January 17 — March 21, 2020

 

The Print Center is pleased to present solo exhibitions of new work by Miguel A. Aragón (born Ciudad Juárez, México; lives Staten Island, NY), Young Sun Han (born Evanston, IL; lives Brooklyn, NY) and Ron Tarver (born Fort Gibson, OK; lives Philadelphia, PA). These artists were selected from more than 500 international artists who applied to our 94th ANNUAL International Competition. The jurors were Charlotte Cotton, Curator-in-Residence, California Museum of Photography, Riverside and Gretchen Wagner, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum.

 

Exhibition Resources

Announcement Card
Gallery Notes
Press Release
Press Images

PRESS

'View from the outside,' Broad Street Review, Pamela J.  Forsythe, February 2020 pdf

 

Miguel A. Aragón: Indices of Silence/Índices del silencio

 

Aragón's heroic-sized prints address the war on drugs unfolding in his hometown of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Using innovative print techniques, such as cutting woodblocks and paper with an industrial-grade hand drill, he creates gripping portraits that humanize the victims of this violence.

Image: Miguel A. Aragón, Embolsado, 2018

 

PRESS

'Violence in Ciudad Juárez: An artist’s response,' AL DÍA, Emily Neil, February 2020  pdf

Video interview with Miguel A. Aragón, Philatinos Radio, Leticia Roa Nixon, January 2020   Facebook

 

Young Sun Han: The Unforever Parallel

 

Approaching loss from both personal and collective points of view, Han explores his family narratives through the geopolitical history of North and South Korea in the 20th century. He traces the immigrant experience across the 38th parallel north (the border between these two countries). His photo-based installations poetically depict the places rooted in these histories.

Image: Young Sun Han, Passages from a Memoir: Mapping Manguri, 2019

 

 

Ron Tarver: An Overdue Conversation With My Father

 

Tarver reimagines the African American experience in the United States under Jim Crow, as interpreted through the lens of his father Richard Tarver, a photographer who captured this community in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma during the 1940s and 50s. By looking back at his father’s archive and appropriating its imagery, Tarver reworks them to reflect on the deep history of the tight-knit African American community in Fort Gibson, re-presenting its triumphs and tribulations.

The Artist would like to thank the Independence Foundation for its support of the creation of this work.

Image: Ron Tarver, Hello Darling, 2017

 

PRESS

‘These are the Philly art gallery shows you’ll want to check out this spring,’ The Philadelphia Inquirer, Edith Newhall, February 2020  pdf

'Fort Gibson native's photos part of international exhibition,' Muskogee Phoenix, Cathy Spaulding, January 2020  pdf

EXHIBITION RELATED PROGRAMMING 

All of The Print Center's Exhibitions and Programs are free and open to the public.

Artist Talk with Ron Tarver

Thursday, February 20, 6:00pm

Artist Talk with Miguel A. Aragón

Thursday, March 19, 6:00pm

 

PAST EXHIBITION RELATED PROGRAMMING + EVENTS

Gallery Talks with the Artists and Curator + Opening Reception

The Print Center
Thursday, January 16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30pm
Opening Reception: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Artist Talk with Young Sun Han

Thursday, February 6, 6:30pm