Galleries of Contemporary Art


December 7–March 2, 2019

GOCA Downtown

Featured Artists: Amos Kennedy | Anne Luben | Judith Poirier | David Wolske | Ladyfingers Letterpress | the Press at Colorado College featuring a project by Nora Naranjo Morse

Prints by both presses are part of the For Freedoms 50 States national project by artist Hank Willis Thomas, organized locally by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.


Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.

Opening Reception
December 7, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
GOCA Downtown

Screening of "Pressing On: The Letterpress Film"
December 10, 6:30 PM–
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall

First Friday
January 4, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
GOCA Downtown

First Friday
February 1, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
GOCA Downtown

First Friday
March 1, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
GOCA Downtown


The centuries-old practice of letterpress printing has been invigorated — and in many cases reinvented — by contemporary artists. Breaking boundaries in this medium simultaneously connects to its roots, on a continuum with an incredibly rich history of innovation that began with the advent of moveable type in the west. Whether reimagining the printed broadside through the lens of western identity and magical realism, or conducting a formal investigation of the visual vocabulary and aesthetics of the type itself, the regional, national and international artists featured in this exhibition explore a range of concepts grounded in contemporary letterpress printing practice. Programs during run of exhibition include gallery talks with artists, a film screening of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film directed by Erin Beckloff, and a workshop.
Guest curated by Michelle Winchell.

(A gadzook in typography is the decorative embellishment that connects two characters to form a ligature.)

Gallery Hours:
First Fridays 5 – 8pm
First Saturdays 1-6pm
or by appointment 719 255 3504

Directions to GOCA Downtown

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