Edging Forward was selected from a record 1,313 applicants, who submitted work from all 50 states as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.
The exhibition reflects the highly experimental nature of contemporary printmaking, which is wide-ranging in both its content and techniques. Masterful lithographs, etchings, and relief prints are deployed in deeply felt personal narratives, but above all, the artists on view in Edging Forward are tenacious explorers, testing the limits of their field one work at a time. Among the most imaginative formats on view are Eszter Sziksz’s three-dimensional print on ice, which will melt during the opening reception and be shown as a video for the remainder of the exhibition, and Kristina Davis’s stenciled lotion print, in which the viscous material complements her chosen subject, an uncomfortable quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions.
Derrick Adams, Conrad Botes, Nicholas Brown, Marianne Dages, Kristina Davis, Jacomijn den Engelsen, Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson, Olesya Dzhurayeva, Lisbeth Firmin, Kevin Frances, Jennifer Globush, Karinna Gomez, Keeley Haftner, Vanessa Hall-Patch, David W. Hawkins, Marco Hernandez, Neah Kelly, Cedar Kirwin & Paula Lycan, Geneviève L'Heureux, Shivangi Ladha, J Myszka Lewis, Monique Martin, Ashley May, Jessica S. Meuninck-Ganger, Nic Annette Miller & Emily Fischer, Golbanou Moghaddas, Rod Nelson, Sharron Okines, Tatjana Pavićević, Laura Peturson, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Kevin Pomerleau, Pete Rangel, Christina Carlyle Reed, Scott Reeds, Alison Saar, John-Mark Schlink, Harry Schneider, Qiaoyi Shi, MyungJin Song, Morgan Strahorn, Eszter Sziksz, Alex Tharnish, Lauren Thorson, Monica Velez, Ericka Walker, Josh K. Winkler, and Zhaoyang Zeng
Presses and Publishers: Haptic Lab, Lower East Side Printshop, Midwest Pressed, LLP, PNCA Mullowney Printing and Watershed Publishing, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, and The Artists' Press.
Artist Development Program
As part of the New Prints Artist Development Program, all exhibiting artists have been invited to apply for three opportunities to receive further training, guidance, and exposure for their printmaking practice: a month-long residency program, divided between IPCNY's workshop space and its partner EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop; a mentorship program designed to provide the artist with critical feedback, career guidance, and introductions in the field; and sponsored coursework at a workshop or school of the artist's choice.
The awardees are:
Shivangi Ladha, residency
Marco Hernandez, mentorship
Ashley May, sponsored coursework
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