This is an Emergency!

Meredith Stern, Favianna Rodriguez, Bec Young, Thea Gahr, Molly Fair, Erin Rosenthal, Ian Cozzens, Delia Kovac, Emmy Bright, Arley-Rose Torsone, Kristina Brown, Lois Harada, Katrina Silander Clark, Sam Merritt, Olivia Horvath, Laura Rosenthal, Susan Somensky Bietila, Gina Glantz, Ultra Violet, Jacque Bidon, Melanie Cervantes, Mary Tremonte
Publication Date: 2012
Artwork type: Print
Medium: letterpress, silkscreen, offset print, linocut print
Dimensions: 12.0 in W x 18.0 in H
Binding Type: loose pages
Edition Size: 125
Price: USD 1600.00
Meredith Stern (collaborator)
Meredith Stern (collaborator)
Bec Young (artist)
Thea Gahr (artist)
Molly Fair (artist)
Ian Cozzens (artist)
Delia Kovac (artist)
Emmy Bright (artist)
Lois Harada (artist)
Sam Merritt (artist)
Gina Glantz (artist)
Ultra Violet (artist)
Jacque Bidon (artist)
Groundswell Fund (bookbinder)
Mary Tremonte (artist)
Providence, Rhode Island USA

A collection of 17 artist prints and 9 inter-generational essays in a custom cloth-bound clamshell box.

This collection highlights the visual art and stories of people most affected by these issues- women, queer identified, and transgendered artists and organizers. Reproductive rights and gender justice are in a state of emergency.  This is a collection of responses to this crisis through visual art and interviews. 

This collection features artists from the Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative, Grand Prix winner of the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Arts  including: Favianna Rodriguez, Melanie Cervantes, Mary Tremonte, Meredith Stern, Bec Young, Thea Gahr and Molly Fair.   Another noteworthy participant is Erin Rosenthal of Providence, RI’s historic Fort Thunder.  Also included are Providence RI based artists Ian Cozzens, Delia Kovac, Emmy Bright, Arley Rose Torsone, Kristina Brown, Lois Harada, Katrina Silander Clark, Sam Merritt and Olivia Horvath. The written essays are presented in the form of a small hand sewn ‘zine. This aspect of the project has an inter-generational component; people in their 20's and 30's interviewed their mentors and elders. Among those interviewed are Heather Booth and Judith Arcana of the historic Jane Abortion Collective in Chicago, Peg Johnston of The Abortion Conversation Project, Judy Kashoff, Gina Glantz, choreographer Ken Rinker, Virginia Reath and Elizabeth Esris.  Also included is Susan Simensky Bietila’s comic “The Briday Fair” which was originally printed in World War 3 Illustrated.  Women, feminists, gay, and queer identified people are largely absent from most historical texts and within this document we share our stories. This collection includes personal narratives as well as the life experiences of people working for equality through political and grassroots movement work.

Artists in the portfolio include: Arley-Rose Torsone (printed by Jacque Bidon), Bec Young, Delia Kovac & Emily Bright, Erin Rosenthal & Laura Rosenthal, Favianna Rodriguez (with Ultra Violet), Ian G. Cozzens, Katrina Silander Clark, Kristina Brown, Lois Harada, Mary Tremonte, Mel nie Cervantes (with Groundswell Fund), Meredith Stern with Gina Glantz (words by Helen Reddy), Molly Fair, Olivia Horvath, Sam Merrit and Thea Gahr. 

Curated by Meredith Stern.
Covers designed and printed by Ladyfingers Letterpress in Providence, RI.
Colophon printed at Third Termite. 

Multimedia. Clothbound clamshell box. 17 pages. 18" x 11." Edition of 125. 2012.

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