Ideal for Accessible Printmaking, at Zygote Press

Zygote Press is happy to present Ideal, an exhibition of contemporary artists using Risograph duplicators. Besides creating their own artwork, they use their equipment and skills to make printing and self-publishing accessible and push the technical limits of the media. The transparency of Riso inks can be used to create multiple tones using only a few colors. This process can […]

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Meet Jackie Feldman: Zygote’s New Executive Director

Interview by Zygote Press Senior Program Manager Brittany M. Hudak Jackie Feldman joined the team at Zygote Press in February 2021. Before working at Zygote, most of her professional career was focused on bringing services to low income and marginalized communities through local organizations such as the Jewish Community Center, Council Gardens, and Cuyahoga Community College. In the short time […]

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Digital to Analog, Analog to Digital: Kasumi and Mark Schatz at Zygote Press

Let’s Just Pretend (We’re Having Fun) (May 15th through June 18th) is an apt title for Zygote Press’s most recent exhibition featuring the print work of Kasumi and Mark Schatz. With the overload of the 2020 pandemic, when the works were created, pretending to have fun was sometimes the best thing many of us could do. Each of the Artist-in-Residence […]

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Zygote’s Virtual Programming Continues

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Zygote has been closed to the general public; but that hasn’t stopped our team from offering a wide variety of virtual printmaking programs. In addition to two online exhibitions, we have offered group classes, and Pay-What-You-Can Programs featuring printmakers at work, on Zoom. We are also continuing our partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public […]

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Kasumi Exhibition to Open at Zygote Press

The artist known simply as Kasumi is an experimental filmmaker who collages found film footage into cascading waves of visual delight. Elegant, visceral, and at times jarring, her films are complex masterworks requiring serious dedication. Her 2014 film Shockwaves was constructed from over 27,000 film clips and required three years to make—a remarkable achievement. In addition to being a fine […]

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2020: The Year COVID Drove Evolution

The novel coronavirus was not only devastating to the art world in 2020: COVID drove evolution, as well. Some strategies artists and organizations invented or embraced were not only innovative in the moment, but are likely to endure in 2021 and beyond. Here are a few innovations, adaptations, and repackaging efforts that got our attention in this terrible, horrible, no […]

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Make Ready for the Revolution

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”—Angela Davis “Makeready” is the technical term for the process of readying your press for printing. Letterpress printing instructions caution novice printers not to forget the all-important makeready before rushing into a print job. The term inspired the […]

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