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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EVENT

Editions '12


Dates:
Thu May 10, 2012 18:00 - Thu May 10, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

EDITIONS '12
EXHIBITION OPENING AND CATALOGUE LAUNCH
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-8 pm

Exhibition Dates: May 10 - July 8, 2012
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the EDITIONS ‘12: EXHIBITION OPENING AND CATALOGUE LAUNCH on Thursday, May 10. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from May 10 – July 8, 2012. With a catalogue essay by Roberta Waddell, a renowned print expert and former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, the catalogue and exhibition feature new works created by recipients of the Printshop’s Special Editions and Publishing Residencies: Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, and David Kramer, and Enoc Perez.

The Special Editions Residency provides emerging artists with an opportunity to create a major new body of work in collaboration with Master Printers Erik Hougen and James Miller, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, and David Kramer have all immersed themselves in printmaking for several months, exploring new materials and techniques that have broadened their practice. What followed were outstanding projects of conceptual and technical expertise that showcase the artists’ most ambitious print projects to date.

Enoc Perez created the Lever House suite through the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency Program, also working with Dusica Kirjakovic, Erik Hougen, and James Miller. Continuing his exploration of modernist buildings and their architectural allure, both symbolically and aesthetically, Perez has revisited the distinguished New York City Lever House building as subject. Ultimately, these prints offer both a bold point of view and a sense of effortless completion.

The Printshop's residency programs offer opportunities to artists of all career stages to use professional facilities and collaborate with talented printers who approach each artist’s vision with great care and skill.

About the Artists
HONG SEON JANG (b. 1972, Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in Queens, NY) received his MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and BFA from Dan Kook University. Select exhibitions include Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; and David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO. He has participated in many residency programs and is the recipient of the Urban Artist Initiative Grant.

JENNIE C. JONES (b. 1968, Cincinatti, OH; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Select exhibitions include Sikkema, Jenkins & Co, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA; and forthcoming exhibitions at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washing, DC. Jones is the recipient of grants from Creative Capital and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

DARINA KARPOV (b. 1973, St. Petersburg, Russia; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Yale University and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Select exhibitions include Hales Gallery, London, England; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; and Peter Fingesten Gallery, New York, NY. She is a recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and is represented by Pierogi Gallery.

DAVID KRAMER (b. 1963, New York, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA in sculpture from Pratt. His work has been the subject of national and international solo exhibitions including Galerie Laurent Godin in Paris, France; Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, Belgium; Pierogi in Brooklyn, NY; Tom Jankar Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Pollard + Mulherin Gallery in New York, NY; and Heiner Contemporary in Washington DC. He is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant Fellowship and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship.

ENOC PEREZ (b. 1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Hunter College and BFA from Pratt Institute. In 2007 he was the focus of a major survey exhibition at MoCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami. He has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; The Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; the UCLA Hammer Museum, CA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; and El Museo del Barrio, NY. Perez is represented in New York by Acquavella Galleries.

About the Essayist
ROBERTA WADDELL is an independent curator, a former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, and a member of the Print Council of America.

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, Bloomberg Philanthropies, 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.

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 with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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

Special thanks to our Patrons:
Akua Water-based Inks, Laura and Lloyd Blankfein, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, Deutsche Bank, Peter Ezersky, Susan and Eddie Falk, Courtney Finch Taylor, Michael and Laura Fisch, Cheri Friedman, ICAP / John Nixon, Martin and Shelley Kaufman, John B. Koegel, Esq., Stacey and Curtis Lane, Stacy and John Louizos, Jill and Thomas Marino, Newmark Knight Frank/Jeffrey Gural, Jane Nixon, Andrew Charles Porter, Carla and Tim Porter, Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka, Mary and David Solomon, Cristin Tierney Gallery, and Volusion, Inc.

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


OPPORTUNITY

LESP Summer Class Catalogue


Deadline:
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:55

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

We are excited to announce that our new Summer Class Catalogue is now posted on our website and ready for registration.

The Printshop's classes for adults offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as new and experimental. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished artists and experienced master printers with outstanding expertise in printmaking. They offer technical expertise, as well as creative advice for your new artwork. Our instructors will help you turn your ideas into quality prints. Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new techniques. Many of our courses can be repeated, as there is a great deal of one-on-one interaction with faculty.

SUMMER CLASS CATALOGUE

INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
April 25 - June 13
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, carve blocks for relief printing, and make a plate using cardboard for collagraph. 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.

