I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Silkscreen, Letterpress, Xerox, Relief
Suite of nine prints in an edition of 100
I was invited to produce a print-based and socially conscious project specific to Kansas City as a Visiting Artist in the Zz School of Print Media's Printmaking in the Expanded Field program. Using objects and ephemera from the LaBudde Special Collections at UMKC, I embraced my role as an “amateur excavator” to find pieces that highlighted overlooked yet significant moments in Kansas City history. Graphic elements were extracted from the LaBudde Collections to create a suite of printed matter in an edition of 100.
The project concluded with a Show-And-Tell happening at Plug Projects, where attendees were encouraged to bring and share their own objects and histories. Participants were given a full suite of prints from the edition as a takeaway archive.
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love was made possible with support from the Kansas City Art Institute & Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts.
Very special thanks to Stuart Hinds, Micheal Boles, Erin Zona, Plug Projects, Quinn Mahler, Sara Haug, Zophia McDougal, Calvert Guthrie, Rachel Mesplay Helm, Adriane Herman, Danni Parelman, Kelly Clark, Kelsey Van Horn, Kim Heinrich & Mel Moscoso