Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter
On view: January 11 – March 28, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, January 11, 6–8PM
Press and Member preview: 5PM
IPCNY is pleased to announce New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow, from a record 1,313 applicants. Countries represented in the exhibition include India, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Ukraine, among others.
A panel of jurors composed of print experts and stakeholders in contemporary art pored over the submissions, and their choices reflect the highly experimental nature of contemporary printmaking, which is wide-ranging in both its content and techniques. Masterful lithographs, etchings, and relief prints are deployed in deeply felt personal narratives, but above all, the artists on view in Edging Forward are tenacious explorers, testing the limits of their field one work at a time. Among the most imaginative formats on view are Eszter Sziksz’s three-dimensional print on ice, which will melt during the opening reception and be shown as a video for the remainder of the exhibition, and Kristina Davis’s stenciled lotion print, in which the viscous material complements her chosen subject, an uncomfortable quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions.
The New Prints Program is singular in its role as a democratic forum, displaying the work of emerging artists alongside more established names in the field. In this exhibition, IPCNY is pleased to welcome back Derrick Adams, who has previously exhibited work in the gallery as part of its fall 2016 guest-curated exhibition, Black Pulp!, and to show a new multimedia print by Alison Saar, whose work has been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as well as earlier New Prints exhibitions.
New to the New Prints Program, all the artists selected have been invited to apply for the New Prints Artist Development Program. The three awardees will be announced upon the exhibition's opening.
Derrick Adams, Conrad Botes, Nicholas Brown, Marianne Dages, Kristina Davis, Jacomijn den Engelsen, Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson, Olesya Dzhurayeva, Lisbeth Firmin, Kevin Frances, Jennifer Globush, Karinna Gomez, Keeley Haftner, Vanessa Hall-Patch, David W. Hawkins, Marco Hernandez, Neah Kelly, Cedar Kirwin & Paula Lycan, Geneviève L'Heureux, Shivangi Ladha, J Myszka Lewis, Monique Martin, Ashley May, Jessica S. Meuninck-Ganger, Nic Annette Miller & Emily Fischer, Golbanou Moghaddas, Rod Nelson, Sharron Okines, Tatjana Pavićević, Laura Peturson, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Kevin Pomerleau, Pete Rangel, Christina Carlyle Reed, Scott Reeds, Alison Saar, John-Mark Schlink, Harry Schneider, Qiaoyi Shi, MyungJin Song, Morgan Strahorn, Eszter Sziksz, Alex Tharnish, Lauren Thorson, Monica Velez, Ericka Walker, Josh K. Winkler, and Zhaoyang Zeng
Presses and Publishers: Haptic Lab, Lower East Side Printshop, Midwest Pressed, LLP, PNCA Mullowney Printing and Watershed Publishing, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, and The Artists' Press.
Visit the exhibition's webpage for images and updates, or read more about the New Prints Program.