Timelines: The Art of the Calendar Selection begins March 21, 2023 The calendar is a popular form that unites art and functionality. While calendars occupy many graphical genres today, from collages of family photos to promotional swag, this exhibition shines a light on the work of creatives who produce calendars as an extension of their studio practice, independent of institutional sponsors and large-run commercial distribution.
By gathering together the works of ‘calendar artists’ this show invites audiences to take a closer look at this ‘indy’ subculture. What do these ephemeral documents mean to users, and how do they differ from digital calendar apps that have begun to supplant the printed calendar? This exhibition will take place from April 14 to May 15 at Riverbank Arts, a gallery in downtown Flint, Michigan. Aspiring participants should submit digital photos or PDFs that represent the calendar(s) sufficiently for jurying. Selected work must arrive at the gallery by April 12, 2023. Contributors to the show will be given options concerning how their calendars are presented. Return postage will be paid by the gallery. Submissions to: timelines.works<http://timelines.works> Questions to: timelineex2...@yahoo.com This project is the inaugural exhibition of a new Print Art and Design series at Flint’s Riverbank Arts gallery. The focus of the series is contemporary art and design that explores the medium of print, from a variety of perspectives. Riverbank Arts is an initiative of the Arts+Culture Research Cluster at The University of Michigan - Flint, and is supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development. The exhibition will be juried by the Christian Gerstheimer, an artist and lecturer in Art History at the University of Michigan - Flint who worked previously as a curator at the El Paso Art Museum from 2003 - 2017. Although not a calendar producer himself, Gerstheimer’s November Project, which he has sustained for decades, does in some key respects mirror the annual creative practices of many calendar artists.
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