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OSAYCANYOUSEE Prints & Objects Inspired By The War Of 1812
September 8, 2012 - October 27, 2012 | 5:00pm - 2:00am
The Windup Space
12 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
OSAYCANYOUSEE is a new solo exhibition by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen of Post Typography, featuring prints and objects inspired by the War of 1812. Though lesser-known today, this first truly American war shaped our national identity and set the tone for the country’s westward expansion and the development of the American psyche over the next two centuries.
The artwork in the exhibition touches on themes of baseball, capitalism, and violence with visual wit, dark humor, and a potent graphic aesthetic, deftly drawing from iconic imagery of pop culture, patriotism, and American history. Each piece in the show takes its title from lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner”—appropriately referencing the song penned two hundred years ago in the Baltimore harbor. The work ranges from austere, graphic images to intense, illustrative work inspired by pop psychedelia. All of the editions in OSAYCANYOUSEE are hand-printed in Baltimore at Baltimore Print Studios and the Globe Poster Collection at MICA.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8
Featuring cocktails by Art in the Age
+ music by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Mickey Free, and Pure Junk (ex-Double Dagger)
Reception 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Music 9:30.