New Prints 2007/Autumn

Opening Reception: November 1, 2007, 6-8 pm
On View: November 1- December 19th, 2007



Illustrated Checklist available here.

Essay available here.

 

International Print Center New York presents NEW PRINTS: Autumn 2007, the 25th presentation of our New Prints Program, from November 1 – December 19th . Consisting of 52 works by 41 artists, the exhibition represents a cross-section of some of the most exceptional printmaking today, continuing IPCNY’s commitment to provide an ongoing exhibition venue for contemporary prints and a major source of information about artists working in the medium. The exhibition will be on view in IPCNY’s gallery at 526 West 26th Street, Room 824, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea.

NEW PRINTS is one of a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY four times each season featuring prints made within the past year by artists at all stages of their careers.

The Selections Committee for the exhibition was composed of: Christophe Cherix, Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art; Jack Enders, collector and IPCNY Trustee; David Krut, Director, David Krut Projects; Miranda McClintic, independent curator and art advisor; Sheila Pepe, artist and Assistant Chairperson of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute; and Phil Sanders, Director, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

A curatorial essay by Sheila Pepe will accompany the exhibition.

As always, a wide range of printmaking mediums is represented, from the most traditional to the most cutting-edge. Many of the pieces selected for the exhibition lead the fine art print in new and unexpected directions. Highlights include:  Chuck Close’s 11 x 8 ½ inch sheet of paper watermarked with his trademark self-portrait; Alex Dodge’s The Legendary Coelacanth, a computer numerical controlled engraving accompanied by an executable computer virus; a larger-than-life abstract human form printed in relief from what is described as “plant material—banyon tree aerial roots” by Michele Oka Doner;  William Kentridge’s  photogravures which must be viewed through a stereopticon viewer to see their 3D effect; and an enigmatic copper engraving after Giulio Romano by “Monogrammist ASR” (A.K.A Andrew Stein Raftery), accompanied by documentation that states it is  ‘the only known print to bear the monogram of this engraver…This is a fine, early impression with some plate tone, in excellent condition, trimmed on all sides to the platemark.”  This engraving is made in an unlimited edition.

The complete artists’ list is: Eric Avery, Tom Baker, Curtis Bartone, Louisiana Bendolph, Marieke Bolhuis, Maria de la Providencia Casanovas, Chuck Close, Michele Oka Doner, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Alex Dodge, Jessica Dunne, Richard Dupont, Eduardo Fausti, Barnaby Furnas, Joscelyn Gardner, Rie Hasegawa, Art Hazelwood, Yuji Hiratsuka, Laurie Hogin, Jenny Holzer, Tom Huck, William Kentridge, Joey Kötting, Beauvais Lyons, Steve McClure, Mark Mulroney, Abe Murley, Lynn Newcomb, Sarah Nicholls, Lothar Osterburg, Liliana Porter, Andrew Stein Raftery, Ana João Romana, Roser Sales, Dasha Shishkin, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Tom Spleth, Nathaniel Stern, Craig Taylor, Mary Temple, and Nicola Tyson.

With rare exceptions, prints included in IPCNY's New Prints shows are for sale. IPCNY refers potential purchasers directly to the artist, publisher or gallery supplying the print. IPCNY requires no commission on sales.

The New Prints Program is the core of IPCNY’s exhibition programming. New Prints 2000 launched the program in September 2000. To date, these 25 exhibitions have included work from over 600 artists and 150 presses across the country and abroad.

International Print Center New York is a non-profit institution founded to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print worldwide. Through innovative programming, it fosters a climate for the enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists' prints – from the old master to the contemporary. IPCNY offers its members a program of workshop and gallery visits, and has established an informational website and Information Desk available to the public at the gallery. IPCNY depends upon public and private donations to support its programs.

The New Prints Program is funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Greenwall Foundation.

Gallery hours are 11- 6 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday.  There will be extra hours during Print Week on Sunday, November 4th, from 9:30- 12:30. For additional information, call (212) 989-5090 or visit IPCNY's website www.ipcny.org.  NEW PRINTS will be posted and documented on the site together with prior exhibitions presented by IPCNY.

For the first time, IPCNY will be hosting an after-party in celebration of Art on Paper’s New Prints Review. The Art on Paper Issue Release Party will be held from 8-10 p.m. For information on how to rsvp to this special event, or for visuals  or further information regarding NEW PRINTS, please contact Michelle Levy, at michelle@ipcny.org.

Image Credit: Tom Huck, All Aboard the Scary Go Round, 2007 Linocut. Edition: 25, Printed by Eldon Cunningham, Published by Metro State College, Denver, CO