The Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the Editions ‘11: CATALOGUE LAUNCH and EXHIBITIOn, with a launch party and reception for artists on Thursday, May 26. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from May 26 – July 6, 2011. With a catalogue essay by renowned critic and independent curator Nancy Princenthal, the publication and exhibition feature new works created by recipients of the Printshop’s Special Editions Residencies: Saul Chernick, Blane De St. Croix, Marie Jager, and David Opdyke, and recipients of the Printshop’s Publishing Residencies: Arturo Herrera and Chris Martin.
The Special Editions Residency provides emerging artists with the opportunity to create an important new body of work in collaboration with a master printer, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Saul Chernick, Blane De St. Croix, Marie Jager, and David Opdyke have all broadened their artistic practice by immersing themselves in printmaking. Their new works demonstrate outstanding artistic vision and delight in exploring a new vocabulary.
The Printshop's Art and Editions Committee awarded two Publishing Residencies in 2010-11, inviting Arturo Herrera and Chris Martin to collaborate with the Printshop’s printers on a new body of work. The two outstanding artists used this opportunity to experiment with new materials and mastered at creating major new works.
The collaborating printers, James Miller, Studio Director/Master Printer, Aurora De Armendi, and Erik Hougen, all excelled in the art of collaboration and facilitated the artists’ vision with great care and expertise.