Curated by Roberta Waddell & Samantha Rippner
With Consulting Printer Luther Davis
April 4–june 15, 2019
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.
Thursday, April 11, 6:30–8 PM: Build Your Own Printshop, a panel with Leslie Diuguid of Du-Good Press, Erik Hougen of Lower East Side Printshop, and others. Moderated by Grayson Cox. Pratt Institute Library, 3rd floor, Alumni Reading Room, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Tuesday, April 23, 6–8 PM: The Collaborative Process: Artist & Printer, Part 1, a panel with Dana Schutz and Rob Swainston (Prints of Darkness), and Jacqueline Humphries and Andrew Mockler (Jungle Press Editions).
Thursday, May 2, 6–8 PM: The Collaborative Process: Artist & Printer, Part 2, a panel with Carrie Moyer and Marina Ancona (10 Grand Press), and Joanne Greenbaum and Jennifer Melby (Jennifer Melby Editions).
Thursday, May 16, 6–8 PM: Printers’ Proof, a panel with Glen Baldridge (Forth Estate), Luther Davis (Powerhouse Arts Printshop), Ruth Lingen (Line Press Limited), and Brad Ewing (Marginal Editions).
Saturday, June 8, 12–4 PM: Brooklyn Printshop Crawl, visits to Powerhouse Arts Printshop and Peter Kruty Editions.
June 20–29: Published by the Artist: Brooklyn Edition, IPCNY’s biennial pop-up exhibition and fundraiser, selected by community-based printshops and artist-printers working in Brooklyn. Details to follow. Read more and RSVP for the Opening Sale & Party on June 20 on Eventbrite.
Throughout the run of the exhibition, videos with interviews and print demonstrations by seven of the printshops on view will be uploaded here, including 10 Grand Press, Haven Press Studio, Jungle Press Editions, Kayrock Screenprinting, Powerhouse Arts Printshop, Prints of Darkness, and Small Editions.
Expanded Press & Publisher Directory
This live and growing directory of Brooklyn printshops has been developed to accompany the printed exhibition guide. It is intended to be built upon and includes printshops beyond the scope of the exhibition. To add your printshop, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, JG 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.
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.
Installation views and videos: Elisabeth Berezansky for IPCNY.
Pulled In Brooklyn is supported, in part, by The Barbara Stern Shapiro Fund for Curatorial Initiatives and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Special thanks to Pulled In Brooklyn Team supporters Harry D. Cohen, Kathy Fuld, and Dan Walsh.
Support for all programs and exhibitions at IPCNY is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and by Foundations including: Areté Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Jockey Hollow Foundation, PECO Foundation, the Thompson Family Foundation, the New York Community Trust, and the Wege Foundation; along with major individual support.