Midwest Pressed


  • Categories: Art | Exhibit
  • Event posted: Sept. 24, 2013
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Midwest Pressed Laugh Riot September 16 - October 20

In 2011 Midwest Pressed (Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson) metastasized from a hip collaborative art moniker to a bona fide limited-liability partnership with an actual physical address and a new air of legitimacy. The currents we have been navigating recently deal with making the transition from academic fine art viability to the production of unique screen printed products made available through Al Gore’s ‘internet’. Worn Out is a collaborative print project working mainly with screen printing. Dooley and Wilson focus on themed bodies of work that highlight both the unique and serial nature of printmaking, or "making each print an individual and successful impression born from the language of the multiple." The works involve intense layering of color and imagery, often focusing on clichés from pop culture. Zombies, riot cops, unicorns, Bigfoot, kittens, money, and Modernism all make appearances. Displayed from floor to ceiling in grid-like and clustered formats and printed on both paper and t-shirts, the exhibition will present a visual overload of pieces from several series of related works. Worn Out, like much of our collective creative output, walks the line between the museum and the street with a pop art dialogue that does not bother to draw a distinction between high and low culture.

Event details:

  • Ongoing until Sunday, October 20, 2013
  • Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence


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