New Prints 2008/Autumn

      October 22 – November 22, 2008
Opening Reception: October 23, 6-8pm

Checklist with Images Essay by Matthew Day Jackson

International Print Center New York presents New Prints 2008/Autumn in its gallery at 526 West 26th Street, Room 824, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea. On view from October 22 until November 22, the show consists of forty-three works by thirty-nine emerging to established artists, selected from a pool of nearly 2,000 submissions. A reception will be held at IPCNY on October 23, from 6-8 pm.

The Selections Committee for New Prints 2008/Autumn  included Matthew Day Jackson, Artist; Jacob Lewis, Director, Pace Prints Chelsea; Barbara Sahlman, Collector and Artist; Julie Saul, Director, Julie Saul Gallery; James Stroud, Master Printer and Director, Center Street Studio; and Roberta Waddell, former Curator of Prints (1985-2008), New York Public Library.

New Prints 2008/Autumn is the twenty-ninth presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY four times each year, featuring prints made within the past twelve months by artists at all stages of their careers.  The exhibition represents a cross-section of some of the most exceptional printmaking today while 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 complete artists’ list for New Prints 2008/Autumn is as follows: Lauren Abshire, Glen Baldridge, J. Catherine Bebout, Marieke Bolhuis, Matthew Brannon, Nicholas Brown, Ryan Burkhart, Susan Goethel Campbell, Stacey Cann, Kerstin Cedell, Phillip Chen, Briar Craig, Luke Dorman, Rick Finn, Quintin Gonzalez, Valerie Hammond, Adriane Herman, Tatana Kellner, Damon Kowarsky, Janet Marcavage, Teresa Gomez Martorell, Jiha Moon, Yoko Motomiya, Ethan Murrow, Heidi Neilson, Tom Orr, Krista Peters, Raymond Pettibon, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Ron Rocco, Nick Satinover, Joyce J. Scott, Scott Stephens, Sarah Sze, Ivanco Talevski, Richard Tuttle and John Yau, Joe Waks, Allan Wexler, Wang Yuhui.

A curatorial essay by Matthew Day Jackson will accompany the exhibition.

New Prints 2008/Autumn includes three artists books and five three-dimensional objects. Highlights of the exhibition include: Lauren Abshire’s Spyglass, a telescope through which a digital print on transparency can be viewed; Glen Baldridge’s Here Come the Miracles,  a sixty-four-block, seven-color intaglio wiped relief printed woodcut with two panels upon which “okay” and “fine” are written in a flourished, German-Gothic font; Phillip Chen’s Powhatan, a three panel, six-foot relief etching  depicting an unlikely assembly of objects ranging from feathers to flying machines; Susan Goethel Campbell and Stacy Cann ‘s Natural Wonder: Old Faithful and Crowd, are grids exploring the serial nature of printmaking; Krista Peter’s Collapsible Home, a three-dimensional etching with hand coloring  that actually lights its windows from within; Sarah Sze’s Notepad, a deconstructed notebook exploding into balconies, stairs, and ladders; and The Missing Portrait, a book designed by Richard Tuttle with text by poet John Yau.

Twenty of the forty-three works are by independent artists. Presses and printshops represented include: BBK Druckwekstatt (Germany), the Brodsky Center, Brooke Alexander Editions, Cirrus Editions, Ltd., Firsthand Editions, Flatbed Press, Flying Horse Editions, Forth Estate, Fresh Hot Press, Manneken Press, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Serie Project, Inc., Solo Impression, Tamarind Institute, University of Tampa Press, Wildwood Press and Women’s Studio Workshop. New Prints 2008/Autumn includes prints from coast to coast and abroad, including Australia, Canada, China, Germany and Sweden.

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 twenty-nine exhibitions have included work from over 800 artists and 200 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. Generous funding is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Greenwall Foundation.  A grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation supports IPCNY’s exhibitions programs.

Gallery hours are 11- 6 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday.  There will be extra hours during Print Week on Sunday, November 2, from 11 – 2pm.  For additional information, call (212) 989-5090 or visit IPCNY's website www.ipcny.orgNew Prints 2008/Autumn will be posted and documented on the site together with prior exhibitions presented by IPCNY.  For further information regarding this exhibition, please contact Kendra Sullivan at

IPCNY will be hosting its second annual party in celebration of Art on Paper Magazine’s New Prints Review.  The Art on Paper Issue Release Party will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 8-10:30 pm.  For information on how to RSVP to this special event, please contact Rachel Kapelke-Dale at

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Image: Sarah Nicole Phillips, Sunbeam, 2007, aquatint, crushed silicon solar cells, Edition: 8, 11 x 15 inches