PRINTS FROM THE NEW BORDER!
A collaboration between artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Joan Wyand.
This set of 10 original silkscreened prints were designed by both artists, and illustrated by Joan Wyand. Each print features a performance character created by Gómez-Peña and Wyand. The prints were produced by The Headlight Hotel print shop in Providence, RI. This is an edition of 250 sets.
The NEW BORDER PRINTS collection also includes a set of 10 “POSTCARDS FROM THE GEOGRAPHICAL AND SOCIAL MARGIN”. The postcards are images reconfigured to emulate the 1950′s hand-painted destination postcards from bizarre landscapes conjured by the artists.
The work of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Joan Wyand resonates with AS220’s mission of promoting creative expression through uncensored and unjuried art. The sale of these prints goes toward fundraising for AS220 FREE CULTURE: activism that denounces censorship and celebrates the link between art, culture and community. FREE CULTURE is one of many AS220 initiatives that reinforce the organization’s mission of providing access and opportunity for the creative expression of unjuried and uncensored art.
International artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Mexican performance artist who creates work that responds to the demographic and cultural transitions reflected in the growing Latin American population. Gómez-Peña’s work resonates with the artistic bravado that composes part of Providence’s attitude and cultural identity, not to mention AS220′s mission to promote creative expression through unjuried and uncensored art. Gómez-Peña works world-wide and currently lives in San Francisco, California.
Joan Wyand is a local artist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. “I am a radical performance artist, experienced collaborator, and skilled maker. My creative mission is to share my awareness of our material environment, and inspire simple environmental trends. My main mediums are clay, recycled fabric, trash, installation, and play.” Wyand embodies the spirit of the local arts in Providence. She is part of a multi-disciplinary generation of Rhode Island artists that are in tune with their urban and environmental surroundings, while pushing cultural boundaries of gender and materiality.
AS220 is a non-profit community arts space located in downtown Providence. It provides an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts by offering all Rhode Island artists the opportunity to live, work, exhibit or perform in the AS220 facilities, which include four rotating gallery spaces, a performance space, a youth program, a recording studio, a print shop, a darkroom and media arts lab, a high-tech fabrication and electronics lab, a black-box theatre, a dance studio, and four dozen affordable live/work studios. www.as220.org