follow any requests made by our in person staff.

To arrange a visit to the gallery, please schedule your appointment 48 hours in advance. Each time slot is limited to five visitors. We will not allow walk up entry at this time. Time slots will close 48 hours in advance. Please reserve a ticket for every person in your party- we will not allow entry to persons without a ticket.

If you are part of group larger than five people, please email daltongallery@agnesscott.edu to schedule visiting options.

Agnes Scott College requires masks at all times when visiting the campus, and masks are mandatory at all times while you are in the gallery. You will not be able to enter the gallery without a face mask.

Please refrain from touching any surfaces in the gallery.

Visitors must maintain a social distance of 6 feet from another.

Please reschedule your visit if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, flu-like symptoms or general discomfort).

Surfaces and restrooms are cleaned and serviced between gallery visits.

If you have any questions about visits to the gallery please email daltongallery@agnesscott.edu

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