Selected by Barry Walker

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International Print Center New York announces the twelfth presentation of its New Prints Program from Thursday, May 6th through Saturday, June 12th, 2004 in its gallery at 526 West 26th Street, Room 824, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea. New Prints 2004/Spring is one of a series of juried exhibitions organized four times each season by IPCNY presenting current prints by artists at all stages of their careers.

With New Prints 2004/Spring, IPCNY continues its rotating presentations of contemporary artists' prints, establishing an ongoing exhibition venue for new work and a central source of information about artists working in the medium of printmaking. IPCNY received approximately 1,000 submissions for New Prints 2004/Spring. From this submissions pool, Barry Walker, Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Curator of 20th Century Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, made the selections for the exhibition. Mr. Walker is well known to New York audiences as the curator of three National Print Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum in the 1980's.

All prints selected for New Prints 2004/Spring were released within the past year. Forty-six artists are represented, each by a single work. Consistent with previous exhibitions, New Prints 2004/Spring includes work from a range of artists and presses across the country. The show is equally divided between prints published by workshops or dealers and those printed and published by the artist.

In a curatorial essay accompanying the exhibition, Mr. Walker writes that "printmaking has often been referred to as the 'democratic medium'. In…embracing all manner of diversity, it remains so."

The complete artists' list is as follows: Desirée Alvarez, Ida Applebroog, Christopher Armijo, Ellen Berkenblit, Shawn Bitters, Greg Bogin, Randy C. Bolton, Karin Bos, James Brown, Tom Brydelsky, Erin Cameron, Phillip Chen, Billy Copley, Marylyn Dintenfass, Brad Ewing, Steve Gibson, Bryan Nash Gill, Leamon Green, Talia Greene, Jonathan Higgins, Charles Christopher Hill, Imi Hwangbo, Sergei Isupov, Claude Kent, Louise Kohrman, Alma Lopez, Enid Mark, Kerry James Marshall, Deborah Gottheil Nehmad, Margaret Neill, Dean Nimmer, Alice Oh, Tomomi Ono, Jimmy Peña, Brian Pilliod, Sara Saltzman, James Siena, Alexis Smith, Kiki Smith, Monica Smith, Buzz Spector, Michelle Stuart, Jonathan Thomas, Yeachin Tsai, Marion Wilson and Lisa Yuskavage.

Prints included in New Prints 2004/Spring range from Black, a miniscule three-dimensional silkscreened object by Shawn Bitters, to WTT Modular, a wall-size installation piece by Sara Saltzman, also screenprinted. In addition to the screenprint medium which is well represented in the exhibition, work in the following printmaking mediums is included: drypoint, etching, aquatint, wood engraving, lithography, photo-lithography, collagraphy, vitreography, pyrography, offset, monoprint, monotype, letterpress, inkjet, digital and rubber stamp printing.

With rare exception, prints included in new prints shows are for sale. IPCNY refers potential purchasers directly to the artist, publisher or gallery which supplied the print. IPCNY requires no commission on sales.

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; The New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 at IPCNY depends upon public and private donations to support its programs.

For further information, please contact Michelle Levy, Program Manager at