Lower East Side Printshop
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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

Part of the Story: Curated by Julian Kreimer


Dates:
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:10 - Sun May 12, 2013

Location:
NEW YORK, New York
United States of America

For Immediate Release

March 2013

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

Part of the Story
Curated by Julian Kreimer
Exhibition reception: Wednesday, April 3, from 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates: March 20 – May 12, 2013
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Part of the Story guest curated by artist and critic Julian Kreimer. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from March 20 – May 12, 2013 with a public reception on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-8pm.

Walking down the street you see a torn piece of paper, written on it are a few sentences, the middle of a letter, a journal entry, a homework assignment? This fragmentary glimpse intrudes into the routine of your day, alternately nagging and inspiring. You want to know more, but never will.

The artworks in this exhibition share a certain opacity. They are images of scenes, possible views, propositions. In all of them we feel we are getting a part of a larger story, but that larger story is kept from us.

In Kymia Nawabi’s and Rebecca Bird’s prints, we are privy to rituals and views that have the powerful logic of dreams we only partially remember. Liz Zanis’ prints and objects inject a funny sense of the uncanny into the everyday. Megan Berk’s images suggest a vision we might see at night before we understand what it is we are looking at. Colored lines partially hide photos of hard-to-place locales in Daniele Genadry’s work, while Rachael Abrams uses geometric imagery to simultaneously reveal and obfuscate her texts. Long-past avant-gardes revive in Amanda Keeley’s semi-invented publications. Charles Koegel’s small altered newspaper clipping and Brad Ewing’s collaborative print made with Fumi Mini Nakamura suggest cartoons missing their explanatory text, reversing the way we expect to read them.

Our quickness to google the slightest question suggests our unease with the unknown. By revealing only part of the story, these works make that discomfort central to their meaning.

About the Artists
RACHAEL ABRAMS (b. 1982, Inverness, CA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BA from the Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz. Exhibitions include Pop Up Gallery, New York, NY; Galleria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain; and ARSPACE GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA. She is the recipient of The Robert Sillins Foundation Travel, Research, and Prject Grant and the Irwin Foundation for the Arts Grant.

MEGAN BERK (b. 1979, Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Pratt Institute and BA from New York University. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Salena Gallery, Long Island University, New York, NY; and group shows at RAC Gallery, New York, NY; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, NY; Bowman/Bloom Gallery, New York, NY; and Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY.

REBECCA BIRD (b. 1973 Lynnwood, WA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Select exhibitions include Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY; Sync Space, Los Angeles, CA; and Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and her work is included in the Museum of Modern Art collection in New York, NY.

BRAD EWING (b. 1973, Columbus, OH; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Select exhibitions include International Print Center New York, NY; Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN; Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY; and Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY. Collections include Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA; Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, RI; and Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA.

DANIELE GENADRY (b. 1980, Baltimore, MD; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, was a research fellow at American University of Beirut, and received her BA from Dartmouth College. Solo exhibitions include Agial Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon and Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN. Select group exhibitions include Number 35 Gallery, New York, NY; Artgate Gallery, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Greek Art, Athens, Greece; and Kaleid Editions, London, England. Fellowships include NARS Foundation, East London Printmakers, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

AMANDA KEELEY (b. 1973, New London, CT; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MA from Chelsea School of Art in England and her MFA from Parsons School of Art & Design. Select exhibitions include TAPS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY; and The Vitrine, Paris, France. In 2012, Keeley was the Visiting Artist for Avant-Garde Periodicals at Columbia University.

CHARLES KOEGEL (b. 1980, New York, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Pratt Institute and BA from Trinity College. Select exhibitions include Slate Gallery, New York, NY; Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL; Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY; and 320 Studios, New York, NY. He is the recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Grant, Fountainhead Residency, and Vermont Studio Center Residency.

FUMI MINI NAKAMURA (b. 1984, Shizouka, Japan; lives and works in New York, NY) has a forthcoming two-person exhibition at Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY. Select exhibitions include VAEG, Aalborg, Denmark; Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Blackbird Attic, Beacon, NY; Together Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; International Print Center New York, NY; and TNC Gallery, New York, NY.

KYMIA NAWABI (b. 1980, San Diego, CA; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from the University of Florida and BFA from East Carolina University. Group exhibitions include Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia; One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY; Pop Up Detroit, MI; Culturehall, New York, NY; and the Queens Museum of Art, NY. As the Winner of Bravo's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Season 2, Nawabi received a solo exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum, NY. She is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; and Women's Studio Workshop.

