I just got a notice that myself and four other Justseeds' artists (Roger Peet, Shaun Slifer, Chris Stain, and Swoon) are including in this new historical stencil exhibition at the Newark Public Library. It looks to be a great historical retrospective of stencil art, from Soviet-era use, to cubism and surrealism, to it's more recent use in artists' books. I've always wanted to be in an exhibition with Mayakovsky!
For Decoration and Agitation: An Exhibition of Stencil and Pochoir Books and Art
Newark Public Library, Newark NJ
Curated by Jared Ash, Special Collections Division
On view: Nov. 16, 2011 – Jan. 21, 2012
Main Library, Third Floor Gallery
More info HERE
A complete listing of artists and organizations included in the exhibition is as follows: Peter Arakawa, Guy Arnoux, Berthold Audsley, Georges Barbier, Bill Barrell, Book Bombs (Mary Tasilo and Michelle Wilson), the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Umberto Brunelleschi, Florence Cannon, the Combat Paper Project (represented by Combat Papermakers Jesse Albrecht, Chris Arendt, and Jon Michael Turner), Robert Coulouma, Anuradha Das, Sonia Delaunay, André Derain, Gale Deery, William Addison (W.A.), Dwiggins, Shepard Fairey, Josh Fendell, Atelier Ferrariello, Serge Gladky, Albert Gleizes, Heinrich Hoffmann, Paul Iribe, the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (represented by Josh MacPhee, Roger Peet, Shaun Slifer, Chris Stain, and Swoon), E. McKnight Kauffer, Jane Kent, Yasuhide Kobashi, Fernand Léger, Anne McKeown, Bernd Melchers, Bruno Munari, Maud Oakes (after Jeff King), Kichiemon Okamura, Sigismond Olesiewicz, Lorenzo Pace, Audrey Parr, Jean Saudé, Émile-Allain (E.A.) Séguy, Keisuke Serizawa, Zofia Stryjeńska, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Alfred Tolmer, Andrew White Tuer, Anthony Velonis, Maurice Pillard Verneuil, Deborah Weier, and Emmet Williams.
image above: Vladimir Mayakovsky, ROSTA [Russian Telegraph Agency] Window Series no. 539, 1920; hand–stenciled watercolor and gouache.