We are honored to host "Cosmic Yearn" - a solo show of works created by Jeremy McCleary spanning from 2015-2017. The ink on paper/canvas works illustrate complex relationships with hope manifested through a subconscious and automatic predilection towards rendering miniature worlds; spiderwebs, cosmos, plants, and others.
Jeremy has participated in several group shows in Atlanta throughout the years and we are eager to see what his first solo show brings.
On display May 5-June 30.
Opening night reception Friday May 5 from 7-11pm at Hi-Lo Press (696 Charles Allen Dr NE)
see you there//bring a friend!
RSVP via facebook here.
We are honored to announce that our next opening, in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International is a show of prints by Art Hazelwood and Izzy Jarvis.
Dark Days and Solidarity
The toxic rise of nationalism and scapegoating calls for a response, artists no less than anyone else. Art Hazelwood and Izzy Jarvis bring their work of community solidarity and social criticism to Atlanta with one eye on attacking the structures that brought us to this abyss and the other on cultivating resistance at a time when the very nature of democracy is under threat.
Art Hazelwood is a printmaker from San Francisco who has worked with homeless rights groups since the early 1990s, creating posters, placards, graphics, writing books and organizing exhibitions. He is part of a collective called the San Francisco Poster Syndicate which works with labor unions, activist organizations, and community education programs creating among other things street posters on gentrification, Dakota Access Pipeline, Fight for 15, and several school strikes. His work in woodcuts and screenprints range from the street to fine press artist books. His work can be seen in street newspapers and in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the Library of Congress. He was part of a two-person exhibition last year at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens. Hazelwood teaches (and is on the union bargaining team fighting for a contract) at the San Francisco Art Institute.www.arthazelwood.com
Izzy Jarvis is an artist for whom activism, critique, and consideration for marginalized groups is inherent in her work. Her first foray into using art as a means for awareness and fundraising began with an independent campaign for the AETA4, a group of animal welfare activists who came under fire for resisting the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a law which places corporations above lives by categorizing resistance as “terrorism.” She has since continued to use her platform to support groups and movements such as Black Lives Matter, the current #noDAPL resistance, and small campaigns to provide LGBTQ+ with self defense weapons and the knowledge of how to use them. Izzy received her BFA in printmaking from Indiana University in 2015, was the SGCI Undergraduate Fellow in 2014, publishes Relief, an annual catalogue of relief printmaking, and works as a key member at the Bloomington Print Collective. Though she works primarily in woodcut, her current body of work pushes the boundaries of printmaking, using techniques of traditional wood print to create installations that play with light, surface, texture, and the sculptural nature of wood. www.izzyjarvis.com
In addition to the works of Izzy and Art, Hi-Lo Press welcomes the community at large to participate in this show through live printing as well as an open call to any artists who wish to contribute any antifa zines. No minimum edition size for zines to contribute.
It's not too late to sign up for the Aluminum Plate Lithography class at Atlanta Printmakers' Studio. Dianna will be teaching the 8-week course on Wednesday nights from 6:30 til 9:30pm starting this Wednesday, January 18. You can sign up for the class here.
ATTN: Tuesday January 17 from 1pm to 4pm we will be live printing this image. Come and print one for free or donation if you are attending the #millionwomanmarch or any local efforts. You can also purchase one printed on nicer paper (pictured) for $20.
Atlanta artist and sign painter Doug Evans along with Oakland based artists Henry Fey and Cole Solinger bring a body of drawings, paintings, and scultpure to Hi-Lo Press this month. Remote Viewing is a show of active and passive transportation from Solinger's coastal map work and suburban scenes to Evans' alien moonscapes.
Starting January 11, Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm Dianna will be teaching an introduction to Aluminum Plate Lithography at Atlanta Printmakers' Studio. The class will be an 8 week course. Aluminum plates allow the same types of mark-making: brush strokes, crayon marks, bold lines, and rich tusche washes. Break out of your comfort zone and pick up a new skill for the new year!
Sign up here.
Friday December 16 we are hosting a holiday art market. Atlanta artists will be selling prints, zines, small paintings, t-shirts, crafts and more.
Buy local, support artists, and support these organizations that need our help!
Proceeds from sales will be donated to the following organizations:
Feminist Women's Health Center
the artist and vendor list will be updated in the coming days**
The November show at Hi-Lo is a very special one. We have 22 Atlanta artists who over the past few weeks have been working in the studio to create and print works on our presses. Letterpress, relief prints, lithographs, and mokulito are all represented in the show. Come visit between 7-11pm this Saturday, November 5. There will be framed and loose prints for sale from very talented local artists.
Kibbee Gallery and Parlor are also having openings this Saturday, so make a night of it.
You can RSVP on facebook here.
We are excited to announce that Yoon Nam will be exhibiting her first show at Hi-Lo Press.
Inane but Sensitive: thinking widely while drawing small
I began drawing because my writing seemed incapable of capturing what I saw physically and imagined in my mind. How do I express what I see or imagine? Yes—what a common concern. There is nothing remotely singular about that crisis. But most importantly, who cares to see these small, personal, too common or too insignificant things I see or imagine? Surely, seeing—in both a physical and psychological sense-- leads to telling. When led to and shown somebody else’s experiences and perspectives, we are often reactionary. We like to show and tell and be shown and told. Our sensory experiences encourage us to take whatever form of expression appears at hand to reveal and share what we have; but let me stop and ask another question—what qualifies something as significant enough to be told, shown, or shared these days? No longer how, but now what to show becomes a fresh crisis in the process of pictorial articulation if what one wants to show is deemed too trivial or common. Why? Because the very shared nature of sensory experience has spawned and transformed what used to be an experience into a currency beyond mere cultural capital—you cost me a trip, a glance, or a click, so you better have something worthy enough my time! There is no quality, just an experience to count. How often do we hear people say “who cares (about such insignificant, small stuff)?” Caring costs, so if anyone or anything makes people care, they think it better be something big and extraordinary, worthy enough of their attention. To be sensitive, one needs to pay attention and be vulnerable and receptive enough to recognize there is no beauty without disappointment, there is no poetry without paradox, and there is nothing so small as to be dismissed or devalued in life. Who would like to do that? So here I am, failing to situate my artistic inclination steadfastly in something obscure and significant, but instead, drawing such silly, soft stuff. This show is about illuminating the strength in being sensitive, in caring too much and too widely about inane, trivial, pedestrian, and common stuff in life. But if you care, I would like to tell you this-- I hope, perhaps, that some viewers would leave the show carrying an inward light that shines soft and small, like an invisible and unspoken nod amongst us that confirms something uncertain and trifling about life is indeed so universal and human.
A definite “in-betweener” of a variety of interests and hobbies, Yoon is a DJ and loves records, concentrating on 60-70s international rare groove, psych, prog, and jazz. She also loves to draw and paint. She holds a Ph.D. in 16-17th century British literature. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and a beautiful cat named Reginald.
Hi-Lo Press’s exhibition for the month of June is Continuous Cities, sharing the title of chapter 10 from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. This show follows the lead of the 1972 work, describing cities founded on ideas rather than geographical sites. Within these cities the inhabitants are caught in cycles of despair that exist hand in hand with mirth, demurral, and growth. Calling Atlanta home in light of the current changes to the landscape, we are confronted with the feeling that there is simultaneously more of Atlanta and less of it. This group show invites the artists to allow glimpses of what their experiences are in a place defined so differently from person to person.