The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Friday, February 02, 2007

More Great Print Shops: Artist Proof Studio

Artist Proof Studio’s Nhlanhla Xaba Gallery


Marjorie Maleka
"This is my Story" Woman for Children project 2005, etching

Marjorie Maleka is the manager for the Artist Proof Studio’s Nhlanhla Xaba Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a printmaker, her work focuses on human rights, with a particular emphasis on the rights of women. She has participated in group exhibitions locally and abroad, combining printmaking, photography and collage in her work






26 comments:

Bec★ said...

wow....her image is powerful. The etch speaks and the hand-text adds a lot of voice to the piece. i also liked 'Laughter Remembered' by Lou Almon.

how did you get connected with this?

DaniL said...

This stuff is right up my alley! SO awesome to see artist communities bringing change and awareness to places that have seen so many problems. Inspiring stuff...

DaniL said...

oh, p.s.-I've been looking a lot at the cannonball press site the last couple of days. Fucking HILARIOUS stuff. It's giving me ideas

libbyhansen said...

it's great to see stuff like hers recognized and voices like hers heard.

Trin said...

those are some touching images! Each voiced the issue in their own way---there's something powerful in that :0)

lachness said...

Sweet!! Sounds like a very interesting women, has anyone seen anymore prints or information about her online??

carly d said...

im diggin the red text over the print. i also like the idea of art being a communications outlet. cheers.

Caitlin said...

that's really powerful. i keep looking at it, figuring out what each part of it means ... or at least what it means to me.

Hobo Jeff said...

I like the way she used collage in that piece -- I've never thought about actually cutting up prints and combining them like that. I guess she's one smart cookie (or just cleverer than me).

Lisa said...

Amazing image, artist, and studio!

Also, the "Woman for Children Project" is incredible (The images are powerful and the women are incredibly inspiring)!...makes me want to get out and do something which will make a positive difference in this world.

kaitlynn said...

shit yeah. this is it right here.

Nels said...

Inspiring to see efforts being made for and by disadvantaged artists to help express their thoughts and provide a living. I very much like what in this country would be considered "untouchables" being given a voice through art.

Jessica Mootz said...

What an amazing link Beloved Joel! There is so much information. Its great to see such great people in the world. Makes me reflect on a lot. Images speak a lot more than a thousand words.

carrie said...

wow...what a strong image the red grabs you...then makes you think.

interesting reading about APS...sounds pretty amazing...another shop o' love

carly said...

love it. this is a very strong piece. I didn't know that printmakers got involved with the media of collage, thats exciting!

BIGbadbabyben said...

Cool to see art from another cultural perspective. Let's take a field trip there . . .

mao said...

I really like this kind of art and the artist...I can't find anywords to describes how i feel right now...and i've just discover some great artist...thanks beloved prof Joel...I was looking for artist and artwork like these last semester for my webpage...

Heather Lynn said...

damn, so much to look at and reflect upon! Love her work and her mixed media ideas! I really appreciate her creativity and voice throughout her work!!!

Meagan said...

I love this work. The red words are very powerful with the black ink! It's cool to see prints from other areas!

carly d said...

combs eh?

found this in her artist statement...amen sista.

"As women we have been given a box to live in. The hair for me expresses freedom. We need to break out of this box. We need to know who we are."

carly d said...

combs eh?

found this in her artist statement...amen sista.

"As women we have been given a box to live in. The hair for me expresses freedom. We need to break out of this box. We need to know who we are."

vsmith said...

I really liked the use of line on Dina Cormick's 'How often do we bend down to help the children? ' from the link...

this piece was interesting, i really like the idea of combining photography, printmaking and collage together.

yuga said...

i like them and especially Lou Almon'a 'Laughter Remembered'. they are not visually realistic but energy is flowing out from them.

tessa berg said...

wow. very interesting and inspiring... i need to find something to motivate my printmaking...

Christine said...

It seems like a great opportunity for many people who have had a challenged life. The facilities are amazing. Art is such a great outlet for everyone.

Hiccup said...

Ok, I'm really sorry, first of all because this has nothing to do with the print being discussed... but where are all of the babies on here? Am I writing in the wrong section of this blog?

Anyway, I also enjoy this print very much! I have to admit that I'm not always a fan of text in artwork, but this is really striking. Wow.