Pulled In Brooklyn

International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York / United States

April 4–June 15, 2019
April 1, 2019
International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
International Print Center New York
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New York, NY 10001
United States

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Press preview: April 4, 10–11:30am 

Opening: April 4, 6–8pm 

Build Your Own Printshop: April 11, 6:30–8:30pm 
A panel with Leslie DiuGuid, Erik Hougen, and others, moderated by Grayson Cox 
Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY 

The Collaborative Process: Artist & Printer, Part 1: April 23, 6–8pm 
A panel with Dana Schutz & Rob Swainston, Jacqueline Humphries & Andrew Mockler 

The Collaborative Process: Artist & Printer, Part 2: May 2, 6–8pm 
A panel with Carrie Moyer & Marina Ancona, Joanne Greenbaum & Jennifer Melby 

Printers' Proof: May 16, 6–8pm 
A panel with Glen Baldridge, Luther Davis, Brad Ewing, and Ruth Lingen 

Brooklyn Printshop Crawl: June 8, 12–4pm 
Visits to Powerhouse Arts Printshop and Peter Kruty Editions 

Published by the Artist: Brooklyn Edition: June 18–29, IPCNY's biennial pop-up exhibition and fundraiser, selected by community-based printshops and artist-printers working in Brooklyn.

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 printer 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 101 artists created 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. 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. In his essay for the exhibition guide, Luther Davis muses that "the show's title speaks to the action of pulling a print, while also denoting the magnetic-like forces that Brooklyn has for printers." 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 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.

Presses & publishers: 10 Grand Press, Afternoon Editions, Axelle Editions, Cannonball Press, Deb Chaney Editions LLC, Dieu Donné, Dobbin Books, Fine Art Printing, Ltd., Forth Estate Editions, Haven Press Studio, Jennifer Melby Editions, Jungle Press Editions, Kayrock Screenprinting, Keigo Prints, Line Press Limited, Marginal Editions, Peter Kruty Editions, Powerhouse Arts Printshop (formerly BRT Printshop), Prints of Darkness, Purgatory Pie Press, Russell Janis, Shoestring Press, Small Editions, Takuji Hamanaka, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Watanabe Studio Ltd.

Artists (partial list): Donald Baechler, Glen Baldridge, Brian Belott, Anders Bergstrom, Mel Bochner, Matt Bollinger, Alex Dodge, Angela Dufresne, Nicole Eisenman, Elise Ferguson, Chie Fueki, Ellie Ga, Ellen Gallagher, Robert Gober, Joanne Greenbaum, Charline von Heyl, Erik Hougen, Jacqueline Humphries, Matthew Day Jackson, Butt Johnson, Andrew Kuo, Sol LeWitt, Nicola López, Sean Mellyn, Carrie Moyer, Sophy Naess, John Newsom, Sheryl Oppenheim, Keris Salmon, Katia Santibañez, Isabelle Schipper, Dana Schutz, Dread Scott, Joan Snyder, Art Spiegelman, Ruby Sky Stiler, Keigo Takahashi, Nicola Tyson, Kara Walker, Dan Walsh, and many more.

For the most current updates, full artist list, and full program, visit ipcny.org.

Also upcoming:
IPCNY's 13th annual Spring Benefit Dinner, honoring Nicole Eisenman, Richard S. Field, and Harlan & Weaver.

International Print Center New York is New York’s flagship non-profit arts institution dedicated to the innovative presentation of prints by emerging, established, national, and international artists.

 

*Images above: Left: Charline von Heyl, Untitled, 2007. Screenprint with hand coloring. Sheet: 30 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches. Edition: Unique. Printed by Rob Swainston, Prints of Darkness; published by the artist. Courtesy the artist and Prints of Darkness. © Charline von Heyl. Middle: Alex Dodge, In the wake of total happiness, 2013. UV screenprint with braille texture on museum board. Sheet: 20 x 32 inches. Edition: 30. Printed by Axelle Editions; published by Forth Estate Editions. Courtesy the artist, Forth Estate Editions, and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. © Alex Dodge. Right: Nicole Eisenman, Tea Party, 2012. Lithograph. Sheet: 48 3/4 x 37 1/8 inches. Edition: 25. Printed and published by Andrew Mockler, Jungle Press Editions. Courtesy the artist and Jungle Press Editions. © Nicole Eisenman.