Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present the EDITIONS ‘15 reception and catalog launch on Thursday, June 25, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from June 25 – September 20, 2015. With an essay by independent curator Sarah Kirk Hanley, the catalog and exhibition feature new works by recipients of the Printshop’s prestigious Publishing Residencies: Derrick Adams, Sebastiaan Bremer, Simon Evans, and Ryan McGinness. The Publishing Residency program invites artists to collaborate with printers on ambitious new projects over a period of one year, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Awarded residents are selected through an extensive nomination process.
As described by the essayist Sarah Kirk Hanley, “The artists invited for publishing residencies this year brought fresh thinking to the table. Sebastiaan Bremer and Ryan McGinness, who have previously worked at LESP, used the opportunity to expand on ideas they have explored in prior bodies of work. Each generated brilliantly playful effects: Bremer’s floating orbs advance and recede over idyllic family photos; while McGinness’s female forms overlap in riotous fashion, even spilling out of the picture plane. Derrick Adams and Simon Evans, who are new to the printmaking process, thought carefully about how to approach the medium in a way that made sense for their established practices. Their solutions offer novel approaches to printmaking: Adams transformed the commercial playing card; while Evans printed in relief from a commonplace yoga mat. Whether seasoned in the art of printmaking or exploring its possibilities, each artist rose to the challenge and produced work that optimizes the medium’s potential.”
About the Artists
DERRICK ADAMS (b. 1970, Baltimore, MD; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Pratt Institute. Select exhibitions and performances include MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Performa, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France. Adams is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize.
SEBASTIAAN BREMER (b. 1970 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received the Werkbeurs Grant from FBKVB in Holland and moved to New York in 1992. 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 is part of many collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Berger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; and the Rabobank collection, The Netherlands. His work is the subject of two monographs and he is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, Hales Gallery in London, and Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin.
SIMON EVANS (b. 1972, London, England; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) A former pro-skateboarder and writer on the Vans tour, Evans found his voice as a visual artist and has been exhibiting since 2003. Solo exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil; James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY; and White Columns, New York, NY. His work is a part of many collections including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. He is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.
RYAN MCGINNESS (b. 1972, Virginia Beach, VA; lives and works in New York, NY) completed his BFA at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as a curatorial assistant at the Andy Warhol Museum. Solo exhibitions include Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Pace Prints, New York, NY; and Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; and The Charles Saatchi Collection among many others.
About the Essayist
SARAH KIRK HANLEY is an independent print curator, writer and appraiser based in the New York area. She writes “INK” for the Art in Print website (www.artinprint.org/ink-blog) and is a frequent contributor to the journal. She is also an adjunct instructor at NYU and a consulting expert and advisor for several art appraisal services and online retailers. Hanley is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable, the College Art Association and the Association of Print Scholars. She has held positions at Christie’s, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Lower East Side Printshop.
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, Jerome Foundation, 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 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.