Behind the Platen is an exhibition celebrating the legacy of letterpress printing. The exhibit showcases work from artists and printers in our region, and demonstrates how the medium is being explored and utilized in our contemporary design culture.
Many Zygote Press artists — Elizabeth Emery, Michael Gill, Wendy Partridge, Corrie Slawson — were selected to be part of this exhibition curated by Miranda Hall & Andy Schwanbeck. Hall and Schwanbeck are designers and design educators and have their own letterpress studio, Big Press Little Press, in the Pittsburgh area.
The show opens September 10th, 2014 and runs through September 22nd, 2014 at LaRoche College Cantellops Art Gallery in Pittsburgh.
The opening-night lecture — by Bob Kelemen, an accomplished printer and letterpress educator — is on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:30 pm.