Curated by Roberta Waddell & Samantha Rippner
With Consulting Printer Luther Davis
April 4–june 15, 2019
Press Preview: Thursday, April 4, 10–11:30am
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, april 4, 6–8PM
International Print Center New York is pleased to announce its highly anticipated spring exhibition Pulled In Brooklyn, co-curated by Roberta Waddell and Samantha Rippner, in consultation with Luther Davis. This exhibition is the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant network of artists, printers, and workshops that has developed and flourished in Brooklyn since the early 1990s. This monumental exhibition is also IPCNY’s first to occupy two adjacent spaces, more than doubling the scale of its previous presentations.
Works by more than 100 artists across twenty-six printshops and book arts workshops reveal a close-knit and generous community, supported by a collaborative spirit and a network of shared expertise. Motivated by problem-solving, the printers in all these shops approach printmaking like a puzzle, enabling artists to deconstruct how they see and create their work through invention across traditional processes and new technologies. If a technical solution is elusive, printers can call upon the experience and resources of their local peers. The innovative nature of these prints—reflected in the close collaboration between printers and artists—is apparent in the varied works on view, from artist books and affordable screenprints and relief prints, to complex, mixed media editions and unique works.
The history of Brooklyn as a hub of industry situates the borough as an ideal nexus for print production. Many of these shops occupy former factories or are in neighborhoods that were once major ports for shipping, retaining an architectural record of their industrial and mercantile past. As a borough in constant flux, the vitality of these shops is established and supported by professional and personal connections, academic training, mentorships, lively networking, and a mutual passion for the medium. Anchored by creativity, ingenuity, and technical expertise of the printer, the works on view speak to the continued relevancy of printmaking to artists in Brooklyn and beyond.
PRESSES + PUBLISHERS
10 Grand Press, Afternoon Editions, Axelle Editions, Cannonball Press, Deb Chaney Editions LLC, Dieu Donné, Dobbin Books, Fine Art Printing, Ltd., Forth Estate Editions, Haven Press Studio, Jennifer Melby Editions, Jungle Press Editions, Kayrock Screenprinting, Keigo Prints, Line Press Limited, Marginal Editions, Peter Kruty Editions, Prints of Darkness, Powerhouse Arts Printshop (formerly BRT Printshop), Purgatory Pie Press, Russell Janis, Shoestring Press, Small Editions, Takuji Hamanaka, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Watanabe Studio Ltd.
Matthew Abbott, Michael Adams, Reed Anderson, Rosaire Appel, Donald Baechler, Glen Baldridge, Brian Belott, Anders Bergstrom, Mel Bochner, Matt Bollinger, András Böröcz in collaboration with Robbin Ami Silverberg, Tom Burckhardt, Brendan Cass, Lauren Clay, Ian Cooper, Lesley Dill, Alex Dodge, Angela Dufresne, Nicole Eisenman, Jonathan Fabricant, Elise Ferguson, Dan Flanagan, Rachel Foullon, Chie Fueki, Ellie Ga, Ellen Gallagher, Ignacio Gatica, Ava Gerber, Robert Gober, Joanne Greenbaum, Jennifer Grimyser, Justin Hager, Anna Haifisch, Michael Hambouz, Susan Happersett, Erik Hougen, Peter Hristoff, Jacqueline Humphries, Matthew Day Jackson, Butt Johnson, Dion Johnson, William Kaizen, Raeleen Kao, Matt Keegan, Shelagh Keeley, Eliza Kentridge, Andrew Kuo, Alix Lambert, Robert Lazzarini, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Sol LeWitt, Nicola López, Mikhail Magaril, Tim Maul, Kristen Martincic, Florian Meisenberg, Douglas Melini, Sean Mellyn, Michael Merck, Melissa Meyer, Jill Moser, Carrie Moyer, Robert Moskowitz, Sophy Naess, Michael Neff, Brittany Nelson, John Newsom, Jeanine Oleson, Sheryl Oppenheim, Claudio Orso, Jaime Palacios, Joe Peppe, Mylene Pionilla, Hanneline Røgeberg, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Jackie Saccoccio, Keris Salmon, Katia Santibañez, Isabelle Schipper, Dana Schutz, Dread Scott, Jonathan Seliger, Joan Snyder, Andrew Spence, Art Spiegelman, Ruby Sky Stiler, Donald Sultan, Keigo Takahashi, Craig Taylor, J.G. Thirlwell, Nicola Tyson, Jess Underwood, Joseph Velasquez, Charline von Heyl, Nathan Vincent, Kara Walker, Dan Walsh, Ouattara Watts, Mark Wagner, Michelle Weinberg, and Andy Yoder.
