Founded in 2014, Counterproof Press is a collaboration between the Creative Writing Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, and the Design Center Studio in the Department of Art and Art History, in the School of Fine Arts. It is a hub for printmaking, illustration, design, book arts, and creative writing at the University of Connecticut. This exhibition samples the collaborative studio projects facilitated by Counterproof Press, including broadsides from the Wallace Stevens Poetry Program, student-driven projects, and work by visiting artists.
Opening Reception, Thursday, March 28th, 5pm – 7pm
5-5:30 – Learn swing dance from UConn’s Swing and Blues Club
5:30 – 7pm – Live Swing Music by Survivor’s Swing Band.
Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
This exhibition features “thrones” or examples of art chairs created by nine of the key artists and makers of contemporary art furniture: John Dunnigan; Jim Cole; Terence Main, Mitch Ryerson; Lothar Windels; Fernando and Humberto Campana; Dale Broholm; and Wendell Castle. It is our goal to introduce our visitors to the decorative arts as fine art and the concept that the chairs on view are a form of sculpture. Central to this exhibition is the idea that design aesthetics and function can be integrated into one object.
Photo Credit: Jim Cole, “ Ode to King Bee” Armchair (c 1990), Courtesy of the artist and Magen H. Gallery.
The opening reception takes place during the final hours of UConn’s university-wide Giving Dayand we will be celebrating those who make gifts of any size to the Benton in support of our public and educational programs. Help us reach our goal of 52 donations for our age.