In just a few short weeks, I'll be traveling to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan to do some international printmaking work! But the main event will be at Breakin' the Law 3: Hong Kong. I'll be helping the Hong Kong B-girls and B-Boys print some of their original work, as well as distribute some new original designs of my own!
Very excited to go back to Japan as well to see my family and friends there. I have some video work I'll be projecting guerrilla style!
Hopefully I can make some fresh new connections for GrapevineINK while I'm there! Missing all my collaborators in the crew, but we'll be meeting up soon enough!
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GrapevineINK members and public artists Elena Stojanova and Chanel Matsunami Govreau's collaborative piece Godpsila vs Queen Gidrea will be exhibited at Beyond Printmaking III, at Texas Tech University in February 2012. The piece is a wheatpaste performance installation. They will be showing a video version of the work.
This is what we do...collaborate, make, distribute!
Check this out friends!
This is on the radar for GrapevineINK in New York!
We're working on a dope collaborative project to submit for this event involving printmaking, community, outreach and education. HIP HOP edition! So many of us in the crew are hip-hop related artists, so let's take it there!
Keep you updated!
For those of you who don't know, check it. This is the work of GrapevineINK member Shani Peters, one of my favorite people EVER. Artist, community activist, educator, very good friend and my sister virgo. We have the same birthday, and one day Janet Jackson WILL pass out goodie bags at our McDonald's Playland Bday Bash- With handprinted happymeal boxes that I nominate Tyanna Buie (another Grapevinette) to print. one day.
These pictures are documentation from a performance print piece from this Fall 2010 called "We Promote Knowledge and Love" Anyone who knows Harlem knows those hardworkin' fellows in the Sandwich boards passing out the WE BUY GOLD! cards. As an artist in Harlem- Shani flipped it, challenged the passerbys to take a closer look.
Here's a print Shani did pre-performance. Pulled at the Lower East Side Print Shop where she worked as a key-holder resident artist!
Here's the card above.
Now hear Shani rep herself in her own words...check out the video
To learn more about Shani's work check out SHANIPETERS.COM
And this is a link to the original video post on underthemush.com
Here's more about Shani:
Shani Peters is a New York based artist (born in Lansing, MI) focusing in video, collage, printmaking, and social practice public projects. Peters completed her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.F.A. at The City College of New York. She has exhibited and screened throughout New York, including group shows at Dash Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, the International Print Center New York, and the Schomburg Center. She has completed residencies at The Center for Book Arts, and LMCC’s Swing Space and is currently participating in the Bronx Museum’s 2010-11 Artist in the Marketplace program and is a Keyholder resident at the Lower East Side Printshop. In addition to personal and public arts projects she works as a teaching artist with various community organizations –Shanipeters.com
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This weekend I received Sharita's package of our collaborative print and it gave me the push to go ahead and dig up my password to this account so I can finally get to posting! Thanks so much for sending it Sharita and for having the fantastic idea to begin with!!
SO... I have wanted to share soooo many things with the Grapevine community over the last few months, I'm just going to try catching up with a few now...
WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO- In September and October enacted a new performance project that is oh so very grapevine in theme and form: community involvement, community uplift, and printmaking in the form of custom silkscreened sandwich boards! Fellow Grapeviner Elena Sto was an awesome project volunteer- love that collective support! I'm hoping to bring this project back next September on a bigger scale and I'll need even more collective support then, hopefully a few from the group will be in and around NYC then... In the mean time please check out the details of the project at http://shanipeters.com/index.php?/projects/we-promote/.
FILM RECOMMENDATION- I saw this a few weeks back and thought of the printmaking crew...
I highly recommend it! It's well shot, informative, and oddly inspiring as a printmaker.
READING RECOMENDATION- As I've discussed with a few of you ladies I'm researching for a forthcoming video project on the intersections of Native American and Black Americans in the U.S. I came across a dope essay by a dope young writer named Wendy Walters along the way and thought of the group again. It's discussion of identity, gender, representation, and performance is right up the Grapevine alley. Check Wendy and her essay (“After the Death of the Last: Performance as History in Monique Mojica’s Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots”) out!
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I was back in NYC for the weekend! This past Sunday at Harlem Textile Works, myself and GrapevineINK members (and fellow HTW teaching artists) Elena and Shani met up with our interns Denzell, Giselle and John for a day to catch up in the studio. My old friend Ged Palmer, a graphic designer and typographer from Bristol also stopped by.
After I took this picture of my old stack of screenprint inks, I show it to Giselle and she says, "It looks like you!" Indeed, a self portrait of sorts.
Ged showing Denzell some new Illustrator tricks.. "Chanel! Why didn't you show me pathfinder!!" Also schoolin' from one Jedi to another (we call Denzell our Harlem Jedi) about some serious typography. It was my secret ambition for these two young men to meet o(^-^)o
Definitely check out his work at GedPalmer.com. It was a pleasure Ged, thank you for stopping by!
Off Denzell's Sketch pad. Look deep, he constructed an entirely new alphabet/language.
Denzell's [monkey] 'King of Abels'. Can I get this printed on some gear please?
All about teamwork. Denzell helping Giselle out with her screen.
Queen Giselle getting busy in the inks. Now that I moved, she's takin' over the excessive use of hot pink that we all need in our lives. HTW (and I) thank you Giselle!
Fierce. Look at that face- John's designs here are getting some added color and sparkle on Illustrator. He's getting prepared for Design school applications.
OOOooh, check out these colors! Lookin' hot. Mmmmen's Wear!
Elena and I reunited!
Fam Fam FAM for life! Shani and I are birthday twins which explains a lot about how we became friends so fast. Virgo artists down to the last drop.
I'm so thankful that I have this community in my life. Combining community, arts, education, taking charge of what we need in our lives to keep making our work and ourselves.
Posted by Elena at 6:41 PM
Hey Ladies and all the followers of the blog!
Finally to catch up! I wanted to write sooner, but these past months were very eventful for me personally, I hardly set in front of my comp. Also a lot was happening in the print-making world in NY.. ;-) ...things slowed pace lately and here I am!
This weekend in New York, there are 3 Print and Book Fairs that I'm pretty excited about.
Thursday was the opening day for the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It totally worth running on the rain to see the show! One could find prints from Durer to contemporary artists.. and it really makes a difference to see them in person, than from a reproduction. If you are interested there is a list of all the print-shops/ galleries on the website www.ifpda.org
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