FORMS OF ENCLOSURE: New prints 2019/WINTer
Selected by may castleberry, elleree erdos,
tatana kellner, and david sandlin
January 17–march 23, 2019
Reception: Thursday, January 17, 6pm–8PM
INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK (IPCNY) presents the work of thirty artists as part of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months. Titled Forms of Enclosure, this exhibition features work by artists from the United States, Argentina, France, Poland, Canada, and Bulgaria.
While the artists in this exhibition are coming from different places and points in their careers, a common thread throughout the work is the shaping of space, both literally and metaphorically. These spaces range from Arel Lisette Peckler’s ghostly nooks, to Alicja Grobelka and Sean P. Morrissey’s architectural abstractions, to Enrique Leal’s biomorphic portals. Rashid Johnson, Kyung Eun You, and Kate Liebman all use grids to build their compositions, while Judith Linhares and Ulrike Müller both use lively forms to thwart structure. In capturing the ways that one can actively create or resist enclosure, this exhibition shapes a narrative around what it means in the current moment to hold personal, social, and political space. The three awardees of the New Prints Artist Development Program will be announced at the opening reception on January 17. Check our website and social media for public program announcements, including artist talks and Pint N’ Print workshops with printers and this cycle’s Artist-in-Residence.
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Susan Belau, Jill Burks, Susan Goethel Campbell, Allison Conley, Gabriela Esterovich, Caroline Forest, Alice Gauthier, Alicja Grobelka, Gary Groves, Lucy Holtsnider, Anna Hutchings, Richard Hutter, Rashid Johnson, Alison Judd, Enrique Leal, Kate Liebman, Judith Linhares, Mallory, Taryn McMahon, Zoran Mishe, Sean P. Morrissey, Ulrike Müller, Gail D. Panske, Arel Lisette Peckler, Claudia Rofman, Janet Yagoda Shagam, Rob Swainston, Naho Taruishi, and Kyung Eun You.
Publishers & Presses
10 Grand Press, Aspinwall Editions, Hauser & Wirth Editions, Island Press, Planthouse, PRINT NEST Studio, and Prints of Darkness.
Thursday, February 7, 7–9pm: Pint n’ Print with Marina Ancona, Founder, 10 Grand Press
Thursday, March 21, 6–8pm: Artist Talks + Closing Party
About the JurorS
Editor, Contemporary Editions, Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art
May Castleberry is editor of a series of artist’s books and editions published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art. She has organized numerous special editions since 2002 for MoMA, each project intended to reflect upon and benefit the Museum’s research collections. Prior to working at MoMA she was a librarian, editor, and Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, where she acquired and published artist’s books and organized exhibitions of books, prints, and photographs. She holds Masters degrees from Columbia University and New York University.
Private Collection Curator and Freelance Writer
Elleree Erdos is curator of a New York-based private collection. Prior to this, she was associate director at Craig F. Starr Gallery and held positions in the print departments at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Clark Art Institute. Elleree is a contributing writer to both Art in Print and the Brooklyn Rail. She holds an M.A. from both Columbia University and the Sorbonne and a B.A. from Williams College, where her thesis on the photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue earned her highest honors and won the Arthur B. Graves Essay Prize. Her graduate thesis focused on image circulation/dispersion and social media in art of the Syrian diaspora.
Artist and Co-Founder, Women’s Studio Workshop
Tatana Kellner is a visual artist who works in installation, drawing, printmaking, photography, and artists’ books, which she uses to explore the visual realm and comment on social and political issues. Tatana has exhibited across the U.S., Canada and Europe, with over 40 solo exhibitions, including recently including the Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, The Everson Museum, Dorsky Museum, Bowdoin College, Vassar College, and Collar Works, among others. Tatana is the recipient of awards from the Puffin Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Ruth Chenven Foundation, and the 2018 Creative Climate Award. Tatana has been in residency at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Banff Centre for the Arts, Light Work, Visual Studies Workshop, and Saltonstall Art Colony, and many others. Tatana is a Co-Founder of Women’s Studio Workshop in Kingston, NY, an artist workspace providing opportunities and support to women artists internationally.
Painter, Printmaker, Cartoonist, and Professor at School of Visual Arts
David Sandlin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1956. He currently lives in New York and teaches printmaking, book arts, and illustration at the School of Visual Arts. He has exhibited extensively in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia, and his comics and illustrations have appeared in The Best American Comics 2015, 2012 and 2009; The New Yorker; Raw; and other publications. He has received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, and others.
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