Lower East Side Printshop
Since 2009
Works in New York United States of America

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BIO
The Lower East Side Printshop, established in 1968, is a New York City non-profit art center that supports contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in printmaking to develop new work. Artists can experiment, explore new ideas, and collaborate with experienced master printers to create important new work and broaden their practice in a supportive and professional environment. In addition, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts and professionals alike can learn about and collect prints in our classes, lectures, and exhibitions.

The Printshop is the largest openly accessible print studio in the city. It offers independent and collaborative residencies for artists, free and fee-based, contract printing services for small and large publishers, educational opportunities in all aspects of the print field and at all levels of expertise, and affordable collecting opportunities. The Printshop supports innovation and experimentation with the medium, and promotes non-toxic materials and processes.
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OPPORTUNITY

Keyholder Residency Program


Deadline:
Tue Sep 01, 2015 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Lower East Side Printshop, New York, offers FREE year-long studio residencies for emerging artists. The application deadline is September 1, 2015 for residencies starting on October 1, 2015. The Keyholder Residency includes free 24/7 access to a large shared studio with printmaking facilities, $1,000 stipend, storage space and basic supplies, exhibition opportunities, educational programming, and support services. Artists from all disciplines are eligible: printmaking skills are recommended but not required, and basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is available at no cost.


EVENT

Lower East Side Printshop Editions '15


Dates:
Thu Jun 25, 2015 00:00 - Sun Sep 20, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

For Immediate Release
June 2015

Contact: Allison Lindblom
212 673-5390 ext 13
allison@printshop.org

EDITIONS '15
Reception and Catalog Launch: Thursday, June 25, 6 - 8pm

Exhibition Dates: June 25 – September 20, 2015
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am - 6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present the EDITIONS ‘15 reception and catalog launch on Thursday, June 25, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from June 25 – September 20, 2015. With an essay by independent curator Sarah Kirk Hanley, the catalog and exhibition feature new works by recipients of the Printshop’s prestigious Publishing Residencies: Derrick Adams, Sebastiaan Bremer, Simon Evans, and Ryan McGinness. The Publishing Residency program invites artists to collaborate with printers on ambitious new projects over a period of one year, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Awarded residents are selected through an extensive nomination process.

As described by the essayist Sarah Kirk Hanley, “The artists invited for publishing residencies this year brought fresh thinking to the table. Sebastiaan Bremer and Ryan McGinness, who have previously worked at LESP, used the opportunity to expand on ideas they have explored in prior bodies of work. Each generated brilliantly playful effects: Bremer’s floating orbs advance and recede over idyllic family photos; while McGinness’s female forms overlap in riotous fashion, even spilling out of the picture plane. Derrick Adams and Simon Evans, who are new to the printmaking process, thought carefully about how to approach the medium in a way that made sense for their established practices. Their solutions offer novel approaches to printmaking: Adams transformed the commercial playing card; while Evans printed in relief from a commonplace yoga mat. Whether seasoned in the art of printmaking or exploring its possibilities, each artist rose to the challenge and produced work that optimizes the medium’s potential.”

About the Artists
DERRICK ADAMS
(b. 1970, Baltimore, MD; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Pratt Institute. Select exhibitions and performances include MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Performa, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France. Adams is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.

SEBASTIAAN BREMER (b. 1970 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received the Werkbeurs Grant from FBKVB in Holland and moved to New York in 1992. In 2001 he had a solo debut Veronica at Roebling Hall, New York. Solo exhibitions include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland; Hales Gallery, London, UK; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; James Fuentes, New York, NY; BravinLee Programs, New York, NY; Hales Gallery, London, UK; and Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden. His work is part of many collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Berger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; and the Rabobank collection, The Netherlands. His work is the subject of two monographs and he is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, Hales Gallery in London, and Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin.

SIMON EVANS (b. 1972, London, England; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) A former pro-skateboarder and writer on the Vans tour, Evans found his voice as a visual artist and has been exhibiting since 2003. Solo exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil; James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY; and White Columns, New York, NY. His work is a part of many collections including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. He is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.

RYAN MCGINNESS (b. 1972, Virginia Beach, VA; lives and works in New York, NY) completed his BFA at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as a curatorial assistant at the Andy Warhol Museum. Solo exhibitions include Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Pace Prints, New York, NY; and Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; and The Charles Saatchi Collection among many others.

About the Essayist
SARAH KIRK HANLEY is an independent print curator, writer and appraiser based in the New York area. She writes “INK” for the Art in Print website (www.artinprint.org/ink-blog) and is a frequent contributor to the journal. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU and a consulting expert and advisor for several art appraisal services and online retailers. Hanley is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable, the College Art Association and the Association of Print Scholars. She has held positions at Christie’s, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Lower East Side Printshop.

Lower East Side Printshop's programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation - Good Neighbor Committee, Jerome Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We thank our volunteers, friends, members, and patrons for their dedication, support, and generosity.

