I Can't Give You Anything But Love, 2014

Silkscreen, Letterpress, Xerox
Suite of nine prints
Edition of 100

I was invited to produce a print-based and socially conscious project specific to Kansas City as a Visiting Artist in the Zz School of Print Media's Printmaking in the Expanded Field program. Using objects and ephemera from the LaBudde Special Collections at UMKC, I embraced my role as an “amateur excavator” to find pieces that highlighted significant moments in Kansas City history and honored the heritage of KC as well as its people. Graphic elements were extracted from the LaBudde Collections to create a suite of printed matter in an edition of 100.

The project concluded with a Show-And-Tell happening at Plug Projects, where attendees were encouraged to bring and share their own objects and histories. Each attendee was given a full suite of prints from the edition as a takeaway archive.

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love was executed over the course of four days in November 2014 with support from the Kansas City Art Institute & Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts.

Very special thanks to Stuart Hinds, Micheal Boles, Erin Zona, Plug Projects, Quinn Mahler, Sara Haug, Zophia McDougal, Calvert Guthrie, Rachel Mesplay Helm, Adriane Herman, Danni Parelman, Kelly Clark, Kelsey Van Horn, Kim Heinrich & Mel Moscoso

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