Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.'s NOISE ON THE WALLS
Virtual Exhibition & Prints for Sale
In compliance with the CDC's recommendations, Pyramid has temporarily closed its building, including the Pyramid Gallery.
Accordingly, we've turned our current exhibition into a virtual one (if we can't bring people to the art, then we'll bring art to the people). Here, you'll be able to scroll through NOISE ON THE WALLS, an exhibition of 532 unique letterpress prints by Detroit-based artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and browse the available prints.
Prints that are for sale are priced separately for pick-up and for shipping. Pick-up and shipping will take place after NOISE ON THE WALLS comes down, following the end of Maryland's nonessential business closure and our reopening. A Pyramid Atlantic staff member will reach out to all print purchasers with information about print distribution at that time.
All art sales benefit the artist and operations at Pyramid Atlantic.
Virtual Exhibition: NOISE ON THE WALLS
Detroit-based artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. uses letterpress printing and bold type to stir up strong emotions through print. As printer and provocateur, his work often asks urgent and sometimes uncomfortable questions about issues of race, equality, and artistic pretension. NOISE ON THE WALLS shares 532 of Kennedy’s prints, all priced between $10 and $50.
A vocal advocate for the democratization of art and design, much of Kennedy’s work is inspired by powerful and assertive quotes, proverbs, and mottos. These phrases are printed (and over printed) in thick black type on top of wildly layered colors, using both wood and metal type. The works in this exhibition are printed on chipboard of various sizes and large maps. Due to Kennedy’s improvisational method of printing, and somewhat ironic to the nature of printmaking, no two prints within the same edition are ever exactly the same.
At the age of 40, Kennedy encountered a printing press on a family vacation to Colonial Williamsburg. He soon quit his career in technology to pursue one in printmaking. Kennedy attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned an M.F.A. in 1997. He later taught graphic design at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. Currently, he runs a letterpress studio, Kennedy Prints, in Detroit and also teaches workshops all around the world. In 2008, he was featured in the documentary film Proceed and Be Bold!
Above images by StereoVision Photography.
Made possible in part through funding provided by Maryland Milestones/ATHA and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.