print making

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Art has always offered the opportunity to not only be honest and bold in order to make sense of the world around us, it has always nurtured a fundamental space to challenge and resist it. 

Jay Katelansky, the beautiful soul that created what has now come to be our banner, remains a woman who pushes through her art. In the bid to shift and navigate race, gender and sexuality in America, her work can often render audiences uncomfortable, forcing them to critically think about blackness, representation and the body in a white supremacist capitalist patriarchal society.

I was privileged enough to see her phenomenal BFA Thesis the need to ADORN  when i was in Philadelphia earlier this year and was moved by the necessity of her work. The Body Narratives looks forward to watching her closely and supporting her journey in continuing the dialogue and discourse through her art. 

Jay Katelansky is currently an MFA candidate at The University of Wisconsin Madison. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design.

Her work has been exhibited in the Goldie Paley Gallery in 2012 and 2011, Society Hill gallery in 2012, Moore College of Art’s student show in both 2011 and 2012, and “We Make Art Part 2”, a group show of emerging artists. The summer of 2012 she completed an internship with Shani Peters a video, collage, printmaking, and social practice public artist and was the assistant to San Francisco based illustrator Hannah Stouffer in her solo show at Kinfolk Studios.  

You can follow her Tumblr Shifting Self.

Awesome Project for the Project for Awesome

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How to Print a Physicist

Step one: Find a Physicist and take it’s head.

Step two: Render said noggin onto Linoleum.

Do it a couple more times.

Step Three: Get your sharp and pointies and go to town.

Step Four: Ink Up Your Plate

Step Five: Work the Press

Step Six: Discover just how hard it is to print on a paper bag.


Step Seven: Question all artistic integrity and try not to have a stroke or do bodily harm.

Step Eight: Print a ton of each of your four physicist blocks (even those you didn’t think to take photos of).


Step Nine: Hang those bad boys up to dry. Do it in a space that annoys both your dog and your bird.

Step 10: Iron your prints. (Seriously. With an iron.)

Step 11: Pick out all your better prints (I’d say best, but, paper bags are jerkfaces) and cut to the size you need your notebook covers to be.

Step 12: Realize you’re making notebooks.

Step 13: Make 40 signatures out of remnant, recycled, repurposed and scrap papers. Painstakingly cut paper to size so that each notebook will have 60 pages.  Do this in the middle of the night and don’t think to take any pictures of your progress.

Step 14: Sew signatures to newly printed covers.


Step 15: Make ten sets of four notebooks, and bundle together with some rescued twine.

Step 16: Ship those puppies to some place called ‘Missoula’ which you strongly suspect is a made up town hatched up by the brother of a guy who wrote a book called Paper Towns (which is a reference to imaginary copyright trap towns).

Just sayin.

Bonus:
Don’t forget to knit five woolie hats and toss them in the box too.

Then knit ten more and send them to your hats-for-bald-kids charity in the name of the Project for Awesome.