CAN Triennial Dealer Guide: Zygote Press

Zygote Press is a community art organization and open-access print workspace that has hosted local artists and international residencies for decades. At the Zygote Press booth, you will find silkscreens, etchings, aquatints, plate lithographs, letterpress and monoprints. Some limited edition, fine art prints were created at Ink House, Zygote’s secondary facility in the Waterloo Arts District, where our experienced printers […]

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Speaking Out at Zygote Press

Text-based artwork will be richly represented in The Expanded Broadside: Printed Messages in Art, curated by Lisa Kurzner, on view in the gallery at Zygote Press from July 13 to August 25. While printmaking has often been a favored medium for those drawn to text, the artists selected work in a variety of media. Additionally, the Cleveland Public Library will […]

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Zygote Press: My New Home

“You’re so brave,” people have been saying. “I can’t believe you are moving away.” Part of me laughed at the notion that relocating from Dayton to Cleveland constituted a bold action—after all, I don’t even have to get a new driver’s license. And there are a lot of similarities between Zygote and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, where I was […]

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FAREWELL PROMISE

As I wind down at Zygote Press, I wanted to make note of some of my favorite moments in these last 21 years. The meeting of the founding team—Joe, Kelly and Bellamy—they all were passionate, purpose-driven artists who worked with me to create a place where artists could interact with each other, and produce amazing work. The people I have […]

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The Translation of Print

When a non-print-based artist wonders about the possibilities of printmaking and what the medium offers, it is usually a mixed bag. The backwards thing, the lack of immediacy and too much process are responses that are all too often a deterrent for artists to see inside the incredible Candyland of print. Many artists took a print class years ago and […]

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Scratching The Surface: New Works by Darius Steward

  For many people, the blank page can be an intimidating place to start. Whether you are a writer or a visual artist, the bleached sanitized glow of a white piece of paper can be paralyzing and anxiety-inducing. Where do I start? Where do I end? The initial marks seem so important and influences every mark moving forward. Yet, Darius […]

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Test Pattern

Sure, some printmakers are traditional practitioners of a craft: They cling to techniques like rote prayers which, properly recited, will deliver them to the Promised Land, and Bless Them for that. But something about printmaking drives another set toward experimentation. It’s like the pursuit of alchemy, trying different ingredients and ways of mixing them, hunting some new recipe for gold. […]

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The Democracy of Print: Freeing the Ink at Zygote Press

For centuries, printmaking has been considered the most democratic of all art forms. Starting with the invention of the Gutenberg Press, printmaking has allowed information to be disseminated to the masses so everyone could enjoy and understand the communication of political, personal and societal ideas. To leverage the political discourse motivated by the RNC, Zygote delivers countless ways to get […]

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