Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Remember playing the game Telephone when you were young? One person whispers a statement to the person sitting next to them, then that person whispers it to their neighbor and on and on around the circle with the last person speaking the now radically changed statement aloud.
The Unity of Opposites is a visual riff on this childhood game, exposing real world issues about communication and interpretation in our contemporary culture.
This exhibition features the collaboration between two printmaking studios, Zea Mays Printmaking (Florence, MA) and Peregrine Press (Portland, ME) and began with one artist from each studio responding to a secret verbal prompt. These two beginning artists created a print that is a visual interpretation of the verbal prompt. The process continued until 75 artists have participated over the course of five months.
The final prints were exhibited first at A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA in October 2016 and are now moving to the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.