Bad Money is a quizzical and somewhat sarcastic look at our currency in relation to other countries. This sampling of denominations also speaks to the choice of characters we hold dear, regardless of their political or personal shortcomings. Perhaps it is time to rethink these choices?– From the studio of Thomas Wojak, Professor Emeritus (CCA, Oakland, CA)
Thomas Wojak is a master printer and artist who founded The W.O.R.K.S, a screen printing studio, in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in limited edition work for local, national and international artists, and works extensively with the Bay Area design and technology communities. Recent projects with Apple and Google have been of particular note. Over the years, his prints in the field have been honored by both the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. Projects include editions for the Estate of Jerry Garcia, prints and mixed media pieces for artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Mayumi Oda, Primo Angeli, Larry Sultan, Steve Wolfe, Nance O’Banion, Ester Hernandez, Juana Alicia Araiza, Jordan Kantor, Tom Sachs, James Gobel and work with Peter Kuckei and a group of Berlin painters. The graphic elements for Francis Ford Coppola’s winery and movie museum in the Napa Valley, as well as screen printed pieces for the Alcatraz Island renovations, Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA were significant projects.