Habitus: Contemplative Manifesto
January 14, 2020
- March 12, 2020
January 28, 2020
at 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Habitus is a system of embodied dispositions, tendencies that organize how individuals perceive the social world around them and react to it. This portfolio offers a platform for printmakers to express, comment, and reflect on the current issues that are rapidly reshaping our world—creating a print that is not reactive—but pensive and meditative.
Is there still a place for a lasting image in the sea of endlessly updating news feeds?
In turbulent times, it can become overwhelming to observe the torrent of information flowing past, and all too easy to become swept up in the churning tide.Can we find pause within such an environment and create imagery that is not merely pamphletary and reactive but portrays the contemplative moment before our responses?
Printmaking’s legacy as a medium of widespread distribution of ideas has been challenged in the 21st century by the scrolling social media feed. Can our voices still be heard over the din of endless conversations? Can artists react to the contemporary turmoil creating prints that transcend objective imagery?
This portfolio is a collection of visual contemplative manifestos to those who engage with the history of printmaking as a platform for sharing issues and create work that slows one down, that proposes change and creates pause. We aim to gather the voices of cathartic expression and poetic activism—protest and beauty.
The Reception is Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display from January 14, 2020 through March 12, 2020 at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, UNF Student Union/Bldg 58E, 2nd Fl, Suite 2401, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Recommended parking is the Arena Parking Garage/Bldg 38. UNF charges $5 for parking.