Big MediumBIG MEDIUM BEGINS 2021 WITH TWO EXHIBITIONS

The virtual edition of PrintAustin’s juried exhibition
The Contemporary Print: 5×5

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147 Devices for Integrated Principles
Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn and Peter Stopschinski

Chloe Alexander, Army of One, 2019, Silkscreen and ink, 22 x 22 in.
The virtual edition of PrintAustin’s juried exhibition
The Contemporary Print: 5×5
On view January 15 – February 19, 2021 at bigmedium.org

In partnership, Big Medium and PrintAustin are pleased to announce the artists selected for The Contemporary Print: 5×5 international juried exhibition. Juried by Delita Martin of Black Box Press Studio, the upcoming virtual exhibition showcases the work of artists from the United States, Australia, and Slovenia, giving us a broad survey of printmaking happening across the globe.

This year’s selected artists include:

Chloe Alexander (Atlanta, Georgia)
John Klosterman IV (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Oliver Pilic (Kamnik, Slovenia)
Laura Post (Fort Worth, Texas)
Cleo Wilkinson (Melbourne, Australia)

The Contemporary Print: 5×5 will be presented on bigmedium.org and will run January 15 through February 19, 2021. In-depth artist features and online programming highlighting this year’s exhibit will take place in conjunction with PrintAustin 2021.

PrintAustin is an artist-led nonprofit working with local venues and artists to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking. The upcoming annual festival will take place January 15 – February 15, 2021, and offer both safe in-person printmaking focused experiences and virtual programming. For more information, visit printaustin.orgHillerbrand + Magsamen, A Device to Talk with God, 2020, Archival Inkjet Print
147 Devices for Integrated Principles
Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn and Peter Stopschinski
On view January 16 – February 13, 2021(by appointment only)
Schedule an appointmentMember’s preview: January 16 – 17, 2021
Closing Zoom Event: February 10, 2021 at 6:30pm
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Big Medium presents 147 Devices for Integrated Principles by Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Kirk Lynn, and Peter Stopschinski featuring photography, video and sculpture and an interactive closing zoom event.

Rooted in our society’s ever-growing desire to exercise control over our lives through various devices, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles is informed by the artists’ experiences during Hurricane Harvey. Prior to the storm, the artists were confronted with a need to prepare a ‘hurricane box’ with devices such as batteries, canned food, toilet paper, and bottled water. As the hurricane passed, the water receded, and their lives started to return to normal, they realized that it was actually not returning to ‘normal’ – that the feeling of being overwhelmed by many external forces still existed. Not only was it the stress of a natural disaster, but also, divisive politics, economic pressures, and concerns with the aging of elderly parents, that brought Hillerbrand+Magsamen the idea to invent new devices for more intimate and personal problems. They turned to the concept of homo faber, or the notion that human beings can control their fate and their environment through tools. This turn of the century idea, a response to the Industrial Revolution, is as applicable today as it was then. Once again, our culture is faced with a new wave of technology that can either help us with our problems or exacerbate them.





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