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To Everything and Nothing: Ingrid Sanchez and Alexander Squier
May 12-June 9, 2016

Reception: Thursday, May 12, 5:30-7:30 pm
Artist Talk and Live-Printing Event: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm
Both artists will perform a live-printing demonstration, printing on each other’s prints to create totally unique and improvised compositions.

To Everything and Nothing is an experimental “meeting” of two distinct and personal visual vocabularies. The origins of these marks and forms are destroyed through the cumulative process of silkscreen monoprinting. As more information is layered, in both two and three dimensions, new forms emerge and the result is a new visual language. For artists Ingrid Sanchez and Alexander Squier, this process leads to discovery; the outcome is never certain. Through collaboration, Sanchez and Squier hope to compound this generative endeavor, and explore on a grand scale the latent potential of conversation between independent processes.

The notion of layering and communication breakdown relates to contemporary ideas of media overload. The artists will mimic this overload through screen­printing, which itself harkens back to the not­so­distant history of mass media. Leading up to the exhibition, Sanchez and Squier will continue to produce and accumulate monoprints to assemble side by side as part of the same sculpture. The installation itself will be an organic, collaborative assembly that takes shape in the moment.

Following the opening, both artists will perform a live-printing demonstration, actually printing on each other’s prints to create totally unique and improvised compositions.

The prints will finally exist three­dimensionally in the gallery, tiled, layered, folded, suspended, and even cut. The artists emphasize surface as a passage into the work, to reveal through metaphorical qualities of ornamentation and texture the new nature of the subjects within. The prints will fill the space, and even function as a sort of architecture themselves, the residue of a conversation.

About the Artists

Ingrid de Aguiar Sanchez received her BFA from Maryland Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Group shows include Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University (2010); Chain Letter Exhibition, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston, MA (2011); Everyday Angles, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2012); Al-Mutanabbi Street Book Collective Show, J.Rylands University Library, Manchester UK (2013); One Language Is Never Enough, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA (2014-15); Absence and Presence, Curry College, Milton MA (2015). She was artist in residence at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee Belgium.

Alexander Squier receive his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Rochester and his MFA in Printmaking & Sculpture from Tufts / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Group shows include North American Printmakers Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University (2013), Boston Printmaker Selects, The Cannery Gallery at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2014), People of Earth!, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA (2014), Somewhere in the 21st Century, Boston Center for the Arts (2015), and Boston Drawing Project, Carroll and Sons, Boston (2015-16). Artist residencies include Proyecto ÁCE Sub­30 Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2010 and Boston Center for the Arts in 2015.

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About FPAC Gallery
FPAC Gallery is operated by the Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston. (FPAC), a non‐profit community organization founded in 1980. FPAC’s mission is to promote the work of our artists to a broad and diverse audience; to preserve the artists community in the Fort Point Channel area; to ensure the continuance of permanent, affordable studio space; to build community; and to increase the visibility of the arts in Fort Point. Fort Point is one of New England’s largest artists’ communities, home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media.