-view essay by Barry Walker-
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.
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
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.
essay accompanying the exhibition, Mr. Walker writes that
"printmaking has often been referred to as the 'democratic
embracing all manner of diversity, it remains
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.
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
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 www.ipcny.org.
IPCNY depends upon public and private donations to support its
further information, please contact Michelle Levy, Program Manager