MARCH 9 - APRIL 21, 2007
International Print Center New York announces New Prints 2007/Spring: Selected by James Siena, the twenty-third presentation of its New Prints Program. The exhibition will be on view from March 9th through April 21st, 2007 in IPCNY's gallery at 526 West 26th Street, Room 824, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea. New Prints 2007/Spring is one of a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY four times each season featuring current prints made by artists at all stages of their careers. With New Prints 2007/Spring, IPCNY continues its presentations of contemporary artists' prints, creating an ongoing exhibition venue for new work and a central source of information about artists working in the medium of printmaking.
Once a year, IPCNY's Exhibition Committee invites an individual artist who has made a significant contribution to the field of printmaking to select the work for a New Prints exhibition. In 2005 and 2006 the artist-jurors were Kiki Smith and Richard Tuttle. This year, James Siena, celebrated for his work in the mediums of both printmaking and painting, agreed to serve as the juror.
IPCNY received approximately 1,200 submissions, of which Mr. Siena selected fifty-three prints by forty-five artists for inclusion in the exhibition. All prints were released within the past year.
Siena's artistic accomplishments have been most recently highlighted
in a solo exhibition at
Prints 2007/Spring illustrates a full range of print techniques
from etching, woodcut and mezzotint, to screenprinting, letterpress,
lithography and digital prints, all executed by emerging to established
artists from across the continent, as well as abroad. IPCNY is pleased
to welcome for the first time, four artists from Vienna. Another
first appearance will be three letterpress prints printed by dwri
letterpress and published by Tiny Showcase, a brand new publisher
focused on making young artists' work accessible and affordable.
Other highlights are two massive four-by-eight-foot woodcut prints
by Sandow Birk, depicting narrative scenes from his series Depravities
of War published by HuiPress in Hawaii; and Moth and Bat, two comical
rorschach-like lithographs by Mark Licari, published by Hamilton
Press, Venice, CA.
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, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Greenwall Foundation.
The gallery is located in Chelsea on 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Hours are 11- 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. For additional information, call (212) 989-5090 or visit IPCNY's website www.ipcny.org. New Prints 2007/Spring will be posted and documented on the site together with prior exhibitions presented by IPCNY.
For further information or visuals, please contact Michelle Levy, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.