Print Speak: Cultivating Connection Panel Discussion

Print Speak: Cultivating Connection

Speakers: Alyssa Alikpala, Jenn Law, and Noelle Wharton-Ayer and Rebecca Travis
Panel Discussion: Cultivating Connection
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET
Structure: 30min talk, 15min Q&A

This Print Speak session brings together the three artists featured in Open Studio’s Main Gallery exhibition Cultivating Connection: Alyssa Alikpala, Jenn Law, and Noelle Wharton-Ayer, in discussion with Open Studio’s Curator and Collections Manager, Rebecca Travis.

The exhibition featured artwork in which print-based processes were actively intertwined with botanical material, from Jenn Law’s recent letterpress impressions into the leaves of wild and domestic plants, to Noelle Wharton Ayer’s multimedia collage practice including anthotype and screenprint, and Alyssa Alikpala’s wheat-pasted interventions using collected natural materials. Taking place towards the close of winter and in anticipation of spring, the works in Cultivating Connection engage with communication, unfixed outcomes, and slow viewing.