Manhattan graphics center | Michele van de Roer: The Infinite Plate II

June 30 - July 27, 2018

"Michele is on a mission, a fearless exploration of printing in all media know to mankind, on copper or wood, with acid or with sugarlift, building a wonderful body of work."

"Michèle est investie d’une mission, une exploration intrépide de la gravure à travers toutes les techniques connues de l’humanité : sur cuivre ou sur bois, à l’acide ou au sucre, construisant un merveilleux corpus d’œuvres." - John Szoke Gallery, New York, Septembre 2017 John Szoke

In an evolution of  ‘The Infinite Plate’ show at MGC Gallery in 2015, Michèle van de Roer provides a further interpretation of her work using both Japanese reduction woodblock carving techniques as taught by Takuji  Hamanako and sugar lift techniques by Vijay Kumar.  This extension of her earlier work entitled ‘The Infinite Plate II’ uses a single matrix and a variety of printing combinations to assert that there is great variety even in apparent commonality.  The same curvilinear patterns variously suggest to the viewer topography, drapery and volumetric dimension that are highly sculptural and diverse.

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PACE PRINTS: SELECTIONS

June 13, 2018 - July 27, 2018

32 EAST 57TH STREET

Pace Prints presents a selection of works with a focus toward artist estates and later career artists in the Main gallery and pop and graffiti-inspired artists in the Small gallery. The Main gallery features Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Mangold, Kenneth Noland, Pat Steir, James Turrell and Dan Walsh. In the Small gallery the KAWS portfolio Man’s Best Friend hangs with work by Keith Haring, Erik Parker and Peter Saul.

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JEAN DUBUFFET: PRINTS AND MULTIPLES

May 24 - July 13, 2018

521 West 26th Street, 3rd & 4th Floors, New York, NY 10001

Jean Dubuffet’s editions will open May 24 at Pace Print. Dubuffet's editions were always closely related to his paintings and sculptures. They reflect the various manifestations of his iconography, including his L’Hourloupe and Théâtre de Memoire periods. Intrigued with process, Dubuffet was an incredible innovator.  This exhibition highlights his inventive application of media, including traditional screenprinting techniques and groundbreaking applications of the medium on paper, silk, and canvas.  His dedication to printmaking pushed the medium to become a vital playground for artistic creativity.

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Jean Dubuffet: Prints & Multiples

May 24, 2018 – July 13, 2018

Jean Dubuffet’s editions were always closely related to his paintings and sculptures. They reflect the various manifestations of his iconography, including his L’Hourloupe and Théâtre de Memoire periods. Intrigued with process, Dubuffet was an incredible innovator. This exhibition highlights his inventive application of media, including traditional screenprinting techniques and groundbreaking applications of the medium on paper, silk, and canvas. His dedication to printmaking pushed the medium to become a vital playground for artistic creativity.

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Drawing The Line: Realism and Abstraction in Expressionist Art

March 20, 2018 - July 6, 2018

Despite certain broad affinities among its artists, Expressionism was not a coherent style in the manner of Impressionism or Cubism. Wassily Kandinsky, the movement’s dominant theorist, described two basic formal approaches: “the great realism” and “the great abstraction,” both of which, he said, ultimately serve the same end: to express “the inner resonance of the thing.” The two strands were also called “the extensive,” which retained ties to recognizable subject matter, and “the intensive,” which renounced such imagery. Whether oriented toward realism or abstraction, Expressionists were driven by a need to re-envision the world.   

The exhibition examines varied influences - Primitivism, Symbolism, Nietzsche, and Theosophy, to name a few – on works that arose from formal as well as casual artistic alliances within and across national boundaries. The earliest group, Die Brücke (The Bridge) was established in 1905. In 1909, it was followed by Kandinsky’s New Artists’ Association, which pulled into its orbit Lyonel Feininger, Alfred Kubin, Paul Klee, August Macke, and Franz Marc — all of whom showed with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) between 1911 and 1913.   

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Ruth Moscovitch: Unspent Motion: Copper and Steel

June 3, 2018 - June 29, 2018

In her current work, Ruth has continued to concentrate on urban images of structural steel in the form of bridges, girders, buildings and fire escapes.  To her, these dynamic yet unmoving structures represent “Unspent Motion,” a phrase used by the poet Hart Crane to describe the Brooklyn Bridge.  The title  “copper" in addition to “steel”  is a reference to the plates used for etching images.  In this show, Ruth includes images of New York bridges cut into linoleum; fire escapes and girders captured on copper etched plates as well as solar plates; and abstract, dynamic constructions made by printing copper plates over one another, twisting their positions to capture “unspent motion” in another context.

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David Mitchell: Recent Photographs

May 19, 2018 - June 28, 2018

David Mitchell makes luminous abstractions that look like stained-glass windows designed by a color-field painter. Juxtaposing blocks of hot, cool and sugar-sweet colors (the spectrum veers from fauve to Necco wafer), he makes images that are at once orderly and trippy. The pictures are Mitchell’s attempts to give form to the auras he experiences as a result of left-temporal-lobe epilepsy, and they sometimes appear more atmospheric than solid, as if they were about to evanesce out of their frames.

Rooted in geometric abstraction, David Mitchell continues to translate his visions and aura sensations into color-field imagery. His process is a continued exploration of photographing collages made from a variety of materials, such as fabric, plastic, paper, and tape. The final images undergo multiple exposures, resulting in non-objective compositions that range from soft and ethereal collages to more hard, edged shapes.

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PETER SAUL: PRINTS 1966-2017

Apr 27th – Jun 9th

New York, 521 West 26th Street

Pace Prints will present a Peter Saul print retrospective that will include prints from 1966 to the present at both Pace Prints Galleries, located at 521 West 26th street and 32 East 57th Street, from April 27–June 9, 2018. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 26.

