New York Print Week Rolls Out Full Schedule of Museum Shows, Gallery Exhibitions and Satellite Fairs throughout New York, November 3-9, 2014
In its on-going effort to celebrate the fine art of printmaking, The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) announces that New York Print Week will take place November 3-9, 2014 with a round of special exhibitions at numerous museums and libraries, as well as cultural institutions, satellite fairs, and IFPDA-member galleries throughout metropolitan New York.
"New York Print Week extends the enthusiasm generated by the Print Fair to numerous venues throughout New York City where people can engage with artists, collectors, and curators to enrich their knowledge of printmaking," says Michele Senecal, executive director of IFPDA. "It also affords them the opportunity to view prints in context with paintings, drawings or sculpture.
According to Ms. Senecal, in addition to the flagship IFPDA Print Fair and satellite fairs, the following museum and galleries will mount shows. "We are privileged that these important cultural institutions are part of New York Print Week."
Among the many print exhibitions that will be on view in museums are: The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters, Museum of Modern Art; Kandinsky: Before Abstraction:1901-1911, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Sublime: The Prints by J.W.M. Turner and Thomas Moran, at The New York Public Library; Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Museum of Biblical Art; New Prints 2014/Autumn, International Print Center New York; and InkSplash 2014, Rockaway Artists Alliance Studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway Point, NY 11695.
In addition to the IFPDA Print Fair, which opens for its five-day run on November 5, at the Park Avenue Armory, several IFPDA members will mount exhibitions at their galleries. They include:
New Projects, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl will feature the four new editions by major artists from Gemini's stable: John Baldessari: The News; Ellsworth Kelly: Blue Curve / Red Curve; Richard Serra: Double Rift V; Richard Tuttle: Nature/Media, Blue in the Corner. Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl | 535 West 24th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011 | www.joniweyl.com
Known for her work investigating space and light in the sculptural realm, Alyson Shotz's 3 recent bodies of work Topographic Iterations, Recumbent Folds, and Imaginary Sculptures will be front and center at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. Each print in this series began with a large sheet of Japanese Masa paper, which was crumpled and then photographed at high resolution. Recumbent Folds, are another variation on these playful manipulations of planar forms. These ceramic sculptures started as simple slabs of rolled porcelain clay, which are rolled around a tube and then dropped onto a table. The resulting undulating forms capture the force of gravity in motion, almost as if taking a snap shot of this physical activity. Imaginary Sculptures are a suite of 20 enamel plaques with text describing a sculpture that the viewer pictures in their head. Carolina Nitsch Project Room | 534 West 22nd St., New York, NY 10011 | www.carolinanitsch.com
Pace Prints, Chelsea will present Kenny Scharf Monoprints, a series of new monoprints by Kenny Scharf, dubbed the "spiritual son of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring." Growing up in California in the '60s, Scharf was fascinated by TV and by that era's conception of the future (The Flintstones and the Jetson's are two major influences on hiswork.) These childhood influences figure prominently in his surrealistic, pop style work which deals with earth and space, the natural and the artificial. Pace Prints | 521 West 26th St., 3rd Floors, New York, NY 10001 www.paceprints.com
James Rosenquist F-111 (South, West, North, East) and Drawings from the '70s:
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery spotlights James Rosenquist's F-111 (South, West, North, East), a four-part, 290 inch lithograph with screenprint printed in 1974 at Styria Studio,
New York and one of the outstanding Pop prints of the era. Accompanying the print will be a selection of the artist's dynamic charcoal and graphite drawings from the same time period. James Rosenquist, one of the key figures of the Pop Art movement, has been an influential printmaker from his early experiments with lithography in 1965 at Universal Limited Art Editions in Long Island to his innovations in recent years with large-scale multimedia prints. Senior & Shopmaker Gallery | 210 Eleventh Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001 | www.seniorandshopmaker.com
Jacob Kainen: Very Large Monotypes: From 1935 to 1942: Kainen worked for the Graphic Arts Division of the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Arts Project, a New Deal program that employed artists. He was able to learn lithography, etching, woodcut, silkscreen, and other media as part of this project while saving his personal time for painting. He soon began to enjoy printmaking as his skills and confidence increased and he found he could bring his painting skills to bear on the medium by working freely, expressively, and seeking new means of introducing textures and tones. Pia Gallo with Conrad Graeber Fine Art | 53 East 64thSt., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065
Pat Keck Color Woodcuts: A Survey 1994-2014: A four-day exhibition of color woodcuts made over the last 20 years by printmaker and sculptor, Pat Keck. Keck creates wooden life-sized figures, articulated and clothed for theatrical purposes. The woodcuts are designed independently but often reference the sculptures. G.W. Einstein Company | 98 Riverside Dr., #9D, New York, NY 10024 | www.patkeck.com
To coincide with the IFPDA Print Fair, three satellite fairs are also taking place. They include:
Editions/Artists' Books Fair features over 40 contemporary publishers and dealers who will present their latest prints, multiples, and artists books. The Fair is partnering with Christie's Education to present a series of lectures and guided tours. 540 West 21st Street, Ground Floor | www.eabfair.org
Fourteen art dealers -- from old masters to contemporary including Japanese prints and contemporary printmakers -- will exhibit at, Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021 | www.nysatellite-printfair.com
The eighth edition of Brooklyn's alternative fair, Prints Gone Wild will be held for one night only on Friday November 7th, 2014 from 6 pm until 1 am at Littlefield NYC in Brooklyn. Littlefield NYC, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY www.cannonballpress.com
About The IFPDA
Founded in 1987, The International Fine Print Dealers Association is a non-profit organization of expert art dealers dedicated to the highest standards of quality, ethics and connoisseurship. The IFPDA Print Fair was established in 1991and has run every year with the exception of 2001. Proceeds from the Fair support its educational programs and the IFPDA Foundation, which provides grants to museums and cultural institutions worldwide to support a greater awareness of prints as an artistic medium.
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