Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Schilderachtig, 2013, Screenprint, archival inkjet, collage with wood veneer and glitter, 28.5" x 22.5" image and sheet, Edition of 30, Published by Lower East Side Printshop
For Immediate Release
Contact: Christine Walia
212 673-5390 ext 13
Reception and Catalogue Launch: Wednesday, May 22, 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 15 - July 14, 2013
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 ‘13 reception and catalogue launch on Wednesday, May 22, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from May 15 – July 14, 2013. With an essay by Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator of Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, the catalogue and exhibition feature new works by recipients of the Printshop’s Publishing and Special Editions Residencies: Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Sebastiaan Bremer, Joell Baxter, Jonggeon Lee, and Steven Millar.
The Special Editions Residency allows emerging artists to create major bodies of work in collaboration with Master Printer Erik Hougen and Printers Keigo Takahashi and Laura Charlton, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Joell Baxter, Jonggeon Lee, and Steven Millar immersed themselves in printmaking techniques for several months before developing their vision for their final works. What followed were gorgeous print projects of conceptual and technical expertise.
The Printshop’s Publishing Residency Program invited Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Sebastiaan Bremer to create new editions, also collaborating with the Printer trio. Taylor embraced the opportunity to mix and match techniques and materials—including her customary wood veneer—creating beautifully textured editions and her most ambitious print projects to date. Bremer continued his exploration of vintage family photographs and used a whimsy approach to enhance the surface quality. His technique was to remove and replace cut-outs, and add hand painting with mirrors.
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 care.
About the Artists
JOELL BAXTER (b. 1968, Washington D.C.; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA and BFA from University of Illinois. Select exhibitions include International Print Center New York, NY; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; and Regina Rex, Queens, NY. She is the recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts Artist in the Marketplace Program, and a University Fellowship for Graduate Study.
SEBASTIAAN BREMER (b. 1970 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) attended the open studio program at the Vrije Academie in The Hague. In 1992, he received the Werkbeurs Grant from FBKVB in Holland and moved to New York. 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 has been featured in many publications and was the subject of two monographs.
JONGGEON LEE (b. 1979, Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA and BFA from Seoul National University and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Select exhibitions include Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ; Kumho Museum, Seoul, South Korea; Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA; and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. He is the recipient of Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY; Triangle Arts Association Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY; and the Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria, NY.
STEVEN MILLAR (b. 1968, Atlant, GA; lives and works in Croton-on-Hudson, NY) received his MFA from Washington University and BA from Yale University. Select exhibitions include International Print Center New York, NY; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY; Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY; and The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY. He is the recipient of the Strategic Opportunitiy Stipend Grant from New York Foundation for the Arts; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency Program; and a Project Grant from Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria, NY.
ALISON ELIZABETH TAYLOR (b. Selma, AL; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Art Center College of Design. Select exhibitions include Galería Juan Silió, Santander, Spain; C24 Gallery, New York, NY; South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; and a forthcoming exhibition at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC that will travel to the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. She is the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award. Her work has been widely recognized and is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.
About the Essayist
DEBORAH CULLEN is the Director and Chief Curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. Prior to joining The Wallach Art Gallery in July 2012 she served as director of curatorial programs at El Museo del Barrio, NY, since 1997.
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, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters include: the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, 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 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.