Throughout the exhibition, IPCNY will host a variety of public programs that enable audiences to delve deeper into the culture of printshops and collaboration in Brooklyn. A printer panel will feature Glen Baldridge (Forth Estate Editions), Luther Davis (Powerhouse Arts Printshop), and Ruth Lingen (Line Press Limited). Two panels on printer/artist collaboration will feature Marina Ancona (10 Grand Press) and artist Carrie Moyer, Jennifer Melby (Jennifer Melby Editions) and artist Joanne Greenbaum, Andrew Mockler (Jungle Press Editions), and Rob Swainston (Prints of Darkness), among others. A panel discussion held at Pratt Institute will explore the different avenues that students can take in the art world following graduation. Finally, a Brooklyn Printshop Crawl will feature guided visits and print demonstrations at Powerhouse Arts Printshop and Peter Kruty Editions. Check the website and social media for updates.
about the curators
Roberta Waddell is a Brooklyn-based independent curator, artist advisor, and writer. She was the Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library from 1985–2008, and previously worked in curatorial roles at Worcester Art Museum and the Toledo Museum of Art. Waddell currently sits on the Board of the IFPDA Foundation and serves on the Advisory Council of IPCNY.
Samantha Rippner is an independent curator based in Brooklyn. She served as guest curator at The Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in 2015, and was Curator of Modern and Contemporary prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1999–2014.
Luther Davis is Master Printer and Director of Powerhouse Arts Printshop (formerly BRT Printshop) in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He co-founded the publisher Forth Estate Editions (active 2005–2015), and was Director and Master Printer of Axelle Editions from 1999–2016. He teaches printmaking at Parsons School of Design and The Cooper Union.
Exhibition logo designed by Ruth Lingen, Line Press Limited, Brooklyn.
Help FUND the exhibition by joining our Pulled In Brooklyn Team
Help us fund the additional gallery space we're leasing for this special exhibition by joining our Pulled In Brooklyn Team. All gifts of more than $500 will
be recognized in connection with the exhibition, and gifts of $1,000 and higher unlock other opportunities, including a Pulled in Brooklyn Benefit Print Portfolio. To donate your own amount click here.
Recognition on online exhibition page.
Complimentary limited edition FreshPrint (printed by Kayrock Screenprinting), recognition on gallery donor wall and online exhibition page.
Complimentary Pulled In Brooklyn Benefit Print Portfolio (printed by Kayrock Screenprinting) created for the exhibition, and recognition on gallery donor wall and online exhibition page.
Private tour of the exhibition (up to 20 people), private Brooklyn print workshop tour (up to 10 people), complimentary Pulled In Brooklyn Benefit Print Portfolio (printed by Kayrock Screenprinting) created for the exhibition, and recognition on gallery donor wall and online exhibition page.
Pulled In Brooklyn benefit print portfolio
The Pulled In Brooklyn Benefit Print Portfolio is a series of newly commissioned screenprints by six of the artists on view in the exhibition: Glen Baldridge, Alex Dodge, Charline von Heyl, Nicola López, Sheryl Oppenheim, and Ruby Sky Stiler.
Printed by Kayrock Screenprinting in Brooklyn, published by IPCNY.
For more information, contact Stephanie Trejo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 989-5090.