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Amos Kennedy
September 8 – 11, 2015
Letterpress printer Amos Kennedy will be in residence at the Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1-4p.m.
Letterpress printer Amos Kennedy, stationed inside the Temple Contemporary gallery with a Vandercook press, will be typesetting and printing Tyler’s monthly calendar as a week long informative and participatory live event. Graduate students from the printmaking department at Tyler will collaborate with graduate students from the book arts + printmaking program at UArts on a project with Amos on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00pm at the Temple Contemporary gallery.
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is a renowned letterpress printer based in Alabama and proprietor of Kennedy Prints! His current project is that of raising money to build a printing plant in Detroit for people interested in letterpress printing, bookbinding and papermaking.
Kennedy, known for his dynamic and challenging broadsides often exuding sharp political and racial commentary, was featured in the documentary film Proceed and Be Bold! by Laura Zinger. Zinger states, “Proceed and Be Bold! joins Amos for a titillating retelling of his story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world. The work of this self-proclaimed “Humble Negro Printer” raises emotionally charged questions and reveals remarkable depth beneath the bold print. By learning the rules and then choosing to break them, Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be: exhilarating and subversive.