In conjunction with Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Co-op members Meredith Stern, Molly Fair, and Jess X. Chen will discuss the work they create and projects Justseeds has undertaken to address issues of reproductive rights and gender justice. The title of the talk comes from a Justseeds print portfolio and interview project which deals with these concerns. The collection highlights the visual art and stories of people most affected by these issues- women, queer identified, and transgendered artists and organizers. These prints will be on display in the gallery this evening. Meredith Stern obtained a BFA in Ceramics at Tulane University in New Orleans. She went on to develop a multifaceted practice that includes printmaking, ‘zine publishing and socially engaged creative production. Molly Fair is a Brooklyn, NY based artist, activist and soon-to-be librarian. JESS X CHEN is a Chinese American multi-disciplinary poet, artist/activist, filmmaker, and arts educator. She is the author of chapbook, From the Earthworm To The Night. Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 30 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. The Cooperative produces collective portfolios, contributes graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, builds large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpastes on the streets.
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