Steve Price: Exhibitions


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A brief review of all the recent exhibitions my work has been involved with.

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Steve Price: Exhibitions

  1. 1. Exhibitions
  2. 2. Exhibition: Affluenza Place: Clerkenwell, London Date: March 2009 My first non-commercial exhibition. I submitted a “I first came across modern take on a design classic. Namely the 1939 Stev’s work when he poster, commissioned by King George to boost public moral if the Germans were to invade, the submitted a proposal original poster read ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. for the highly successful Given the climate of financial turmoil around and much visited January February of 2009 I decided that if was exhibition Affluenza. more fitting to produce a new version (seen here His poignant and direct in the exhibitions press release), a message that (secretly) the politicians/bankers wanted to say, but expression, addressing daren’t. the themes of the brief I chose to submit work to this exhibtion because spot on were a favourite its message was entirely in-line with a new series with the judging panel of screenprint work I wanted to produce under the consisting of top-end name ‘Democrazy. industry curators and artists.” Hege Sæbjørnsen Project Manager & Curator
  3. 3. James Hurst, co-curator for this screenprint exhibition had seen my ‘Keep Spending’ poster in the Affluenza show and asked me to submit it to Exhibition: Editions Place: Bodhi Art Gallery, Brick Lane Date: May 2009 / edition screenprint exhibiton call for entries deadline their show. So I did. There show ran for one month in London’s famous Brick Lane. 06.04.2009 You send us an image / at this stage a low res (under 1 mb) We will sell the screenprints / the screenprints produced for this image, that, if your submission is successful we will need supplied show will be sold for £20 each. Once the gallery show has closed as a high res (300dpi .jpg at full size or an illustrator .eps) image file. youcontinue to sell the prints at / 1 colour, 500mmx500mm we will send image Bodhi Art Gallery, on the Print The image will be screenprinted in one colour at 500mm x 500mm on Heritage White, a Fourdrinier made paper with a vellum surface we screenprintat/ 50 times Monger market stall, online and future events. that has a full archival specification. wewill get 30% /by BACS or cheque BodhiofArt Gallery, show Lane You put in we will contact you two weeks after the Brick has closed and pay gallery / 30% the total sales of We will screenprint your image / we will contact you for the high wework. We will updateweeks a bi-monthly basis of sales made your show / 2 you on res artwork if your submission is successful. The colour reference for your print can be given as a Pantone, CMYK or RGB colour. If wethe show has closed. after sell / £20 you don’t know what these mean, don’t worry, we will get in touch you get You 30%submit online at Ifby 10pm on 06.04.2009. / can Deadline / initial submission as a low res file (under 1mb) you have and talk it through with you. From this artwork we will produce a screenprint of your work in an edition of 50 prints with an artist proof. deadline / submission is successful we will contact you questions email do not send images to this email address. If your 06.04.2009 Each print will be stamped with a custom made stamp produced especially for this show. This will act as a mark of authenticity. The showtime / 07.05.2009 – 23.05.2009 either a 300dpi by the 11.04.2009 for the artwork which we need as screenprints will be printed by either Fred Higginson of Print Club private xviewor/ 07.05.2009 .eps file. If you are unable .jpg at 500mm 500mm as an illustrator to provide a high res file we will not be able to use your submission. London or James Hurst of Cure Studio. We will show the work in a gallery / Bodhi Art Gallery, Brick theme/ power in numbers. The theme / power in numbers Lane is home to some of the most interesting shows by both established and emerging artists. The gallery is split across two / floors with a cafe and bar area. The gallery is situated in the heart of East London. We will show your work for two weeks / the show will open with a private view on Thursday 7th of May. It will continue until Sunday 23rd of May. Throughout the life of the show there will be a shop based at the gallery selling copies of the work, an eclectic series of talks and events based around the theme power in numbers and a screenprint bed that will be used for live printing demonstrations and workshops.
  4. 4. Exhibition: Democracy Two Point Zero G A L L E R Y Place: Whitechapel, London. Date: July 2009 I was invited by this private gallery to host my own “I had seen Steve’s solo show. This was to be my first since embarking poster in the newspaper on a non-commercial path for just three months I was already faced with the challenge of having and got itouch with a solo show. It was a fantastic experience and him. His honest and inspiring. direct message is I chose this opportunity to voice my opinion exactly what our gallery about a host of topical debates. Democracy likes to promote, Two Point Zero became a collection of twenty sociopolitical, satirical screenprints; paying tribute and his show did not to, asking questions of, or challenging the big disappoint!” topics; democracy, the banking system, the bankers, Jan Maat Twitter, Mobile phones and (of course) Michael Owner & Curator Jackson.
  5. 5. Exhibition: Democracy Two Point Zero Place: The Hub, Kings Cross Date: August/September 2009 Hege Sæbjørnsen once again invite me to exhibit “When Hege introduced my new Democracy Two Point Zero collection me to Steve I was at this exclusive members creative space, The Hub. Located in London’s hottest new area really excited by his of sophistication, Kings Cross the show ran work. It’s thoughtful, throughout August and September, and is now challenging but going on tour around all of the Hub spaces; Berlin, simple and beautifully Bombay, Cairo, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Tel Aviv executed and presented. and Toronto. We decided to take the exhibition on tour because the topics are universal and warrant a larger audience.” Eleanor Whitney Operations Manager Hub London
  6. 6. Participants included: Milton Glaser Michael Bierut Ken Garland Jonathan Barnbrook Paula Scher Airside Non-Format Michael Johnson Kate Moross Si Scott David Carson Kerry Roper Graphic Thought Facility Jon Burgerman Craig Ward Fabien Barral Parra Carolina Melis Supermundane James Goggin Blank Canvas was an ambitious event organised by Exhibition: Blank Canvas Stefan Gandi Place: Vibe Bar, Brick Lane the students of the BA (hons) Design for Moving Date: April 2009 Emmi NMo Image Design and Graphic Design courses at Research Studios Ravensbourne College to raise funds for their Kozyndan Bryony Birkbeck graduation show. Adrian Johnson Rather than the usual cake sale or student union Billie Jean Bob London party, they decided to send their favourite designers Andy J. Miller Julien Vallee and illustrators packages containing random items Wyld Stallyons (which could be anything from an old teapot, to a Job Wouters Studio Myerscough skateboard, to a vintage suitcase). They were asked Addiction to customise these items in any way they see fit. The Creative Nuts Giedre masterpieces were then be collected and put in a Belle Mellor silent auction on the 30th of April at the Vibe Bar Stylorouge Alex Ostrowski on Brick Lane. Susanna Edwards I received a triple 12” vinyl of Mozart’s String Ben Terrett Bo Lundberg Quartets. Plan-B Studio Jennifer Leonard Stina Persson ICO design Designers-Anonymous Eine Hellovon Holmes Wood Simon Waterfall
  7. 7. The result was a fine dining set consisting of: Two face masks, a table cloth, two place settings, a fruit bowl and some home-made chilli chocolate.