Nick Butcher and Mat Daly
PRINT 611 001
1 credit hour, 1 week
Lab Fee $50
In this course, students will acquire technical
proficiency in various hand and photographic stencil
printing methods. Individual exploration and development in the medium will be encouraged and supported by both individual instruction and group critiques. Emphasis will be placed on unique prints created by layering, stencil repositioning, and combining hand mark-making with photographic and found imagery. Collaboration will be encouraged.
- Nick Butcher -
Nick Butcher is a Chicago-based artist and musician. Since 2006 he’s worked collaboratively with his partner Nadine Nakanishi under the name Sonnenzimmer. Initially recognized for their idiosyncratic commissioned screen printed posters, their practice has since morphed into an interdisciplinary toolshed spanning multiple platforms, including exhibitions, publishing, performance, and graphic design. Their collaborative practice is grounded in the lasting potential of the graphic arts, while exploring the physical and conceptual friction between abstraction and communication. As a solo artist, Nick continues to record and perform music under his own name and the joke DJ name Jan Jammerlappen.
- Mat Daly -
Mat Daly (b. 1974) is an artist living and working in Saugatuck, MI. In the past decade Mat’s screen printed posters have become a mainstay of the Chicago indie music, art, and craft scenes as well as covering the walls (indeed maybe bathroom walls) of rock clubs, record stores and galleries across the US and abroad. In addition to being the principal poster designer for the nationally acclaimed Renegade Craft Fair, Mat’s past clients range from The MoMA to The Hideout. Mat’s screen printed work regularly traverses the natural landscape filtered through the distorting lens of memory.