GREAT HOPE WAS A SHOW BY NATIONAL MONUMENT PRESS AT THE UNION GALLERY AT UMASS-AMHERST OCCURRING FEBRUARY 2018.
GREAT HOPE WAS ABOUT THE PEOPLE, PLACES, AND EXPERIENCES THAT ENCOURAGE AND SUSTAIN US.
GREAT HOPE WAS AN OPEN CALL AND PORTFOLIO EXCHANGE FOR PRINT WORK BY ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE US.
GREAT HOPE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND CONVERSATIONS AROUND HOPE
Great Hope is a collection of work organized by National Monument Press. Inspired by the desire to spend time consciously avoiding the outrage culture that is a constant in our current political climate, Great Hope is/was an invitation to consider what gives us hope, what continues to sustain us in times of uncertainty. The work in this show includes over 100 prints by 70 artists from across the country. Roughly half of the work in the show has been printed by National Monument Press either as the artist, or in collaboration with other artists who may not typically work within printmaking. The remaining half of the work is completed by each individual artist, in response to an open call to create an edition based work for the project. The collection is presented as a unified voice, with all prints from the show being re-distributed out to all included artists as a way for the conversations to extend beyond the duration and location of this show.