Pace Prints is pleased to present new and recent editions in Booth 101 at the IFPDA Print Fair 2016.
Jenny Holzer’s "Conclusion" (2016) etchings will be exhibited for the first time at the print fair. The set of six prints reconstructs the United States' involvement in the “war on terror,” referencing two redacted government documents detailing foreign and national terrorism threats. Holzer physically removed copper from the plates, embedding the idea of censorship in each matrix. The works conjures Abstract Expressionist mark-making with bold, saturated rectangles in white, yellow, blue, orange, red, and green hovering atop fields of textural painted grounds.
Shahzia Sikander’s "Portrait of the Artist" (2016) is a set of four etchings that references historical Miraj paintings of the visionary night journey of the Prophet Muhammad. The portfolio is accompanied by a colophon written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar.
Leonardo Drew’s cast handmade paper piece "38P" (2015) is a stunning testament to the possibilities of the paper pulp medium. Organic silver forms undulate with varying textures and luminosities, resembling a dry lunar landscape. The piece’s gravitas stems from an existential tension between sculpture and printmaking.
Chuck Close’s jewel-toned "Self Portrait" (2016) is the newest print release from the artist, created with tactile, hand-applied felt stamping in an edition of 25.
KAWS’ "Man’s Best Friend" (2015) is a monumental set of 10 black and white screenprints of stylized Snoopy imagery in an edition of 100. This is the first time Pace Prints will be exhibiting a KAWS edition at the IFPDA Print Fair.
The gallery will host a public breakfast event concurrent to the Print Fair in honor of the exhibiting artists at its 32 East 57th Street Gallery on Friday, November 4, 9-11am.