One of the co-curators for the show, Lumpen magazine publisher Ed Mar-szew-ski, also known as Edmar, didnt comment on our high-as-hell notion, but he did tell us, People are just doing some fantastic work silk-screening right now, really interesting and innovative work. We noticed a rediscovery of this old-school psychedelic work, and saw that people all over the world are experimenting with this type of hallucinogenic subject matter, surrealist stuff.
Theres a huge subculture of people collecting posters; they call them gig posters. But we werent interested in that rock poster style so much as we were interested in people making art prints, making contemporary art pieces. We put together a lot of hot-shot art-star artists mixed together with people youve never heard of before. Hopefully, people will come away from the show with an appreciation of the depth and the scope of contemporary printmaking; theyll realize these pieces are works of art in their own right and not dismiss them as just rock posters. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Through November 9. 140 Heights Boulevard. For information, call 713-861-5526 or visit www.artcarmuseum.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Sept. 12. Continues through Nov. 9, 2008