The Chicago Printer’s Guild (CPG) was founded over a year ago, hell-bent on fusing together the tradition and success of its well-established print shops (including The Bird Machine, Delicious Designs, Crosshair, Screwball Press and The Post Family) with the creativity and flexibility of its up-and-coming studios (such as Spudnik Press and FugScreens Studios). Its first show since its inception, “CPG”, hopes to do that and more, showcasing over 40 artists’ collections and ranging in aesthetic as well as printing disciplines.
Serving as an introduction to the city of Chicago, the CPG show wants to take the viewer past the familiar settings when one thinks of print-making. Gig posters and t-shirts aside, this exhibition will illuminate the many disciplines within the printing medium: typeface, intaglio, lithography, even unconventional 3-D work will be included.
Chicago, with its rich print-making history, has a vastly dynamic community of artists which is constantly growing yet deeply rooted in tradition. The CPG is hoping to invigorate and engage the city of Chicago in order to promote print-making, as well as celebrate the vast array of artists taking part in this exhibition.
Participating artists: Angee Lennard, Billy Craven, C J Mace, Celene Aubry, Chad Kouri, Cherie Tymkiw, Dan Macadam, Dan Grzeca, Daniel Mellis, Diana Sudyka, Erin Page, Jason Teegarden-Downs, Jay Ryan, Jennifer Farrell, Jeremiah Chiu, Jessica Taylor-Caponigro, Johnny Sampson, Josh Davis, Julia Hendrickson, Justin Santora, Kathleen Judge, Keith Herzik, Kim Ambriz, Kwasi Amankwah, Kyle Baker, Lloyd Patterson, Megan Sterling, Michael Lauritano, Michael Schwindenhammer, Mike McQuade, Nadine Nakanishi, Nicholas Butcher, Phineas X. Jones,Rebecca Rakstad, Rich Kelly, Ryan Kapp, Sanya Glisic, Shawn Roberts, Steve Walters, Thomas Lucas, Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, William Sturgis, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff