Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Season's News!

Left to right: Intern Sarah Smith; Printer Keigo Takahashi; and Artist Kate Shepherd with Printer Erik Hougen.

We are tremendously grateful to our supporters who participated in the March Benefit Sale! We raised important funds for artist residencies, caught up with longtime supporters, and welcomed so many new faces to the Printshop family.  

Publishing collaborations are continuing with Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Heide Fasnacht, and Kate Shepherd. And, Janaina Tschape, Nina Bovasso,  and Dasha Shishkin are just getting started in the studio exploring and experimenting with the medium. We are grateful to work with such innovative artists and look forward to sharing their projects with you.

Congratulations to the Special Editions Residents Joell Baxter, Steven Millar, and Jonggeon Lee! Their new print projects will be complete this spring (see below).

Publishing and Special Editions collaborations are keeping our Printer trio Erik Hougen, Keigo Takahashi, and Laura Charlton very busy in the studio. So are the contract jobs, such as the project with Wendy Nanan from Port of Spain, Trinidad who received a grant to travel and work with us on an edition for The Bocas Literary Festival. This winter we bid farewell and warm wishes to Printer James Miller who was with the Printshop for the past 8 years. We wish him all the best as his next journey unfolds.

Announcing the new Keyholder Residents: Sonya Blesofsky, Andrew Chan, Emily Noelle Lambert, and Heeseop Yoon. Congratulations!

Special thanks to the Keyholder selection panelists: Katherine D. Alcauskas, Collection Specialist, Prints & Illustrated Books, MoMA; Amy Kao, Artist and former Special Editions Resident; Rashaad Newsome, Artist; Lauren Rosati, Curatorial Assistant, National Academy Museum; and Benjamin Sutton, Art Critic and Writer.

Five artists ended their Keyholder Residencies: Firelei Báez, Florine Demosthene, Stella Ebner, Daniele Genadry, and Kymia Nawabi. It's been wonderful to have them as a part of the Printshop community and we plan to follow their journeys.
Studio rentals offer artists full access to the facilities to create new work independently. The program is open to all artists and allows you to stay as long as you need. Join us!

We had a fantastic turnout at the reception for Part of the Story, guest curated by artist and critic Julian Kreimer. The show is on view at the Printshop through May 12, so stop by for a visit.

Upcoming, Editions '13, will feature major new works by Joell Baxter, Sebastiaan Bremer, Jonggeon Lee, Steven Millar, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor all published by the Printshop in 2012/13. The exhibition and catalogue will launch in May, with an essay by Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator of Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

We are so excited to welcome artist Jayson Keeling as the guest curator for the summer group exhibition.

Look up our spring/summer printmaking class schedule and visit us for a studio tour before registration.

Our Salon program continues for Keyholders in residence and Mae Shore, Director of Cheymore Gallery will lead as guest speaker this month.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Career Development Workshop with critic, educator, and curator Sarah Schmerler on May 8, Writing for Artists.

This season visiting groups of students, collectors, and museum docents participated in special workshops. These can be tailored for demonstrations or hands-on activities in varied techniques and they are always fun!

Summer interns have been selected and the Fall Internship application deadline is fast approaching on April 15. Interns assist the printers with all aspects of collaborations with resident artists.

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

Daniele Genadry, In Lights of Time I-IV, 2013, digital and screenprint, 11" x 14" each, currently on view

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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, 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, ICAP/John Nixon, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

We thank our volunteers, friends, and members for their dedication, support, and generosity.