This post truly marks the end of summer. It was not that long ago I was blogging about a commission I was about to undertake in Devon and here we are on the first day of September. This Friday evening is the launch of the Politics in Print exhibition in Exeter, Devon. Seven leading printmaker artists from around the country - Lucy Brett, Catherine Cartwright & Nicci Wonnacott, Volkhardt Müller, Steven Paige, Gary Powell and myself - have been commissioned by Devon County Council and Double Elephant Print Workshop to produce work inspired by the political collections at Devon Record Office. If you missed it the first time, you can follow my documentation throughout the commission and inspiration for my work, Semper Fidelis, here. The monochrome bandana explores various political events, bridging both past and present narratives around the square with the use of symbols and typography that are unique to Devon's cultural identity. For further information about the narratives click here for a copy of my artist statement.
Semper Fidelis, 2010
The first venue of the touring exhibition will be at The XCentre in Exeter located in the historic Quayside of the city which is marked by a poster that I have designed (above), with a series of locations around Devon County that will follow through to 2011. Be sure to visit jonathanvelardi.blogspot.com for more updates about the touring exhibition and jonathanvelardi.com for information about my practice.
So if you are lucky enough to be spending the last days of summer in Devon, put your political hat on and come on down to the Private View this Friday...
Politics in Print
3rd September 6pm-8pm
4th-5th September 11am-6pm
The XCentre, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AD