Friday, December 11, 2009

Artist News

The most exciting thing about the Printshop is the plethora of artists that come through our door and who embrace our studio as their base to create new work. Seeing artists explore the printmaking process and begin to engage and collaborate with our Master printers is truly amazing. However seeing how the Printshop experience carries over into their artistic practice is even more rewarding. So we thought we would like to take the time to highlight some of the recent accomplishments of current and past Lower East Side Printshop artists.

Gina Ruggeri's work is now on view in Figment, a two person exhibition with Rob Wynne at Kumukumu Gallery. Ruggeri paints detailed images of natural accumulations- land masses, ocean waves, and clouds directly onto wall mounted mylar. Figment runs through December 13th, so you have this weekend to try and make it to this beautiful exhibition. However if you miss it do not despair, simply keep an eye out for Immaterial Landscape, a painting and installation project that Gina Ruggeri will be debuting at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut in 2010. We will definitely be keeping you posted on this one!

Joan Linder's drawings are currently being featured in Drawing Itself: A Survey of Contemporary Practice at the Brattleboro Museum &Art Center, on view November 22, 2009 through February 21, 2010. The exhibition fills the Museum's galleries with over 100 works by more than 60 artists, making something akin to a drawing extravaganza! Linder's work can also be seen in Back to the Drawing Board at Arin Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, California from November 22nd, 2009 through January 25th, 2010.

Current Keyholder Artist in Residence Rachel Beach's sculptures are part of the exhibition Unnaming of Parts at Blackston in New York. The exhibition opened on November 22, 2009 and runs through January 10th, 2010.

Jean Shin's piece And we (pause) is included in the exhibition Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibition runs through February 21st, 2010.

Michael Schall has a brand new series of drawings that are being published in the next two issues of McSweeneys, the literay journal edited by Dave Eggers. Keep your eyes out for McSweeney's 32 (cover by Robyn O'Neil) and the upcoming Better of McSweeney's, Volume 2, which is due out this winter.

Former Special Editions artist Carlos Motta's work can be seen in the exhibition Avant Guide to NYC: Discovering Absence, at apexart in New York. The show runs through December 19th, 2009. Motta was also recently inteviewed by Merve Unsal, and you can read the whole interview here. Motta talks about his new work and reflects on the current state of democracy here and abroad. 
More artist updates to follow! Also Printshop artists- please send us any information about shows, projects, and awards. We want to hear all about what you are doing!

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