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.