Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today
Curated by Susan Gosin and mina takahashi
April 5 – June 14, 2018
IPCNY is pleased to present Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today. This focused exhibition is the first to trace the American hand-papermaking revolution as an outgrowth of the printmaking renaissance. It brings together the best, along with some of the rarest and lesser known examples, of two-dimensional works, artist books, and cast-paper multiples to spotlight the closely intertwined American stories of printmaking and papermaking in the contemporary period. Spanning more than fifty years, the exhibition will examine the transformation of paper from its traditional role as a substrate for prints to an active partner—and stand-alone medium—in the creation of editions and unique works by such groundbreaking artists of the 20th and 21st century as Mel Bochner, Lynda Benglis, Chakaia Booker, Lesley Dill, Leonardo Drew, David Hockney, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Richard Tuttle, to name just a few.
Polly Apfelbaum, Laura Anderson Barbata, Laurence Barker, Barbara Beisinghoff, Lynda Benglis, Kim Berman, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Robert Blackburn, Mel Bochner, Chakaia Booker, Louise Bourgeois, Mary Callery, Drew Cameron, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, E.V. Day, Lesley Dill, Leonardo Drew, Melvin Edwards, Natalie Frank, Helen Frankenthaler, Helen Frederick, Ellen Gallagher, Robert Gober, Ethan Greenbaum, Walter Hamady, Jane Hammond, Karen Hardy, Jacob Hashimoto, Daniel Heidkamp, David Hockney, Jim Hodges, Douglass Morse Howell, Emiko Kasahara, Tatana Kellner, Ellsworth Kelly, Mel Kendrick, William Kentridge, Abby Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Winifred Lutz, Drew Luan Matott, Robert Motherwell, Lydia Musco, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Frank O’Hara, Michele Oka Doner, Michael Ponce de Leon, Robert Rauschenberg, John Risseeuw, Larry Rivers, Edward Ruscha, Juan Sánchez, Jonathan Seliger, Arlene Shechet, Margaret Mahan Sheppard, Alan Shields, James Siena, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Kiki Smith, Buzz Spector, Frank Stella, Jessica Stockholder, Michelle Stuart, Do Ho Suh, Richard Tuttle, Claire Van Vliet, Chuck Webster, Paul Wong, Yanomami Owë Mamotima, John Yau.
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Publishers & Workshops
BluSeed Studios, Brodsky Center, Casa Sin Nombre Editions, Dieu Donné, Dieu Donné Press, Dobbin Books, Durham Press, Gemini G.E.L., Hand Papermaking, Inc., The Janus Press, Kuboaa, Library Fellows of the Whitney, Museum of American Art, Lower East Side Printshop, Mixografia, Pace Editions, Inc., The Perishable Press Limited, Pyramid Atlantic, Two Palms, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Universal Limited Art Editions, Wildwood Press, Women’s Studio Workshop.
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About the Curators
Susan Gosin received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1976, she co-founded Dieu Donné Press and Paper, Inc. in New York City. As an educator, she has developed curriculum and designed studio programs at The New School, New York; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and Phumani Archival Mill, Johannesburg, South Africa. As an artist, she has produced artist books that have been exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, and the Library of Congress. In 2006, she received the Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council. Gosin has served as an organizer, presenter, and curator at numerous conferences, including the 2014 IAPMA conference in Fabriano, Italy; the 2016 IAPMA conference in Brasilia, Brazil, and the 2018 CBAA conference in Philadelphia. As President of Dieu Donné Press, she collaborates with international artists and writers such as William Kentridge and Wisława Szymborska. Gosin also serves as Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of Dieu Donné.
Mina Takahashi is Editor of Hand Papermaking, a non-profit biannual publication chronicling the finest work in the field while advancing the scholarship and production of handmade paper and paper art. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Dieu Donné, where she served as executive director from 1990 to 2004. Trained originally in Japanese papermaking, Takahashi teaches, lectures, and consults on the artistic and craft applications of hand papermaking across the country and internationally. She lives in upstate New York where she is a working collective member of BUSHEL, a nonprofit space dedicated to art, agriculture, and action, located in Delhi, New York. In 2019 Takahashi will open a hand papermaking studio in Delhi, New York.
Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today is supported, in part, by The Barbara Stern Shapiro Fund for Curatorial Initiatives, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Jordan D. Schnitzer, Janice Oresman, and an anonymous donor.