International Print Center New York presents News/Prints: Printmaking and the Newspaper, curated by Anders Bergstrom and Anne LaFond. The exhibition will be on view at 508 West 26th St, 5th Floor, from September 5 - October 19, 2013, opening on September 11, 2013, with a reception from 6-8 pm.
News/Prints: Printmaking and the Newspaper is a group exhibit of prints that highlights the longstanding relationship of printmaking and the printed newspaper. From early woodblocks printed in 16th century German newsbooks and colonial American newspapers, to contemporary artists who incorporate or respond to printed mass media in their work, the exhibit reflects the complex nature of this relationship. Emerging and established contemporary artists are included.
Artists in this show include Becca Albee, Alexander Anderson, Miguel Aragon, Yuri Avvakumov, Jin Joo Chae, Honoré Daumier, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Gober, Evan Hecox, Jasper Johns, Matt Keegan, William Kentridge, Vijay Kumar, Leigh Ledare, Glenn Ligon, Ruth Lingen, Conrad Marca-Relli, Kerry James Marshall, Suzanne McClelland, Adam McEwen, Thomas Nast, Claes Oldenburg, José Guadalupe Posada, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Dread Scott, David Shrigley, Skewville, Kyle Tata, Rikrit Tiravanija, Gwenn Thomas, Fred Tomaselli, Sweet Toof, Yoshiiku Utagawa, and more!
Curator Bios: Anders Bergstrom graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson with degrees in Sociology and Studio Art. As an artist and printmaker, he has collaborated with Leslie Miller at Grenfell Press, New York, and Marginal Editions, Brooklyn, and prints at Manhattan Graphics Center. His prints have been included in many IPCNY New Prints exhibitions. Additionally he has exhibited at Abrons Arts Center, New York; Columbia College, Chicago; and Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Plant House New York. His work is held in the collection of the New York Public Library and many private collections.
Anne LaFond earned a B.A. in Russian Studies from Tufts University and her M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the New York Academy of Art. She has worked with Fred Mershimer and Vijay Kumar and prints at Manhattan Graphic Center. Her prints have most recently been included in exhibits at International Print Center New York, Manhattan Graphics Center, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Virginia, and the New York Society of Etchers Second National Exhibit juried by Davied Kiehl of the Whitney Museum.
International Print Center New York is a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print, from the old master to the contemporary. Prior to IPCNY’s founding in 2000, no organization existed solely to serve the needs of this audience. IPCNY’s programming is composed of seasonal contemporary juried exhibitions as well as a series of special exhibitions that focus on a particular collection, technique, genre, or culture. Educational programs, publications, an informational website, and an Exhibitions Touring Program, enable IPCNY to extend its mission to both New York City and the world beyond.