USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Pulped Under Pressure

September 19, 2022 to December 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, September 30, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 3, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 7, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 14, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 17, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 21, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 24, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 28, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 31, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, November 7, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, November 14, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, November 21, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Monday, November 28, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, December 2, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, December 5, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, December 9, 2022, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Portland campus, Glickman Library, 7th Floor Great Reading Room
Free
An image of a turtle swimming on a green background with various industrial hazards like gears and tubes on top. The image is of a print by artist Marilyn Propp.

This exhibition has two locations: Catch it both here at the Glickman Library and at the Art Gallery on our Gorham Campus.

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
2077805008