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OPPORTUNITY

Winter/Spring Printmaking Classes


Deadline:
Wed May 13, 2015 11:25

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Printshop courses are appropriate for artists, beginners, and everyone interested in exploring printmaking as a creative medium. Instructors are artists and master printers who provide technical expertise and guided support to help turn your ideas into beautiful prints. All tools, basic materials, and additional free studio hours are included with the class fee!

Visit out website for class descriptions and registration, and feel free to visit us for a studio tour:
http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html

Intro to Printmaking
with Lisa Mackie
5 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
January 21 - February 18, 2015
$350

Photopolymer Etching
with Mark Herschede
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9pm
February 19 - March 26, 2015
$395

Monotype
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
4 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
February 25 - March 18, 2015
$275

Relief Printmaking
with Justin Sanz
4 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
March 3 - March 24, 2015
$275

Intro to Screenprinting
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Wednesdays 6-9pm
March 25 - April 29, 2015
$425

Collagraph
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
4 Weeks, Thursdays, 6-9pm
April 2 - April 23, 2015
$275



EVENT

Winter Exhibition - Tactility and Texture


Dates:
Wed Dec 10, 2014 18:00 - Sun Feb 08, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America


Tactility and Texture
Curated by Benjamin Sutton
Opening Reception/Holiday Party: Wednesday, December 10, from 6 – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Contact: Christine Walia
christine@printshop.org

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Tactility and Texture guest curated by Hyperallergic’s Metro Editor Benjamin Sutton. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from December 10, 2014 – February 8, 2015 with a public reception on Wednesday, December 10, 6-8pm.

This exhibition’s doubled title is intended as an acknowledgment of the obvious: the artists included seem to belong in two separate exhibitions. One would be a two-artist show featuring the funny, melancholic, and palpably hairy figures populating Xinyi Cheng’s works alongside Ivan Forde’s surreal, irreverent, and irresistible mashups. The other would feature three artists — Shadi Harouni, Ali Medina, and Sarah Smith — whose approaches to abstraction highlight the play of layers and textures in their work. But the juxtaposition of these two seemingly disparate sets of works should also underline their formal connections. Namely, all five artists draw viewers into their work with the vivid and evocative textures they create.

The sparing but incredibly effective use of color and line in Xinyi Cheng’s work immediately pulls us into the funny, tender, and awkward scenes she depicts. She conjures incredibly evocative surfaces, settings, and situations with subtle means. Ivan Forde, on the other hand, marshals seemingly familiar images and textures to destabilize viewers, placing them in vibrant and strange landscapes. Shadi Harouni takes a similar tack, decontextualizing everyday symbols and patterns to create new and alluring abstract images. Ali Medina compounds the hybrid imagery in her explosive abstract works with multifarious textures — her lightweight and luminescent pieces mark each shift in color and surface with literal cuts in the paper. Sarah Smith bridges the exhibition’s abstract and figurative camps with non-figurative works that so convincingly portray common and everyday textures like dust and water that they could just as credibly be labeled photorealistic.

Whether they do so to better evoke the temperatures and surfaces of a given space, or to heighten our awareness of everyday patterns and patinas, these five artists all heighten the impact of their prints by appealing to viewers’ sense of touch.

About the Artists
XINYI CHENG (b. 1989, Wuhan, China; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and BA from Tsinghua University. Select exhibitions include Platform Gallery, Blatimore, MD; Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ; and Field Projects, New York, NY. Cheng is the recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award and Wassaic Artist Fellowship.

IVAN FORDE (b. Guyana, South America; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BA from SUNY Purchase College. Select solo and group exhibitions include the Dumbo Arts Festival and United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY; DC Arts Center, Washington, DC; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, and Smash Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Forde is the recipient of the Lucie Foundation First Place in Fine Art Collage: International Photography Award.

SHADI HAROUNI (b. 1985, Hamedan, Iran; lives and works in Tehran, Iran and New York, NY) received her MFA from New York University and BA from University of Southern California. She has participated in residencies and exhibited internationally including Art Wall, Prague, Czech Republic; Court Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; The Sleeping Museum, Paris France; and Hirsch Home, Karlsruhe, Germany.

ALI MEDINA (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BA from Bard College. Select exhibitions include a solo exhibition at a pop up space, Brooklyn, NY; and group exhibitions at Essie Green Galleries, Harlem, NY and Brooklyn, NY.
SARAH SMITH (b. 1990, Ruidoso, NM; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from Parsons, The New School for Design. Select exhibitions include Shelia C. Johnson Design Center, New York, NY; Aronson Gallery, New York, NY; and The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

About the Curator
Benjamin Sutton is an art critic, journalist, and curator based in Park Slope. He is the Metro Editor at Hyperallergic, and his articles on public art, artist documentaries, the tedium of art fairs, James Franco's obsession with Cindy Sherman, and other divisive issues have appeared there and in Artnet, The L Magazine, Modern Painters, Art+Auction, BKLYNR, Brooklyn Magazine, and elsewhere. He has curated exhibitions at Field Projects, the Spring Break Art Show, and the Gowanus Loft.

