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A Conversation on Propaganda & Printed Matter

Panel Discussing with Andrea Carlson, Robert Cozzolino, and Chris Pappan

Throughout history artists have made images that affirm and challenge political beliefs. Printmaking has both been a vehicle for disseminating popular agendas and resisting dominant culture. Join Andrea Carlson (Resident Artist), Robert Cozzolino (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Curator of Painting) and Chris Pappan (Artist) for a discussion on various histories of propaganda and printed matter.

This event is presented in conjunction with Andrea Carlson’s Summer 2019 Residency. New prints produced through the Spudnik Press Residency Program will be on view and released at this free public event. 

About the panelists:

Andrea Carlson is a visual artist currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Through painting and drawing, Carlson cites entangled cultural narratives and institutional authority relating to objects based on the merit of possession and display. Her work has been acquired by institutions such as the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a 2008 McKnight Fellow and a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant recipient.

Robert Cozzolino was born, raised, and studied in the Midwest. A native of Chicago, he earned his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a dissertation on Ivan Albright. In his work on American art he has emphasized regional diversity, integrating artists of Chicago, Wisconsin, California, and other areas into installations, thematic exhibitions and his scholarship. Dr. Cozzolino is currently the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Cozzolino was the Senior Curator and Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Modern Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (PAFA).

Chris Pappan is a Chicago-based artist of Kaw, Osage, and Cheyenne River Sioux heritage. His artwork is based on American Indian ledger drawings of the mid to late 19th Century, and through use of evocative imagery and mixed media, his work has an undeniable 21st Century twist. In 2015 he presented Account Past Due: Ledger Art & Beyond at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. In 2016-19 the Field Museum of Natural History organized a show of his drawings and paintings called Drawing on Tradition: Kanza Artist Chris Pappan. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Spencer Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Native Art.

Image: Detail of work in progress by Andrea Carlson