From November 3 to December 22, 2005, International Print Center New York will present New Prints 2005/Autumn, consisting of forty-five prints by thirty-one artists selected from a pool of over twelve hundred works. With this exhibition, IPCNY continues its role as an ongoing exhibition venue for new prints and a central source of information about artists working in the medium of printmaking.

New Prints 2005/Autumn is the eighteenth presentation of IPCNY's New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions highlighting exceptional contemporary prints made within the past year by artists at all stages of their careers. New Prints 2005/Autumn celebrates the 5th Anniversary Season of International Print Center New York and its New Prints Program.

In the words of artist Robert Kushner, "IPCNY is the only place in New York to see serious contemporary prints."

The Selections Committee for New Prints 2005/Autumn was: Lothar Osterburg, master printer, artist and professor; Nancy Princenthal, critic and writer; Samantha Rippner, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Lucas Schoormans, Director, Lucas Schoormans Gallery; Amy Sillman, artist and Co-Chair, Painting MFA Program, Milton Avery School of Visual Arts, Bard College; and Catherine Woodard, poet and former President, Artists Space.

A curatorial essay by Nancy Princenthal will accompany the exhibition.

The Committee selected a fresh assembly of prints from independent artists and presses across the country-executed in both experimental and classic printmaking techniques and a range of aesthetic styles. New York artists predominate, representing half of the artwork included for New Prints 2005/Autumn. Other states represented are California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Quebec, Canada.

The complete artists' list is as follows: Kim Baranowski, Michael Barnes, Will Barnet, Jeanette Bokhour, Enriqué Chagoya , Phillip Chen, Russell Crotty, Rupert Deese, Mike Elko, Laurent Gagnon, Jackie Gendel, Lynne Harlow, Kent Henricksen, Cooper Holoweski, Louise Kohrman, Nancy Lasar, Julie Mehretu, Heidi Neilson, Kingsley Parker, Mark Pease, Paula Praeger, Andra Samelson, Lisa Sanditz, Jean Shin, Noriko Shinohara, James Siena, Gary Simmons, Buzz Spector, Carolyn Swiszcz, Phyllis Trout and Melinda Yale.

"Artists continue to find in prints an outlet for impulses that they can vent nowhere else and ideas they can embody in no other way," writes Faye Hirsch, writer and former New Prints Selections Committee Member. Included in New Prints 2005/Autumn are works by names new to the print world such as Kent Henricksen, with his The Children's Fable, a series of lithographs on linen with digital embroidery created at SOLO Impression, N.Y.; and Lisa Sanditz's vibrantly colored digital print, Village of Hiddenbrooke published by CRG Gallery, NY. Also selected are a number of works by artists previously exhibited at IPCNY such as an etching by California political satirist artist Enriqué Chagoya, a color silkscreen by New York artist James Siena created at the nearby Lower East Side Printshop, and a hauntingly surreal lithograph by Illinois artist Michael Barnes.

A notable inclusion is a new lithograph by Will Barnet, printmaking legend of the 20th century (now in his 90s). The print, Bob, 2005, is a posthumous tribute to Robert Blackburn, artist, master printer and founder of New York's renowned (and recently reopened) Printmaking Workshop. Other highlights are a print called Pressed Jeans by Jean Shin, a found-object installation artist who used an actual pair of jeans to create the printing matrix, and Lynne Harlow's Limitless and Lonesome, accompanied by original music fed through headphones for the viewer's solitary experience of the work.

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, artists' talks and other special events, 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.

In addition to the presentation of New Prints 2005/Autumn, IPCNY celebrates its 5th Anniversary this season with the major loan exhibition Imagined Worlds: Willful Invention and the Printed Image opening at the AXA Gallery at 787 Seventh Avenue on November 2nd. For further information, call 212-989-5090.

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. Hours are 11- 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, with extended hours during Print Fair week. For additional information, call (212) 989-5090 or visit IPCNY's website New Prints 2005/Autumn will be posted and documented on the site together with prior exhibitions presented by IPCNY.

High resolution images and supplementary materials are available upon request. For more information, contact Michelle Levy,, 212-989-5090.

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