Highpoint Editions publishes fine art prints made by invited professional artists incollaboration with Highpoint Editions staff and Master Printer Cole Rogers. Highpoint advances the work of artists by presenting artists' projects to a broad public through gallery shows, lectures and symposia, promoting the work in national and international print publications, and placing Highpoint prints in important public and private collections around the world. Highpoint Editions is part of Highpoint Center for Printmaking, which was founded in 2001 in Minneapolis by Executive Director Carla McGrath and Artistic Director Cole Rogers. Highpoint is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking. Its goals are to provide educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to engage the community and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts.
Contact: Cole Rogers, Artistic Director, Master Printer
HPE is excited to be working with Delita Martin to create a series of 7 editioned prints. Titled “Keepsakes” the series looks towards the memories objects hold. Delita shares: “Their purpose is to preserve the childhood of Black girls and act as mementos of innocence. In this way, Keepsakes is a direct act against “adultification”, a perspective where adults view Black girls as less than innocent and more adult-like. Ripping away their innocence and replacing it with labels such as “disruptive”, “loud” or “manipulative”. These labels often result in their mistreatment. This varied series shows portraits of little Black girls peering from the folds of vintage christening gowns. Such gowns, typically a shade of white symbolize innocence and purity in the Christian doctrine that teaches all man was created blameless and free of sin. The dresses in these works are slightly yellowed signifying the passage of time and suggesting that perhaps such notions are not equally applied.