September 22 - October 05, 2017
Friday September 22, 2017, 6PM
Upcoming: Published by the Artist 2017
Curated by Grayson Cox and Angela Conant
Published by the Artist, IPCNY’s biennial pop-up exhibition and fundraiser, is back! Artists Grayson Cox and Angela Conant have invited a wide range of artists, from well-known names to newer voices, to donate prints for the exhibition. All work will be priced at $400 or less, so that the younger generation of artists and collectors can start acquiring and supporting their peers. Proceeds of all sales to be shared equally by the artist and IPCNY to benefit its exhibitions and programming.
This year, in addition to these donations, participating artists have also been invited to create risograph editions in IPCNY’s new workshop space, as part of a collaboration with The Sunview Luncheonette. These editions will also be available for sale during the exhibition.
“Publishing is about connecting people to print, to make a printed work known and to land it in many hands. The printed object, no longer the quickest way to inform, has come to symbolize generosity of information in a digital age.
Publishers of art often work alone or in small printmaking collaboratives. IPCNY’s Published by the Artist will congregate some of these individuals and collaboratives within the context of an art publishers’ hub. Assembling the works of artists, printers and publishers will build connections and command resources to sustain the print community as well as IPCNY itself.
Whatever concepts arise when retroactively defining the character of this exhibition, it is not a conscious curatorial concept, but one culled over years of exchange through a common practice. In this way, Published by the Artist’s curatorial process echoes the cultivation of community.”
To foster that sense of exchange, the curators have invited the Sunview Luncheonette (SVL) as an Organization-in-Residence at IPCNY in conjunction with Published by the Artist. The SVL will provide their risograph printer as a community centerpiece. IPCNY’s workshop space will be inhabited by SVL, and function as a meeting place where artists can print and edition on the risograph throughout the donation drop-off period.
The Sunview Luncheonette, in the lineage of artists like Andy Warhol and Gordon Matta-Clark, infuses their work with an ethos of community. SVL is a social-club-structured project space that is communally-run out of a former diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Kendra Sullivan, Dylan Gauthier and Chad Laird, three of the Sunview’s original members, founded the space after forming a relationship with their neighbor who had previously run the diner with her husband for 45 years, still lives in the building and takes part in running the space. No longer a restaurant, but a gesture of multigenerational generosity and mutual aid, SVL hosts dinners, screenings, exhibitions, performances, readings, and meetings for neighbors and the public-at-large.
The organizers and artists of Published by the Artist will also produce a series of stamps which will be in the charge of print institutions around New York City. New owners of IPCNY/SVL published risograph prints can have their prints stamped at these partner institutions, collecting them like passport stamps. The institutional stamps will seal each print with the aura of our New York City print community.”
About the Organizers:
In her recent work, Angela Conant repeats content through paint, video and stone. Her videos incorporate sculpture and painting and have parodied the politics of gender and media. Her practice also encompasses curating and collaborating on artist-run projects.
Conant’s work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix (New York City), The Elizabeth Foundation Project Space (New York City), SPRING/BREAK art show (New York City); Glasshouse Projects (Brooklyn), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE), Neter (Mexico City, MX), The Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn), ICA Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), La Mama Gallery (New York City), SARDINE (Brooklyn, NY) and Galerie René Blouin (Montreal, QC). She has spoken at Boston University’s School of Fine Art and at New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a Critical Writing residency at Recess (New York City) in 2013 and an Artist Residency at the Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) in 2014. She received an MFA from School of Visual Arts in 2013.
In 2007, she co-founded The Gowanus Studio Space, an artist-run collaborative in Brooklyn where she served as Artistic Director and ran the GSS Printmaking Residency until February 2014.
Grayson Cox is a New York based artist working in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to photography and furniture-like sculpture. He received his BFA from Indiana University and his MFA from Columbia University in New York in 2010.
He has exhibited in New York and internationally, including the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, Israel; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; The New Museum, New York; Elizabeth Foundation, New York; The Fisher Landau Center for Art, Queens, New York; Gowanus Studio Space; The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; the Sculpture Center in New York, and Gasser Grunert Gallery in New York.
Grayson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute and The New School – Parsons School of Design in New York.
About The Sunview Luncheonette
The Sunview Luncheonette is a storefront on pause; a member-based social club; a microvenue for art, poetics, regionalism, mutual aid, and commoning. The Luncheonette performs semi-public dinners, talks, work-shops, lectures, plays, reading groups, and musical interludes in a semi-private setting. It is resistant to traditional forms of commerce, commodification, and gentrification. It is above all, an “approach,” and least of all, an “outcome.” It is unknown. It is hopeful. It saves you a seat at the counter.
More details coming soon!