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Pulled
A Catalog of Screen Printing

May 11 — June 24

Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave, 
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening
Friday, May 11th, 2012 – 7:00-10:00pm 

Screen printing is a utilitarian production technique. It exists, first and foremost, as an engine of mass production. Defined by repetition, consistency and physicality, the method serves the arena of the mundane: street signs, grocery bags, scratch and sniff stickers. Pulled is a show about the artistic limits of this medium. Showcasing an immense range of work from 40+ designers living and working in all corners of the world, Pulled examines the explosive creativity loosed by a rigorous breakdown and buildup of layers, opacities, exposures and pulls.

Initially curated in book form by Brooklyn based artist and designer Mike Perry, the art has has traveled to shows in LA, Brooklyn, Portland and Cincinnati, and includes prints by Ashkan, Deanne Cheuk, Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson, Seripop, Sonnenzimmer and Marcroy Smith.