Friday, October 5, 2012

This Season at the Printshop!

Top to bottom: Master Printer Erik Hougen; Artist Shanti Grumbine with her artwork; Keyholder Kymia Nawabi rehearsing her elevator speech with guest speaker Ela Troyano.

Season's News

We are so pleased to announce the publication of four new editions by the acclaimed artist Sebastiaan Bremer. The suite To Joy was inspired by Schiller's Ode To Joy. Bremer used his 1972 family vacation photographs, enhanced digitally, with hand painting and collage, to create an atmosphere of profound peace and optimism.

Publishing collaborations are continuing with Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Hank Willis Thomas. We are excited to announce that Heide Fasnacht and Dasha Shishkin have just begun residencies this summer. We are grateful to work with such innovative artists and look forward to sharing their projects with you.

Joell Baxter, Steven Millar, and Jonggeon Lee--our Special Editions Residents--have spent the spring and summer exploring printmaking and extending their artistic visions. Stay tuned, we will launch their new editions next Spring!

So many contract projects, large and small, are keeping our Master Printers and Studio Assistants very busy this season. So much so that Printer Keigo Takahashi has joined our team. Recent projects include two suites of etchings by Mark Bradford, to be featured in his show at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. this fall; a large series of screenprints by Thomas Dozol for his show at Jack Hanley Gallery; a suite of screenprints with carborundum by Hank Willis Thomas for his upcoming show at Jack Shainman Gallery; and single editions for Demetrius Oliver and Aaron Krach.

Announcing the new Keyholder Residents: Megan Berk, Rebecca Bird, Gisela Insuaste, and Charles Koegel will be welcomed to the studio this month!

Special thanks to the Keyholder selection panelists: Boshko Boskovic, Program Director, Residency Unlimited; Kalia Brooks, Independent Curator; Jayson Keeling, Artist; Lanka Tattersall, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting & Sculpture, MoMA; and Dan Walsh, Artist.

We had a fantastic turnout at the reception for Read Between the Lines, guest curated by Micaela Giovannotti, an independent art curator and critic. The show is on view at the Printshop through November 4, so stop by for a visit.

Join us at the opening reception of IPCNY's fall show on Tuesday, October 30, 6-8 pm, featuring two prints by Jennie C. Jones made during her Special Editions Residency last year.

Visit us at the Editions/Artists' Book Fair, November 1 - 4, at the former Dia and X building, 548 West 22nd Street. It's free and is the premiere showcase for the coolest contemporary artists, collectives, printers, and publishers! We will feature major new works all published by the Printshop in 2012, including Sebastiaan Bremer's To Joy.

Contemporary African American Printmakers at Nazareth College Art Center Gallery, Rochester, presented by Deborah Ronnen Fine Art, will be on view November 9 - December 21. It will feature our projects with Jennie C. Jones and Dread Scott, alongside Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, and Hank Willis Thomas, among others.

Upcoming this Spring, we are so excited to welcome artist and art critic Julian Kreimer as the guest curator for the group exhibition.

Look up our fall/winter class schedule, and find the class for you! We welcome studio tours before registration.

The next Internship application deadline is November 15 for the spring semester (January - May). Interns assist the printers with all aspects of collaborations with resident artists.
We are continuing our Salon program for Keyholders in residence and Edwin Ramoran, Curator at Large, Bronx Council on the Arts, will lead as guest speaker this month.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Career Development Workshop series. We will welcome artist Sebastiaan Bremer in January to address How to Emerge. Later in the year we will have a discussion on prints in the market; and we will welcome critic, educator, and curator Sarah Schmerler for a workshop on Writing for Artists.

Find the Printshop on! is a cool new online platform where one can discover, learn about, and collect art. It features works from leading galleries, museums, private collections, and artist estates. We are excited to provide our artists with another great platform to promote their work. The site goes public next month and is for members only until then. If you are not an member, email us at and we can send you an invite!

Gift cards
The Printshop's gift cards can be used towards any purchase of our goods and services, including Gift Shop inventory, artwork, classes, studio time, and contract printing service. Gifts in the amounts of $50, $100, $250, and $500 are available from our website. Any and ALL other amounts can be purchased by visiting the Printshop. Funds can be used incrementally, and cards can be re-filled.
       Thank you for reading. We look forward to seeing you often this season!

Lower East Side Printshop's  programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust - Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.     
Special thanks to our Sponsors and Patrons:
Akua Water-based Inks, Laura and Lloyd Blankfein, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, Deutsche Bank, Peter Ezersky, Susan and Eddie Falk, Courtney Finch Taylor, Michael and Laura Fisch, Charlotte Ford, Cheri Friedman, ICAP / John Nixon, Martin and Shelley Kaufman, John B. Koegel, Esq., Stacey and Curtis Lane, Stacy and John Louizos, Jill and Thomas Marino, Newmark Knight Frank/Jeffrey Gural, Jane Nixon, Andrew Charles Porter, Carla and Tim Porter, Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka, Mary and David Solomon, Cristin Tierney Gallery, and Volusion, Inc.
We thank our volunteers, friends, and members for their dedication, support, and generosity.