On view: May - June 2019

The Fatherless Collective employs the tools of mass production to make one of a kind silkscreen monoprints in IS Projects exhibition, Print Posse Theory. The collective power of the five individuals allows for a wide range of ambitious projects that satirizes what they see as “our consumer driven, media saturated, disposable culture”. Through the appropriation of graphic elements found within our collective conscious, images are printed and re-contextualized in a rapid-fire manner. In this way, the tools of mass production are used against themselves to create something singular and unique. No two prints are alike, no matter the scale. Print Posse Theory presents a cross section of projects Fatherless has been working on this past winter through both finished works on paper and in progress images with test prints made for upcoming national exhibitions. 

Fatherless is a print collective from Rockford, Illinois, that started in 2011. Using a lurid palette and bold graphic sense, they have gained international attention with their print, installation and commission work. The members operate as a unit collaborating freely with each other’s ideas and imagery. This process does not reveal any individual artist or “father” but rather an amalgam of the collaboration. 

Artists consist of Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, Dave Menard and Ben Rider.