USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Pulped Under Pressure

September 20, 2022 to December 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, October 14, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, October 21, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, November 4, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, December 2, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday, December 9, 2022, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Gorham campus, Art Gallery, 5 University Way, Gorham, ME
Free
A grid of six images in two rows and three columns with a seventh in the bottom left. Bottom center reads

With traditional hand papermaking at its core, PULPED UNDER PRESSURE underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. Enticed through touch, these works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge acknowledgment of some of the most pressing issues (environmental crisis to global marginalization) facing civilization today. Each of the artists, Jillian Bruschera, Julia Goodman, Reni Gower, Trisha Oralie Martin, Melissa Potter, Marilyn Propp, and Maggie Puckett, starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their multifaceted results incorporate a rich range of printmaking, letterpress, papercutting, and installation with a diversity of recycled disposable materials (junk mail, egg cartons, old cotton t-shirts, ripped denim jeans) as well as old bedsheets, beetroot, heirloom plants, and illuminated el wires. In very unique ways, these artists consider paper beyond its most common function as a passive surface of record or craft. Instead, the material is transformed and embedded with content that turns communication into a public practice. By challenging assumptions, the artists of PULPED UNDER PRESSURE create artworks that are both beautiful and brave. 

Contact Information

Kat Zagaria Buckley
207-780-5008