The Present Group Issue #21 is here!

Christine Wong Yap. Ten Banners for Home and Office, 2012, three-color screen print on cut holographic vinyl, edition of 50, 13.5x19 inches.

Christine Wong Yap. Ten Banners for Home and Office, 2012, three-color screen print on cut holographic vinyl, edition of 50, 13.5×19 inches.

The Present Group Issue #21 is now available! It’s a new poster / sticker sheet. Each of the ten banners can be removed and adhered to various surfaces, such as walls, mugs, or dashboards. You can also write on the banners, creating memos of things to celebrate.

I created the design especially for The Present Group, an Oakland, CA subscription art service. I styled and photographed an array of ribbons, and shot numerous exposures for the cyan shadings. It was printed by Forthrite Printing in Oakland, CA in a limited edition of 50.

In addition, The Present Group produced an audio interview, commissioned an essay by artist and writer Sarah Hotchkiss, and posted a page of annotated links. I’m so grateful for all the long hours and hard work they put into this project—huge thanks to E and O. I was also moved by Sarah’s reaction:

“Instead of preserving the sticker sheet as a whole, I want to test the sticker’s ability to dazzle me for days on end. My six-year-old self wouldn’t understand, but Christine’s stickers lead me to understand something of myself and her practice simultaneously: distributing good and cheerful things into the world begets real and lasting pleasure.”

—Sarah Hotchkiss, “The Sparkle Effect,” essay accompanying The Present Group Issue #21

Since the poster is holographic, it reflects in rainbow colors. You can see some of this effect via an animated GIF at The Present Group site. You can also see the poster in person in Kearny Street Workshop’s exhibition, Nomad, which opens this Friday, September 28. I’ll also show another screenprint project as well.

September 28–December 14, 2012
Kearny Street Workshop presents
Nomad: Art from Four Decades of KSW’s Wanderings
Reception: Friday, September 28, 2012, 6–9pm
I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 1–6pm

The Present Group is a subscription art service, but individual orders are available. For how much? You might be pleasantly surprised.


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