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Activist Ink

Ericka Walker, Reduced
Ericka Walker, Reduced

Ericka Walker, Reduced 2011
photo courtesy of the artist
12 Jan 2013 – 24 Feb 2013

Emily Davidson, Dan O'Neill and Ericka Walker are three Haligonian printmakers whose work revives the history of socially engaged printmaking.

Davidson has chosen the radical format of "agitprop" for her body of work. In the form of letterpress posters, pamphlets and other ephemera, Davidson's militantly analogue printed matter advocates alternative forms of social organization in a future, post-capitalist era.

Ericka Walker, interests herself in the visual rhetoric of state propaganda, specifically patriotic American posters of the first and second world wars. Her traditional-looking, hand-drawn lithographs present nightmarishly altered farm and war machines alongside counter-intuitive slogans.

As one of the few "out" gay artists practicing in Halifax, Dan O'Neill's lithographs range from the subversive to the outrageous. His elaborately collaged compositions appropriate popular imagery in the manner of queer activist movements of the 1980s and 90s—but with targets more numerous and various.

Opening Reception
Opens jointly with Prospect 16: Declan O'Dowd on Saturday, 19 January, from 3 to 5pm. The artist will be present.

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Exhibition Images
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Dan O’Neill, And then be vapourized on and allDan O’Neill, Father What’re ya doinEmily Davidson, Capitalism Has Fallen Art Must Be RedefinedEmily Davidson, We’ll Make it ArableEricka Walker, Labour 2010

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