Lower East Side Printshop's programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation - Good Neighbor Committee, ICAP / John Nixon, Jerome Foundation, The J. M. Kaplan Fund, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We thank our volunteers, friends, members, and patrons for their dedication, support, and generosity.
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EVENT

Editions/Artists' Books Fair


Dates:
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:00 - Sun Nov 09, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

EDITIONS/ARTISTS’ BOOKS FAIR:
THE 16TH INSTALLMENT OPENS ITS DOORS DURING NEW YORK’S PRINT WEEK
November 6 - 9, 2014
at the Art Beam Building – 540 West 21st Street
NEW YORK, NY

(September 9, 2014) - The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB)--New York’s leading showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers, presenting the “latest and greatest” in prints, multiples and artists’ books-- today revealed more details about its new incarnation, slated to take place on November 6th-9th in the recently-renovated Art Beam Building. Curated by Art Critic and Art in America Contributing Editor Faye Hirsch, the 16th installment of the beloved Fair features over 40 exhibitors from around the world and presents works by hundreds of emerging and established artists. As part of its on-going mission to engage a wider audience, E/AB will continue to provide educational programming through its partnership with Christie’s Education, New York and admission to the Fair will remain free for all who attend during public opening hours.

This year’s participating dealers cut a wide swath in the industry, ranging from the venerable Landfall Press (Santa Fe, NM) and the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University (New York) to an up-and-coming contingent including 10 Grand Press (Brooklyn/Santa Fe) and international dealers such as Michael Woolworth Publications (Paris, France), Bartleby & Co. (Brussels, Belgium) and The Multiple Store (London, UK). Full exhibitor list can be found at (http://eabfair.org/exhibitors) and below.

“There was a notable gap during last year’s Print Week, and we’re thrilled that E/AB is now back - and under the aegis of the Lower East Side Printshop,” says the Fair Curator and noted art critic, Faye Hirsch. “The Fair is relatively informal, allowing for ready access to its diverse materials in all printmaking mediums, traditional and non-traditional. Exhibitors come from around the country, and a few from further afield.”

"We’re thrilled to be able to bring E/AB back this year – after a brief hiatus,” said Dusica Kirjakovic, executive director of New York’s Lower East Side Printshop. “As a publisher without a gallery space, we always looked forward to E/AB as a way to advance our artists and cultivate a broad audience and we felt the loss acutely. Therefore, when the opportunity came to continue the Fair, we jumped at the chance. We’re excited to carry on the tradition and extend the great work that was previously done by the founder, Susan Inglett.”

This year’s E/AB rekindles another Fair tradition: the commissioning of an artist to create an original limited edition benefit print. The 2014 Fair taps New York-based artist Enoc Perez to create a shimmering screenprint on mirrored paper, entitled Fountainbleu, Miami. Proceeds from the sales of the piece help supplement the costs associated with presenting the Fair.

Dates and Times of the Fair as follows:
Press Preview: Thursday, November 6 5pm-6pm
First View: Thursday, November 6 6pm-9pm (VIP guests and ticket holders) Tickets are $25

General Hours
Friday, November 7 11am – 7pm
Saturday, November 8 11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 9 11am – 5pm

E/AB 2014 EXHIBITOR LIST
6 Decades Books
10 Grand Press
21st Editions
Anartist
Aspinwall Editions
Baron/Boisanté & Om from India
Bartleby & Co.
Black Shamrock Etchings
Bleu Acier
Booklyn
Brodsky Center, Rutgers University
Center Street Studio
Cirrus Gallery + Cirrus Editions Ltd.
Collaborative Art Editions, LLC
Dieu Donné
Graphic Matter
The Grenfell Press
Harlan & Weaver
Highpoint Editions
Internation Print Center New York
Jungle Press Editions
Kayrock Screenprinting
David Krut Projects
Landfall Press, Inc.
Lax & Associates
Lower East Side Printshop
Manneken Press
Marginal Editions
The Multiple Store
LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies
Oehme Graphics
Planthouse
Purgatory Pie Press
The Print Center
Ribuoli Digital
Shore Publishing
SOLO Impression
Michael Steinberg Fine Art
Kornelia Tamm Fine Arts VanDeb Editions
Wingate Studio
Michael Woolworth Publications
Women's Studio Workshop
Zucker Art Books

Sponsors:
Roger Smith Hotel and Brooklyn Brewery

Cultural Partners:
ArtTable, Christie's Education (New York), IFPDA, Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA, Department of Drawings and Prints

Media Partners:
Art F City, Art in America, Art in Print, Filterizer, Printed Editions, Printeresting

For more information about E/AB Fair, please visit http://eabfair.org or call 1-212-673-5390.

Media Contact:
Helen Allen and Meryl Cooper, Allen/Cooper Enterprises, 212-260-8100,
info@allencooper.com