Starting from similar places of reference—as screen printers who force ink on to paper through a finely-woven mesh—the Chicago-based duo Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) and the Montréal-based duo Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum) have independently developed bodies of work wherein they investigate, as printmakers, the relationship between the materials of fabric and paper.
Simultaneous will consist of dual large-scale installations in the Center for Book and Paper Arts galleries. Creating the work separately in their respective cities, but in rich dialogue with each other, Simultaneous will include a range of printed paper and fabric works, including textiles, wall-hangings, paper sculptures, posters, as well as audio elements.
Simultaneous is curated by Julia V. Hendrickson, an independent curator, editor, and writer who lives in Austin, Texas. A limited-edition screen printed poster as well as a full-color, 40-page catalog (with essays by Julia V. Hendrickson and Lauren Weinberg) will accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition is open February 12 – April 10, 2015
Opening Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5-8P Public opening