Center James DiSilvestri and The Graphic Workshop, Two More in Mississippi, 1970
Right: Felice Regan and The Graphic Workshop, The Giant Panda, Endangered, 1987
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) presents Rebellion and Grace: The Graphic Workshop from August 24 – September 25, 2015 in the President’s Gallery (Tower Building, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston). The exhibition will survey the history and accomplishments of The Graphic Workshop, an artists’ collaborative in Boston, conceived at MassArt. The Workshop produced hundreds of silkscreen posters from using color and art to proclaim political ideas, and to publicize avant-garde theater, public health campaigns, and the plights of endangered species. Rebellion and Grace will feature eighty-five posters and archival materials tracing the group's activism from the anti-war and civil rights protests of the 1970s to the environmentalist movement of the 1980s and 1990s.The exhibition is curated by MassArt Library Director Paul Dobbs; Former Keeper of Prints at the Boston Public Library Sinclair Hitchings; MassArt Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Resnick; Graphic Workshop Founders Felice Regan and Chris Mesarch (both MassArt BFA ’70), and Darlene Gillan, MassArt Director of Alumni Communications.
Featuring the works of:
MassArt Graphic Workshop Faculty Advisor Rob Moore - The Workshop’s mentor and guardian until his battle with AIDS and death in 1993.Felice Regan ‘70, Chris Mesarch ‘70, and Deb Jones ‘73 – Key MassArt students who launched the Workshop; Regan was once dubbed the “Queen of the Screen” and steered the group through two decades of collaboration.Individual artists including: Agusta Agustasson, Brian Alterio, Jill Anderson, Laurel Barney, Mary Beath, Leo Byrnes, Paul Campbell, L. Caradimos, Anna Comolli, Sarah Creighton,Gary DiPasquale, James DiSilvestri, Jeremy Foss, James Gabriel, Michael Gabriel, John Hayes, Lisa Houk, Christine Kidder, Thomas Kuchinski, David Majeau, Judy Kensley McKie,David Sipress, James Weiner, and Judy Ziegler.