SMU Meadows School of the Arts Pollock Gallery: Riso Bar

Jan. 25-Dec. 15
Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5 pm and Saturday 1-5 pm

The risograph is a printing technology defined by its relative simplicity and possibilities for experimentation. Invented in Japan in the 1940s, the technology was imagined as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to photocopy machines. In subsequent decades, riso has become a definitive creative tool for a global network of users including artists, designers, publishers and universities. Riso Bar is a collaborative exhibition that engages with the vast riso network, exploring the risograph’s potential as a tool for learning and experimentation. Over the course of the exhibition, a risograph machine will be available for public use while the Pollock Gallery is open. The machine forms the core of the exhibition: “It is what we learn with, practice with, and make with,” says curator Sofia Bastidas. Visitors to the Pollock Gallery are invited to use the risograph to create works of their own.

SMU East Campus in Expressway Tower,
6116 North Central Expressway,

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