Print, Protest, Power curated by Myron M Beasley

Able Baker Contemporary
29 Forest Ave, Portland ME 04101

runs May 18* - June 22
*please join us for an opening reception on May 18 from 5-8pm

Print, Protest, Power explores the power of the printed poster in a variety of styles, aesthetics and rhetorical strategies. Recalling the role of the poster (and other printed matter) in political social movements, particularly in the U.S., and how they occupy a critical space and a precursor to contemporary social media platforms, this show will acknowledge the significance of the protest poster and printmaking. While some posters were created by savvy graphic designers with keen attention to font, color, aesthetics, and layout, and others were made strictly to communicate vital news, the general purpose was the dissemination of information to the masses.

Print, Protest, Power brings together works from distinguished printmakers including a selection of iconic imagery by Emory Douglas, the artist, designer, and former Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party. Other artists include Amos Kennedy Jr. (Kennedy Press); David Wolfe (Wolfe Editions); and H. R. Buechler (Oxblood Press) and the Future Mothers collective (Elizabeth Jabar and Colleen Kinsella).


Other events associated with Print, Protest, Power:

Wednesday May16:  Screening of Proceed and be bold  followed by Q/A with Amos Kennedy Jr. 
Thursday May 17  "Art, Activism and Print" Panel discussion with Emory Douglas, Amos Kennedy Jr., David Wolfe, H. R. Buechler | 7:15-8:30  Bates College P'gill

 Emory Douglas, poster, 196

Emory Douglas, poster, 196