Monday, May 21, 2012

Season's News

Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor in the studio this winter.

We are tremendously grateful to all of our donors, artists, art enthusiasts, and collectors who participated in the Printshop Benefit on February 29th, supporting our artists and honoring Enoc Perez!

Joell Baxter, Steven Millar, and Jonggeon Lee--our new Special Editions Residency recipients are at the start of a creative journey! With their initial sessions in the studio with our Master Printer duo Erik Hougen and James Miller, they begin to explore and experiment with printmaking. Stay tuned for updates on their progress.

The selection panel that awarded them did an amazing job: Petrushka Bazin, Program Manager, The Laundromat Project; Jennie C. Jones, Artist and former Special Editions Resident; Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1; Kelly Pajek, Deputy Director, Percent for Art, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Congratulations to the 2011 Special Editions Residents Jennie C. Jones, David Kramer, Darina Karpov, and Hong Seon Jang on successfully completing their projects! They are featured, hot off the press, in the current exhibition (more below).

We are continuing our Publishing collaborations with Sebastiaan Bremer, Kate Shepherd, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor, which are developing into exceptional projects. We are excited to announce that Hank Willis Thomas will be next to start a Publishing residency this year and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with this innovative artist. We look forward to sharing these artists' projects with you later in the year.

We are excited and grateful to be working on a large project for the amazing Mark Bradford,commissioned by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery. Other projects, large and small, are also keeping our Master Printers busy.

Announcing the Spring 2012 Keyholder Residents: Firelei Báez, Florine Demosthene, Stella Ebner, Daniele Genadry, and Kymia Nawabi are at the start of their residencies!

Special thanks to the selection panelists: Marina Anonca, 10 Grand Press; Bridget Donlon, Program Manager, Dieu Donné; Ethan Green, Artist and former Keyholder Resident; Shani Peters, Artist and former Keyholder Resident; and Megan Skidmore, Managing Director, Artelier, LLC.

Editions '12 features major new works by Enoc Perez, Jennie C. Jones, David Kramer, Darina Karpov, and Hong Seon Jang all published by the Printshop in 2011/12. The exhibition and catalogue, with an essay by Roberta Waddell, renowned print expert and  former curator at the New York Public Library, will be on view through July 8.

Look up our spring/summer class schedule, and find the class for you!

Stay tuned for our upcoming Career Development Workshop on Tuesday, July 17 with Ela Troyano. A recent program highlight was the stimulating talk on copyright and fair usage with Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Thank you for reading. We look forward to welcoming you often this season!

Priscila De Carvalho, When Moonlight Overwhelms the Stars, 2011, diptych, screenprint, acrylic, and hand painting, 20" x 58" each sheet