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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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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


EVENT

Treasure Island - Fall Exhibition


Dates:
Wed Oct 01, 2014 18:00 - Sun Nov 09, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Treasure Island
Curated by Julie Chae
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 1, from 6 – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – November 9, 2014
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Treasure Island guest curated by NYC/DC-based curator and writer Julie Chae. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from October 1 – November 9, 2014 with a public reception on Wednesday, October 1, from 6-8pm.

Treasure Island alludes to the high seas explorations that took place during the Age of Enlightenment on through the Romantic Era, the navigating and mapping through dangerous waters to discover strange new worlds, peoples, and goods. The discoveries made during these times allowed Europe to make advances in science and technology, paving the way for industrialization and eventual modernization. These advances also involved subjugating prior inhabitants and colonizing these lands, which greatly increased the wealth and power of the European countries. Sunsets, beaches, ships and nautical apparatuses like ropes and maps appear in Treasure Island along with images reflecting what was lost due to imperialism. Treasure Island includes works by: Theresa Bloise, Amanda Church, Amy Friedberg, Esperanza Mayobre, Ali Medina, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Felix Plaza, Paul Shore, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Juana Valdes, Daniel Vasquez, Liz Zanis, and Anya Zelinska.

The title for this exhibition comes from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 children’s novel of the same name and a tale of moral ambiguity. In this seafaring adventure set in the 1700s, men and boys sail on a ship mostly crewed by disguised pirates to an island in search of buried treasure, using a found map marked in red ink with three crosses and the words: Bulk of treasure here.

About the Artists
THERESA BLOISE (b.1978, Boston, MA; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Select exhibitions include Grin, Providence, RI; Governor’s Island, New York, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; and Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. She has been awarded fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts.

AMANDA CHURCH (b. 1960, Poughkeepsie, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BA from Bennington College, VT. Select solo and group exhibitions include Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY; Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY; Artek Contemporaries, New York, NY; Galerie de Tableau, Marseille, France; and Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA. Her work is included in the collections of the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; The Chambers Hotel, NY; and Bondardo Communications, Milan, Italy.

AMY FRIEDBERG (b. 1972, Philadelphia, PA; lives and works in Hermosa Beach, CA) received her BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Select solo and group exhibitions include Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pa; Elkins Gallery, Elkins Park, PA; Penrose Gallery, Elkins Park, PA; Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy, and Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

ESPERANZA MAYOBRE (b. 1974, Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Select solo and group exhibitions include Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; Centro Cultural La Caja Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; and The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY. She has been awarded the NYU Visiting Artist Program, and the Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

ALI MEDINA (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY; lives and works in Brooklyn, 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. She has worked in several printshops and has been exploring monoprinting while in residence at the Printshop.
BUNDITH PHUNSOMBATLERT (b. 1972, Bangkok, Thailand; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his BFA from Silpakorn University, Thailand. Select solo exhibitions include Flushing Meadows Corona Park/Queens Museum, New York, NY; Location One, New York, NY; and The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. He is the recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Grant and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and is the Grand Prize winner of the Toshiba Brings Good Things to Life Art Competition, Thailand.

FELIX PLAZA (b. 1946, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received a Fine Art Certificate from New York Phoenix School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Exit Art, New York, NY; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Dieu Donne, New York, NY; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Donnell Library, NY. He is a former participant of Printline Exchange Residency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and has work included in many private collections.

PAUL SHORE (b. 1955, Pittsburgh, PA; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and his BFA from Eastern Michigan University. Select solo and group exhibitions include Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY; Columbia University, Italian Academy, New York, NY; Arkansas Art Center, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA; and DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. His work is included in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; and the New York Public Library.

KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN (b. 1983, Madison, WI; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her BA from Brown University. Select solo and group exhibitions include Grace Teshima Gallery, Paris, France; Gallery nine5, New York, NY; Kashya Hildebrand Gallerie, Zurich, Switzerland; and Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC. She has been awarded Best in Show at the Rawls Museum, VA, and is the recipient of the Fulbright Grant: Taiwan.

JUANA VALDES (b. in Cabañas, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba) received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and Her BFA in sculpture at Parsons School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, NY; Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL; Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands; and Boricua College Art Gallery, NY. Her work is included in the collections of The Newark Museum, NJ; European Ceramic Work Center, NL; and Nohra Haime Gallery, NY. She currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University, Visual Arts Department.

DANIEL VASQUEZ (b. 1983, El Salvador; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BA from Rowan University. Select exhibitions include Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NJ and Studio 1950, New York, NY. He is the recipient of the Gowanus Studio Space Residency.

LIZ ZANIS (b. 1980, Morristown, NJ; lives and works in New York) received her BA from Rhode Island School of Design. Group exhibitions include Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; C.G. Boerner, New York, NY; International Print Center New York, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, NY. She is a recipient of Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Geraldine R. Dodge Residency; Women's Studio Workshop Residency, the Printshop's Keyholder Residency; and is included in collections of Cleveland Institute of Art, The Center of Book Arts and more.

ANYA ZELINSKA (b. 1988, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine; lives and works in New York, NY) received her Associate in Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and her BA from The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine. Select group exhibitions include Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and RAW Natural Born Artists, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, NY.