INTAGLIO
with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
May 8 – June 12
Fee: $395

Discover the diverse possibilities of intaglio, which can be used to create detailed images with a wide range of tones, lines, and textures. Techniques include etching, dry point, aquatint, soft ground, spit-bite and more. You will work with copper plates using etching tools, learn to print on an intaglio press, and explore variations of color printing.

JAPANESE WATERBASED WOODBLOCK
(MOKU HANGA)
with April Vollmer
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9pm
May 24 – June 28
Fee: $395

Moku hanga, the traditional Japanese technique, allows you to print luminous colors with easy registration and without the use of solvents or a printing press. Learn how to transfer images, carve blocks and cut kento registration marks, make non-toxic waterbased inks from pigment, and print by hand with a baren. You will also learn to edition multi-color prints on kozo paper. This class is also suitable for those with previous experience in the medium.

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

Session I: Mondays, June 11 – July 16
with James Miller and Roni Henning

Session II: Thursdays, July 12 – August 16
with Roni Henning

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.

MONOTYPE
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 19 – July 24
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.

SCREENPRINTING INTENSIVE
with Roni Henning
5 days, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
July 30 – August 3
Fee: $675

This intensive beginning workshop will introduce you to various screenprinting techniques. Ideal for those with tighter schedules and would like to focus on screenprinting in a concentrated week-long session. 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.

RELIEF PRINTMAKING
with Justin Sanz
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
August 15 – September 19
$395

This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.

For more information on the classes offered at LESP and registration, visit our online Class Catalogue: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html


EVENT

Divergence


Dates:
Wed Apr 25, 2012 18:00 - Wed Apr 25, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Divergence
Curated by Rachel Gladfelter
Reception for artists: Wednesday, April 25, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: March 12 – May 7, 2012
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Divergence with a reception for artists on Wednesday, April 25 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from March 12 – May 7, 2012 and features new works created by 14 artists in residence.

This exhibition presents work by Felipe Baeza, Audrey Cohn-Ganz, Priscila De Carvalho, Brad Ewing, Alex Gavryushenko, Shanti Grumbine, LNY, So Yoon Lym, Arturo Meade, Felix Plaza, Daniel Rich, David Rios Ferreira, Marie Schwartzapfel, and Justin Yockel. The exhibition is curated by Rachel Gladfelter, Associate Director at Pace Prints Chelsea.

The works included in this exhibition address diverse concepts surrounding divergence and longing. David Rios Ferreira’s A Shared Religion Proved a New Lesson conveys a repeated central figure taking flight, amongst nostalgic images pulled from a Walt Disney past. Felipe Baeza addresses a sense of religious dissemblance in Desaparaces, an etching with chine collé. Arturo Meade utilizes found objects (vinyl records), printing directly on their surfaces, thereby changing the utilitarian course of the object’s past. Shanti Grumbine literally and laboriously excises the content from the New York Times, evolving the work through the process of kenosis. An elegant simplicity of two converging and diverging lines, Brad Ewing’s Margin XIII—margins ever changing.

For all 14 artists, their new works demonstrate delight and curiosity in experimenting with materials and concepts, and a desire to explore new possibilities in their artistic practice. The Lower East Side Printshop allows artists the freedom and range to experiment in the printmaking process via their Keyholder Residencies and Studio Rental programs.


OPPORTUNITY

Call to Artists: LESP Keyholder Residency 2012


Deadline:
Thu Mar 01, 2012 23:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on April 1, 2012, and take place in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. 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 is provided for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

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

DEADLINE: March 1, 2012
Drop off by 6pm or postmark, no exceptions. Send to:

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Keyholder Residency Program
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-673-5390

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 Course Catalogue


Deadline:
Tue Jan 01, 2013 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Printshop's classes for adults offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as new and experimental. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished artists and experienced master printers with outstanding expertise in printmaking. They offer technical expertise, as well as creative advice for your new artwork. Our instructors will help you turn your ideas into quality prints. Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new techniques. Many of our courses can be repeated, as there is a great deal of one-on-one interaction with faculty.

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
January 17 – February 21
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.

INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
February 1 - March 21
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, carve blocks for relief printing, and make a plate using cardboard for collagraph. 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, Thursdays, 6 - 9pm
February 16 – March 22
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.

RELIEF PRINTMAKING
with Justin Sanz
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
March 5 – April 9
$395

This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.

WATERBASED SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
March 27 – May 1
Fee: $425

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.

For more information and to register, please visit our website: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html