New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013 selected by Andrew Raftery
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 6-8 pm
On View: June 13, 2013 - August 9, 2013
International Print Center New York presents New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013, consisting of some fifty projects by artists at all stages of their careers. The exhibition will be on view at 508 West 26th St, 5th Floor, from June 13, 2013 - August 9, 2013. The opening will be on June 13, from 6-8 pm, with Members' and Artists' Talks from 5-6 pm.
New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013 is the forty-fifth presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY several times each season featuring prints made within the past year. The exhibition will run concurrently with an exhibition of 26 literary broadsides and a selection of artists’ books from the collaboration, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, which will be shown in the IPCNY Viewing Room.
Prints were selected by Andrew Raftery, an artist, engraver and print scholar, specializing in narrative scenes of American life. Born in 1962, he earned his BFA in painting from Boston University and his MFA in printmaking from Yale University. Raftery is a professor at Rhode Island School of Design and a faculty fellow at the RISD Museum. IPCNY received over 2,400 submissions from artists and presses worldwide, and out of this varied collection of work, he chose 55 works. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by Andrew Raftery will accompany the exhibition.
The Artists’ List is as follows: Lynne Allen, Kathy Aoki, Miguel Aragon, Katie Baldwin, Kristin Becker, Mildred Beltre, Allison Bianco, Douglas Bick, Doug Bosely, Alice Leora Briggs, Veronica Ceci, Liz Chalfin, Ann Chernow, Nick Conbere, Madeline D’Aversa, Amze Emmons, Richard Falle, Leslie Golomb, Art Hazelwood, Ellen Heck, Marco Hernandez, Yuji Hiratsuka, Jill Ho-You, Erik Hougen, Cary Hulbert, Jon Irving, Hans Johansson, Gabriela Jolowicz, Mehrdad Khataei, Joyce Kozloff, Brian Kreydatus, Dinh Q. Lê, Jim Lee, Kate Logue, Joseph Lupo, Nicole Maloof, Michael Menchaca, Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Florent Morellet, Kurt Pammer, Ryan Parker, Ester Partegàs, Lynn Peterfreund, Kahlil Rintye, Jenny Robinson, Bill Salzillo, Hannah March Sanders, Jesse Shaw, Dan Steeves, Ivanco Talevski, Matthew Van Asselt, Art Werger, George Whitman, Michelle Wilson and Erin Woodbrey.
Presses and publishers represented are: Cascade Press (OH); Centre for Fine Print Research (UK); Center Street Studio (MA); Connecticut Fine Arts, Inc (CT); Flatbed Press (Texas); the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies; Columbia University (NYC); Marginal Editions (NYC); Morakeb-e Siah Institute of Fine Art (Iran), Mullowney Printing (CA), Philagraphika (PA); Rocinante Press (CA).
New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013 consists of etchings, lithographs, monotypes, screenprints, books and video, and other manifestations of the printmaking process. Highlights include Richard Falle’s Ice Cream Inferno, an inkjet print from original vector artwork created entirely in Adobe Illustrator and printed at the Center for Fine Print Research in the UK; Allison Bianco’s glow-in-the-dark intaglio and silkcreen piece, the Old Man of the Mountain; a 35-second animation, Storm in a Teacup 124, created from 124 unique monotypes by Lynn Peterfreund; and Nicholas Conbere’s detailed and dreamlike invented world, Finding Niches. This exhibition explores visual narrative and the powerful presence it has had in printmaking since its origins. The prints shown here reinvent this tradition for contemporary viewers, and were selected through careful observation of specific details and then arranged into narrative categories such as direct address, layered narrative, aftermath, layered time, and implied communication.
New Prints/New Narratives is a counterpart to Visualizing Time: Narrative Prints at the National Academy.