About the Curator
Julie Chae is a NYC/DC-based curator and writer. A graduate of Williams College and University of Virginia School of Law, Chae has studied art history at the graduate level focusing on modern/contemporary and Asian art, and her background also includes working on free speech rights issues for artists, writers and teachers at the ACLU’s Arts Censorship Project. Recent curatorial projects by Chae include "Jacolby Satterwhite" for the Washington Project for the Arts at the art collectors Don and Mera Rubell's Capitol Skyline Hotel, "Ctrl+P: New Directions in Printmaking" at the Arlington Arts Center, "Melissa Brown: Dotto Lotto" at Winkleman Gallery's Curatorial Research Project and "Blow Me Away: Works on Paper by Brian Chippendale, Jungil Hong, Kevin Hooyman, et al." She is currently co-curating a collaboration for Washington Performing Arts between DC visual artists and Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (forthcoming February-March 2015). For more information, see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-chae/ and http://juliechaeprojects.com.

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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OPPORTUNITY

Keyholder Residency Program


Deadline:
Mon Sep 01, 2014 15:50

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Lower East Side Printshop, NY offers emerging artists with FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. The application deadline is September 1, 2014 for residencies that begin on October 1, 2014. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a panelist of seasoned artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
• $1,000 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions presented by the Printshop

Eligibility:
• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists in early stages in their careers

Please go to http://www.printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html
for more information, or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at Christine@printshop.org



EVENT

Summer Exhibition: In and Out of Context


Dates:
Wed Jul 16, 2014 16:40 - Sun Sep 21, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

For Immediate Release

Contact: Christine Walia
212 673-5390 ext 13
christine@printshop.org

July 2014
In and Out of Context
Reception: Wednesday, July 30, 6-8 pm

Exhibition Dates: July 16 – September 21, 2014
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present In and Out of Context guest curated by Hallie Ringle, Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from July 16 – September 21, 2014 with a public reception on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8pm.

The prints in this exhibition stem from a common sense of disconnection. Some of the works display a literal sense of division, as is the case in Golnar Adili’s Work Pillow (2013) and Patience (2013). Others include disembodied objects that allude to voices, objects, and context unseen such as Bundith Phunsombatlert’s Blank Sheet of Paper 1 (2014) who removes words from a protestor’s sign, echoing both a silent protest in Thailand as well as issues of access, equality and freedom of expression. Similarly, Camilo Godoy’s minimalist presidential signature, Ronald Reagan (AIDS, War on Drugs, Central America, etc.) (2014), and x-ray images of migrants Guests and Aliens (2014) are divorced from visual context yet simultaneously entrenched in the politics of the era.

Several artists use objects that are separated from their original circumstances as tools or inspiration. Printmaker Daniel Vasquez utilizes found processed plywood, severed from its intended use, to create large woodblock prints reminiscent of Ghanaian Adinkra fabrics. Likewise, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann samples freely from braids of hair, motifs from Beijing opera costumes and other forms of adornment, removing each disparate pattern from its common setting and placing them in conversation on the same printed and painted paper. Whether expressed as a physical or contextual condition or used as tools and inspiration, each artist in this exhibition engages with a sense of division from a political or cultural world.

About the Artists
GOLNAR ADILI (b. 1976, Falls Church, VA; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from University of Virginia and MA from University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Select exhibitions include Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Chashama, New York, NY; and International Print Center New York, NY. She is the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, La Napoul Art Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts.

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 & 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. Ivan is the recipient of the Lucie Foundation First Place in Fine Art Collage: International Photography Award.

CAMILO GODOY (b. 1989, Bogota, Colombia; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BFA from Parsons The New School for Design, and his BA from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Select group exhibitions include Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY; La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY; and Calumet Gallery, New York, NY. He is the recipient of the Coyne Family Foundation Award by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

AMIR GUBERSTEIN (b.1985, Israel; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BFA and MFA from the Berlin University of Arts. Select group exhibitions include Analog/Precedent Salon, Berlin, Germany; and Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany. He is a recipient of the Garage Art 2012, Natulis Art Temporary residency, in Berlin, Germany.

KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN (b. 1983, Madison, WI; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her BA from Brown University. Select solo and group exhibitions include Grace Teshima Gallery, Paris, France; Gallery nine5, New York, NY; Kashya Hildebrand Gallerie, Zurich, Switzerland; and Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC. She has been awarded Best in Show at the Rawls Museum, VA, and is the recipient of the Fulbright Grant: Taiwan.

ESPERANZA MAYOBRE (b. 1974, Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Select solo and group exhibitions include Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; Centro Cultural La Caja Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; and The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY. She has been awarded the NYU Visiting Artist Program, and the Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

BUNDITH PHUNSOMBATLERT (b. 1972, Bangkok, Thailand; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his BFA from Silpakorn University, Thailand. Select solo exhibitions include Flushing Meadows Corona Park/Queens Museum, New York, NY; Location One, New York, NY; and The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. He is the recipient of the New York State Council on the arts Grant’ the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, USA; and is the Grand Prize winner of the Toshiba “Brings Good Things to Life” Art Competition, Thailand.
FELIX PLAZA (b. 1946, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received a Fine Art Certificate from New York Phoenix School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Exit Art, New York, NY; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Dieu Donne, New York, NY; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Donnell Library, NY. He is a former participant of Printline Exchange Residency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and has work included in many private collections.
DANIEL VASQUEZ (b. 1983, El Salvador; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BA from Rowan University. Select exhibitions include Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NJ and Studio 1950, New York, NY.

About the Curator
HALLIE RINGLE is the Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem. She received a BA from UNC Chapel Hill in Art History and History and MA from UT Austin with an emphasis in Contemporary African Art.

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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