Mike Perry’s Pulled at Yes

(Partial) Above Left: Jim Stoten “My Best Friend”  / Right: Andrew Holder “Early Bird”

I’m decidedly smitten with everything that lands at YES in Cincinnati, the part gallery, part workspace in Over the Rhine.

Through the end of May and all of July they featured works from the new book by Mike Perry. The book is Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing and it’s more than solid. Showcasing works of contemporary artists and illustrators in the medium. But even better was seeing many of the featured prints up close and in person.

The way the ink hit the paper. The textures and details that just beg to be seen up close.

So. Dang. Inspiring. I tip my hat to Andrew Neyer for making it happen.

A screen printed poster of venus de milo holding a camera
Andy Mueller “Never Stop”
A gallery wall with lots of screenprinted posters
A gallery wall with lots of screenprinted posters
Screen print of a swan on colorful water and a sailboat
Another one by Andrew Holder “The Reel Inn”
A poster combinging many retail sign graphics
Above (middle): Imeus Design “Persuasion”
Abstract people in vribrant and pastel colors with thick lines
Demo “Peoples”
A line made up a cyan, magenta and their overlap
Detail (above) Marcroy Smith “Ceefax”
Illustration of Earth with top hat and dancing arms and legs
Andy Mueller “Happy Planet”
Handwritten title of a screen printed poster
Above and below: Details from James Victore‘s “Dirty Dishes”
Note: the wrinkles are not printed on, but a reaction of the newsprint to the ink. Quite genius.
A poster made up of illustrated faces in triangles
Above left: Steven Harrington “Past. Present. Future”
Radiating colorful lines
Seripop “Untitled”
Black and White geometric designs
Above: not part of the current exhibition, but still a fine print from Matt W. Moore.
A gallery with the word YES on the door with a circle and triangle