New Prints 2005/Summer: ETCHINGS

On View: June 29 - August 5, 2005




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Illustrated checklist available here.

Essay available here.

International Print Center New York welcomes summer '05 with New Prints 2005/Summer-- ETCHINGS, the seventeenth presentation of its New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions highlighting brand-new prints made by artists at all stages of their careers. With this exhibition, IPCNY continues its role as an ongoing exhibition venue for contemporary artists' prints, and a central source of information about artists working today in the medium of printmaking.

In a departure from our usual New Prints exhibitions which showcase examples of all mediums of printmaking, the submissions criteria and selections process for New Prints 2005/Summer were focused on a single medium-etching .

The Selections Committee for New Prints 2005/Summer was made up of the followin individuals: Desirée Alvarez, artist; Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, writer; Judy Hecker, Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art; Jennifer Melby, Master Printer; Harris T. Schrank, collector and IPCNY Trustee; and Michael Steinberg, Director, Michael Steinberg Fine Art.

A curatorial essay by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy will accompany the exhibition.

The artworks included in New Prints 2005/Summer--fifty-eight works by forty-four artists-represent a snapshot of the broad range of possibilities within the medium of etching. Consistent with all New Prints exhibitions thus far, the exhibition brings together work from a wide range of artists and presses across the country, as well as a growing number of international sources including Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and South Africa.

The complete artists' list is as follows: Polly Apfelbaum, Curtis A. Bartone, Sandow Birk, Ernesto Caivano, Claudio Roberto Castilho, RobRoy Chalmers, Theresa Chong, Tânia Bandeira Duarte, Barbara Duval, Leslie Eliet, Daniel Falco, Sarah Hauser, Annie Heckman, John David Himmelfarb, Yuji Hiratsuka, Lorien Jordan, Jane Kent, Karen Kunc, Robert Kushner, Hibbs Leonard, Fausta Lima, Fernando Martí, Tonia Matthews, Marjorie Miller, Patricia R. Mitchell, Heidi Neilson, Shaun O'Dell, Steven Orlando, Jill Parisi, Lilya Pavlovic-Dear, Sarah Plimpton, Nancy R. Powhida, Justin Quinn, Sigita Rucinskaite-Pranevicius, Kim Schoenstadt, David Sharpe, Penny Siopis, Kiki Smith, Lori Solondz, Dan Steeves, Fulvio Tomasi, John Walker, Joan Winter and Robert Yoder.

With rare exception, 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.

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. IPCNY will be celebrating its Fifth Anniversary next season.

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

The gallery is located in Chelsea on 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Summer hours are 11- 6 p.m., Monday- Friday. For additional information, call (212) 989-5090 or visit IPCNY's website www.ipcny.org. New Prints 2005/Summer--ETCHINGS will be posted and documented on the site together with prior exhibitions presented by IPCNY.

Image Credit: Kim Schoenstadt, Once More With Feeling..., 2004. Etching, aquatint. Edition of 50. 11 1/4 x 15 inches. Printed by Patrick Merrill. Published by the artist.