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Opening Reception: Terence Hammonds and the R.F. Kampfer Archive
February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
How are you going to bring down the state
when you’re the one propping it up?
Terence Hammonds and selections from the R.F. Kampfer Revolutionary Literature Archive
Opening reception Friday February 16th, 6-10pm
Artist Dinner Saturday February 17th, 7pm**
February 16—March 25, 2018
Anytime Dept. is proud to present How are you going to bring down the state when you’re the one propping it up? an exhibition of work by Terence Hammonds, presented alongside a selection of historical ephemera from the personal collection of Brad Duncan, known as the R.F. Kampfer Revolutionary Literature Archive. This exhibition is an articulation of the relationship between art and activism.
Terence Hammonds’ work explores the significance of materials of radical social justice movements throughout US history. With a background in printmaking, Hammonds takes a multidisciplinary approach to his interpretation and re-presentation of source material, lovingly and transparently reviving the language of political radicalism and utopian idealism. For this exhibition, Hammonds focuses on the narrative of affiliation and commitment as told through pins and buttons produced by movements ranging from civil rights, feminism, labor, black power and gender equality.
While Hammonds’ work gives us an image of a movement, Duncan’s selection of radical ephemera supplies access to the history of grass-roots image as message; a time before the aesthetics of the left had been translated into a pop cultural style. Duncan protects, preserves and honors these movements and their material histories, giving insight to issues still pertinent today.
Brad Duncan has been collecting printed materials related to the radical Left and liberation movements for over twenty years. He is the co-editor, with Interference Archive, of the new book Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979 (Common Notions, 2017), which is based largely on materials from his collection. He is a union library worker and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Terence Hammonds is a Cincinnati, OH based artist who uses the platform of printmaking to express ideas about politics and race in a variety of media. By screen-printing figures from 1960- 70’s’s civil disobedience/ social justice movements on ceramics and creating drawings of movement buttons and protest signs, Hammonds monumentalizes heirlooms of cultural transgression. Hammonds received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University.
We would be so pleased to have you join us for a special dinner produced with us (Anytime Dept.), chef Jared Miller, and artist Terence Hammonds (Cincinnati, OH) in honor of the opening his exhibition, How are you going to bring down the state when you’re the one propping it up? Terence’s works will be presented alongside a selection of historical ephemera from the personal collection of Brad Duncan, known as the R.F. Kampfer Radical Literary Archive. This exhibition investigates the mutual relationship between art and activism.
Dinner will be held at the Hoffner Lodge on the second floor, just above the gallery space on Saturday February 17th at 7PM.
Dinner will be a call and response between Terence Hammonds and chef Jared Miller as they share ideas about history, presence and community.
For every exhibition, we at Anytime Dept. host a dinner, working collaboratively and thematically with the artists as a gesture of friendship and community. We see this as an opportunity to extend the art practice outside of the limitations of the gallery, and an opportunity to engage other senses and forms of relating to one another and to exhibitions.
The meals are family style and casual, and we sincerely hope to be able to sit down with you and share a meal, a few drinks, and introduce you to the incredible artists we are working with. If you are interested joining us, we are asking for a $40 suggested donation per person which covers the meal and drinks for the evening. Larger donations will support the dinners and help us cover exhibition related costs and are always welcome.
Please RSVP by Saturday February 10th to let us know if you can make it and any dietary restrictions so we can try to accommodate all diets. Donations can be made via paypal @firstname.lastname@example.org or in cash the night of the dinner.
Looking forward to breaking bread,
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