Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts on Display at Towle Hill Studio

Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts by Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater on Display at Towle Hill Studio
May 26 th -27 th and June 2 nd – 3 rd

Peter Schumann’s Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts for the ¾ Empire will be exhibited at Towle Hill Studio. Over 40 large scale woodblock print banners on exhibit. There will be a special reception on Saturday, May 26th at 4:00-6:00pm to celebrate the work, including a special appearance of “Garbage Man” who will present “The Mission Statement of the Bread and Puppet Theater”. Per Bread & Puppet tradition, bread and aioli will be served; cheap art, Bread and Puppet Press publications, and exhibit banners will be for sale.

Exhibit background:
As minister of Christian congregations in Asia Minor, John wrote ‘The Apocalypse’ in response to the Romans’ brutal persecution of those belonging to the Christian faith. The visions he outlined of divine justice and revenge inspired numerous Middle Ages artists, and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was assuredly acquainted with several Flemish and German examples. Dürer’s 1495 apocalypse woodcuts are passionate portrayals of slaughter and supernatural mayhem, likely in response to the equally horrible contemporary atrocities committed by the Church and aristocracy against peasant uprisings in the 15 th and 16 th centuries.

Inspired by Dürer’s series, Peter Schumann cut his Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts for the ¾ Empire in the early months of 2017, addressing, “the brand new horror of our own Empire boss’s threat to eliminate whole countries for non-compliance with Empire politics.” Lila Winstead added assemblages of carved words, from the Bread and Puppet print shop archives, and printed them on large muslin fabric.

Towle Hill Studio is open to the public Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; and Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

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A few Studio Housekeeping Notes

Please park on Center Road and in the driveway of 28 Center Road. Parking on Towle Hill Lane is limited to the area on the right just in front of the split rail fence. Please limit you’re driving on Towle Hill Lane to this area only and use only if you are need to. This is a private lane that several houses share, it is not my driveway.
Show times:
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