Pace Prints is pleased to present an exhibition of monoprints by Pat Steir at its 32 East 57th Street Gallery, on view September 13–October 28, 2017. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, September 13, 5–7pm. Our exhibition will run concurrent with Pat Steir: Kairos at Lévy Gorvy, 909 Madison Avenue (September 7–October 21.)
Pat Steir has worked with Pace Prints for 20 years and she has engaged with printmaking since her time as a student at Pratt Institute. Over her career as a printmaker, she has developed a personal approach to making editions and monoprints that reflects her painting practice and philosophy of art. Her works exhibited at Pace Prints are hand-painted monoprints, an amalgam of unique screenprints and hand painting. After collaborating with the printers to create multiple screenprinted layers, Steir works on the prints in the same way she creates her paintings. By hanging them on the studio wall and allowing gravity to effect the flow of ink and paint, she cedes control of the medium to time and chance in determining the outcome of each piece.
Though her images are abstract, Steir allows her work to be inspired and influenced by nature, chance and the I Ching. Over her 50-year career, Steir's inexhaustible energy and curiosity have continued to push her work ever further.
In the artists words: “Art is a way you discover the past, and so it brings the past into the present and the future.”
Pat Steir was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1940. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1961. The artist's paintings, prints and wall drawings have been the subject of over 150 solo exhibitions internationally, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, The Brooklyn Museum, Musée d'Art Moderne and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Steir has been making prints with Pace Editions since 1991. She lives and works in New York City.