Peter Saul’s prints are powerfully energetic. They celebrate the grotesque and tease the hypocrisies of our culture. Like his paintings, his prints explore topics of political and social injustices, they confront the atrocities and savagery of war, lampoon rampant consumerism, and challenge the hierarchy between high art and popular culture.

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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: 25 YEARS OF PRINT PUBLISHING WITH DAVID KRUT PROJECTS

Apr 19th – Jun 9th

New York, 526 West 26th Street SUITE 816

David Krut Projects, New York is pleased to present “William Kentridge: 25 Years of Print Publishing with David Krut Projects” featuring a selection of William Kentridge prints published by David Krut between 1992 and 2017.

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JOSEPH K. LEVENE FINE ART, LTD: POP MASTERWORKS ON PAPER

April 30th 2018

New York, 25 Central Park West

View pop unique & limited editions prints and works on paper by Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Pettibone, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Andy Warhol & Tom Wesselmann. 

RONIN GALLERY: KUNIYOSHI MASTERPIECES

March 14th - April 28th 2018

425 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, 10017, NY

Ronin Gallery invites you to immerse yourself in the fantastical realms of Kuniyoshi's woodblock prints. The exhibition Kuniyoshi: The Masterpieces explores the ravenous imagination and unmatched skill of this ukiyo-e master through his most celebrated designs, including his most iconic triptychs such as Tametomo and his Son Rescued from the Sea Monster by Tengu and Princess Takiyasha and the Skeleton Specter.  While the words “ukiyo-e” and Japanese print often call to mind elegant courtesans and picturesque landscapes, Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) presents a complementary, yet counter point.  Like Hokusai is to landscape, Kuniyoshi belongs to the ukiyo-e canon, bringing Japanese myth, magic, history, and legend to life.

SOTHEBY'S NEW YORK: PRINTS AND MULTIBLES

Thursday April 26th, 2018

1334 York Avenue New York, NY 10021

Sotheby’s upcoming auction of Prints & Multiples will feature important work by noteworthy artists of the past 150 years. Highlights include: Flags I Jasper Johns’ richly layered 1973 screenprint, presenting an iconic image within the artist’s oeuvre in its most striking graphic form; a monumental screenprint on linen, Océanie, la mer, Henri Matisse’s largest scale editioned piece and a brilliant example of his use of “cut-outs”; Andy Warhol’s beloved Flowers, a powerful wall of color that is his 1970 portfolio of 10; and Baby Charles Looking Over His Mother's Shoulder (No. 2), Mary Cassatt’s unique pastel counterproof, portraying the artist’s extraordinary ability to capture maternal love. All works can be viewed on Sotheby's website.

 

JOAN SNYDER: SELECTED PRINTS 1975 - 2018

April 12th - May 24th 2018

Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is pleased to present Joan Snyder / Selected Prints 1975-2018, an exhibition of eleven of Snyder’s most important prints. The show features highlights of her printmaking activity from the 1970s onward, including her newest, “hot off the press” print, Chant/Forever (2018). Joan Snyder has been adventurous in her approach to printmaking, particularly in etching and woodcut. In the 1990s, she began combining different printmaking techniques and color applications in boldly untraditional ways, often making varying impressions with an open-ended inventiveness within editions that are ultimately complex to produce. Snyder’s art has always been informed by nature, by the landscape, and deals with deeply personal themes, among them female sexuality, mortality, and social injustice.

BILL JACKLIN: MONOTYPES

April 19th 2018

Join Bridgeman Images, Marlborough Gallery and Royal Academy America for a talk by Bill Jacklin on monotypes and related images at The Whitby Hotel on Thursday 19th 2018, 6-8pm. In honor of his new exhibition at Marlborough Gallery and the publication of Bridgeman Folio. Admission: $15 per person. Bill Jacklin's monotypes will run from April 18th - May 26th 2018.

CHITTOPRASAD: A RETROSPECTIVE

March 16th - June 15th 2018

The Fuller Building 41 E. 57 Street, Suite 708, NY 10022

Artist Chittaprosad’s retrospective will travel out of the country for the first time to DAG’s gallery in New York, coinciding with Asia Art Week in March 2018. Chittaprosad (1915-78) is best known for documenting the horrific genocide in 1943-44 caused by a man made famine in Bengal when grains from India were feed the allied army stationed there. Asked by the Communist Party of India to travel in the famine-affected areas and document its outcome, Chittaprosad’s book, Hungry Bengal, on the subject, was seized and burnt. It is with this current exhibition that a facsimile edition of the original has been published for the first time since. The retrospective also looks at Chittaprosad’s political art as well as his printmaking

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VAN DOREN WAXTER - MARSHA COTTRELL

March 8 – April 21, 2018

195 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Van Doren Waxter is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by New York artist Marsha Cottrell, titled Screen Life. The exhibition will feature three unique  large-scale platinum prints and an array of intimately-scaled works created with a computer and electrostatic laser printer. Cottrell’s studio practice has been centered around the quotidian office computer and printer. Within the rational environment of an offline digital workspace she has foregrounded the expressive nature of carbon-based toner and developed a distinctive process and  body of work that bridges drawing, printmaking, painting and  photography.

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FRANCIS BACON: PRINTS

February 7th - March 10th 2018

40 W. 57th StreetNew York, NY 10019.

Marlborough Graphics is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of prints by Francis Bacon opening February 7 and continuing through March 10, 2018.  Francis Bacon: Prints features lithographs, etchings and aquatints, some of which were published by Marlborough. His graphic works of self-portraits, portraits of old lovers, and depictions of the human figure produce the same grotesque and expressive natures as those seen in his paintings. Bacon worked closely with his printmakers to capture the same color quality.

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