International Print Center New York presents New Prints 2012/Winter, on view January 28 – March 24, 2012 in its gallery at 508 West 26th Street, 5th floor. The show consists of sixty-eight prints by forty-five emerging to established artists, selected from a pool of over 2,300 submissions.
New Prints 2012/Winter is the forty-first presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY several times each year, featuring prints made within the past twelve months by artists at all stages of their careers. An illustrated brochure with an essay by Pari Stave will accompany the exhibition.
The Selections Committee for New Prints 2012/Winter is: Glen Baldridge (Forth Estate Editions), Barbara Baruch (Director, Brooke Alexander Editions), Peter Friedland (Private Collector), Claire Gilman (Curator, The Drawing Center), Cary Leibowitz (Director of Contemporary Editions, Phillips de Pury & Company), and Pari Stave (Vice President of Art Advisory, AXA Equitable).
The complete artists’ list is as follows: Romeo Alaeff, BJ Alumbaugh, Brian Anderson, Ida Applebroog, Anne Beresford, Judy Bergman Hochberg, Kit Boyce, Paige Bradley, Tom Burckhardt, James Carroll, Saul Chernick, Lindsey Clark-Ryan, John Cobb, Tamar Cohen, Sara Conde, Ann Conner, John Robert Craft, Bernice Cross, Thorsten Dennerline, Sandra C. Fernandez, Rachel Frank, Beth Ganz, Ioanna Gouma, Alexis Granwell, Joseph Hart, Anna Hutchings, William Kentridge, Kakyoung Lee, Eddie Martinez, Artem Mirolevich, Mark Mullin, Michael Neff, Alice O’Neill, Ardan Ozmenoglu, Jill Parisi, Matt Rich, Moses Ros-Suárez, Ryan Rusinski, Sara Sanders, Phyllis Seltzer, Kiki Smith, Dan Steeves, William Waitzman, Matthew Wilson, and Jing Yu.
In addition to the many independent artists included in this show, the presses, publishers and printshops represented are: 2 x 2 Press (New York, NY), Axelle Fine Arts (New York, NY), David Krut Projects (Johannesburg / New York), Diane Villani Editions (New York, NY), Flatbed Press (Austin, TX), Forth Estate Editions (New York, NY), Harlan and Weaver (New York, NY), Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN), Lower East Side Printshop (New York, NY), Manhattan Graphics Center (New York, NY), Jennifer Melby (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Steinberg Editions (New York, NY), Ningyo Editions (Watertown, MA), Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (New York, NY), VanDeb Editions (New York, NY), The Women’s Studio Workshop (Kingston, NY), and Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress (Knoxville, TN).
Highlights include: John Robert Craft’s, Full Circle, a hulking sculpture-embossed woodcut with marks made from one of his own sculptures, Kiki Smith’s contemplation of a flower through a suite of nine etchings with hand-coloring in Escapades, Thorsten Dennerline’s gothic woodblock and letterpress images in his artist’s book 13 Tattoos, Kakyoung Lee’s Walk 2010, an expansive series of drypoints that traces a perambulatory journey through many printing states to an animation-like effect, William Waitzman’s sedate Morning Lake, an expertly-made screenprinted image of sunlight reflected on water, Paige Bradley’s eerie narrative told through a combination of etching and drypoint plates in Back to Back, and Ardan Ozmenoglu’s Oil Wrestling, a massive image of two battling wrestlers screenprinted on to a sea of overlapping post-it notes.