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Letterpress print on paper and handset wood type editioned on Mullowney Printing’s Vandercook Letterpress. Printed by Paul Mullowney and Erin McAdams in an edition of 50 plus proofs. Signed and numbered on the recto in pencil. Sheet: 20 x 15 inches unframed. Co-published by BOXBLUR, Catharine Clark Gallery, and Mullowney Printing, San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR
“Dependent” is a collaborative letterpress broadside by Julia Goodman and Michael Hall, their first project produced as a family. As Goodman writes: “we designed this print with the heft of the 2020 election on our minds. In addition to everything already at stake, this is our first year voting as parents. Looking ahead, we realized our son, Irving, will not be able to vote for president until 2040.”
Goodman and Hall’s powerful composition hopes to remind viewers as to why we keep fighting for those who we love, those who are most vulnerable, and those whose future we hope will be better than ours.