The opening reception will be held on the 26th of February 2016 and the show will last till the 23rd of March 2016.
Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions, which focuses on the importance of printed material in Fairey’s art. Each exhibition highlights this significance by incorporating a variety of Shepard’s printed material, including serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage.
New works are added for each venue, making each Printed Matters exhibition a unique experience. Beginning in 2010, the Printed Matters platform was first presented in Los Angeles in 2010, in Dallas in 2012 and last year in Detroit.
The Galo Art Gallery will be presenting Printed Matters in Torino, Italy with fine art editions of album covers, silkscreen on metal, silkscreen on wood panel, and Hand Painted Multiple (HPM) on wood panel.
Printed Matters will be Shepard Fairey’s first official show in a private gallery in Italy and we are excited to expose our audience to a variety of Fairey’s work, which is hand selected by the artist himself.
Printed Matter: Repetition, consistency, and persistence over the years yielded a growing audience for both Shepard’s outdoor and gallery art. As people started to request more versions of his images, he began to embellish upon his utilitarian printing techniques by printing on wood, metal, and canvas, as well as incorporating stenciling back into the work. Some of these pieces began to function as one-of-a-kind mixed media paintings. To keep his work affordable and accessible, Shepard also made screen-print-on-paper editions of his fine art pieces. “Some people say print is on its way out, that it will be wiped out by digital media,” says Shepard, “but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of an art print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters.”