LIZ ZANIS (b. 1980, Morristown, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BA from Rhode Island School of Design. Recent 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, the Printshop’s Keyholder Residency; and is included in collections of Cleveland Institute of Art, The Center of Book Arts and more.

About the Curator
JULIAN KREIMER is an artist and critic. He is an assistant professor of painting and theory at SUNY Purchase, and a frequent contributor to Art in America. His most recent exhibition was held in 2013 at Weeknights Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

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, Greenwall Foundation, ICAP/John Nixon, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

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.

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


EVENT

Printshop Benefit Sale 2013


Dates:
Tue Mar 05, 2013 00:00 - Sun Mar 17, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

PRINTSHOP BENEFIT SALE 2013
March 5 - 17

Reception: Wednesday, March 13, from 6-9pm
at the Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th Street, 6th floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues

Snatch up outstanding prints by outstanding contemporary artists! Deep discounts will be offered on over 50 limited editions and unique prints.

The Printshop Benefit Sale is a special event that ensures our residency programs for artists are well funded and offer a high level of service. The exhibition and sale will remain on view through March 17.

Proceeds support the Printshop's services to contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds, including free access to professional studio space, stipends, master printer support, and career advancement services.

Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programming the Printshop promotes better understanding and appreciation of printmaking and contemporary art. Serving more than 160 artists annually, the Printshop is the largest residency program for printmaking in the US and serves a growing, broad, and diverse audience of artists, arts professionals, students, and the general public.

Exhibition hours: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday - Sunday, 12pm-6pm; free and open to the public.

We thank our media sponsors
The Art Dossier, Art in America, Art in Print, BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, IDIOM, and re-title.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, a state agency, 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, Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust - Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

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

Lower East Side Printshop
306 W. 37th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10018
212-673-5390
info@printshop.org
www.printshop.org

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OPPORTUNITY

KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2013


Deadline:
Fri Mar 01, 2013 06:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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 Friday, March 1, 2013 for residencies that begin on April 1, 2013. 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

"Even beyond the technical learning and the facilities, having the support of the staff, the monthly emails, the workshops, salons, being a part of the Printshop community in general has had such a positive effect on my studio practice. That support has helped me stay more motivated, more productive, more engaged, and has helped me grow as an artist." Naomi Reis, Keyholder Resident, October 2011 - September 2012

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

DEADLINE: March 1, 2013
Apply online: http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/application.html

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


OPPORTUNITY

Lower East Side Printshop Winter/Spring 2013 Class Catalogue


Deadline:
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:50

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America


WINTER/SPRING 2013

WATERBASED SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9 pm
Fee: $425

Session I: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19, 2013
Session II: Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8, 2013

Explore the wide range of screenprinting techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.

INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
February 6 – March 27, 2013
Fee: $520

This course provides a broad introduction to 3 basic printmaking processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and etching, create unique prints with monoprint and carve blocks for relief printing. Important techniques used in all printmaking processes, such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine colle, registration, and printing multiple color plates, will also be covered.
* This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

MONOTYPE
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
March 4 – April 8, 2013
Fee: $395

This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. Learn to create innovative one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, chine colle, stencils and unique tools to create unique prints. We will pull highly developed monotypes by hand and with the aid of a press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
April 16 – May 21, 2013
Fee: $395

Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

INTAGLIO
with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
May 15 – July 2, 2013 (Last class will be on Tuesday)
Fee: $520

Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a mastery of basic intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite. While learning these fundamental techniques, you will develop two or three images and discuss issues in contemporary art with specific emphasis on printmaking. You will work on a copper plate with etching tools, and print on an intaglio press, as well as explore variations of color printing and chine collé. The 8-week course is suited for beginners and also offers intermediate students deeper exploration of the medium.


EVENT

Hank Willis Thomas: Fair Warning, Cigarette Texts


Dates:
Wed Nov 07, 2012 00:00 - Thu Feb 28, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

HANK WILLIS THOMAS

FAIR WARNING, CIGARETTE TEXTS, 2012
ON VIEW: 11/7/2012 - 2/28/2013

EXHIBITION HOURS:
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Hank Willis Thomas appropriates text from cigarette ads of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, in his Fair Warning suite of screenprints with carborundum flocking produced at the Printshop and first shown at Jack Shainman Gallery. Jack Shainman release: http://www.jackshainman.com/exhibitions.html