The Master Printer and the Collaborative Process: Conversations From the Print Studio

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On View: September 8 - October 13, 2012
Curated by: Elizabeth Hodermarksy

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The presentation brings together ten projects on which Master Printer Craig Zammiello collaborated with ten contemporary artists – Mel Bochner, Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Jane Hammond, Suzanne McClelland, Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, Matthew Ritchie, Kiki Smith, and Terry Winters. The majority of the works involve intaglio techniques, which are Mr. Zammiello’s specialty, and they document the use of his technical skill in combination with the motivations and distinctive processes of each of the ten different artists. The scope of the projects ranges from individual prints to suites and portfolios, and all were published in recent years by Two Palms Press, New York, NY and Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY.

The exhibition itself is a collaborative project between IPCNY and Elisabeth Hodermarsky, Sutphin Family Senior Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery. The works in the show mirror those discussed in a forthcoming publication from the Yale University Art Gallery (and distributed by Yale University Press) titled Conversations from the Print Studio: A Master Printer in Collaboration with Ten Artists, and co-authored by Ms. Hodermarsky and Mr. Zammiello. Through conversations between the authors and the ten artists, the book describes the evolution of the works, “from inception to completion, tracing each artist’s initial vision, the artist’s and printer’s creative strategies, and reactions to the final product” (Yale University Press). The publication will be released on August 20, 2012, and will also serve as the catalogue for the exhibition.

International Print Center New York is grateful to Two Palms Press, NY and to Universal Limited Art Editions, NY, for so generously lending prints to this exhibition.