Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is proud to announce a new, limited edition print portfolio marking the 20th Anniversary of Rush and its programs. The portfolio presents exclusive prints of works by 20 artists, one representing each year of our exhibition history from 1995-2015. The portfolio will be previewed in an exhibition and public opening at Corridor Gallery (334 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238) on November 15th from 4-6:00 PM and will travel with Rush Arts Galleries to SCOPE Miami Beach on December 1-6th, 2015.
Artists in the Rush 20th Anniversary Print Portfolio:
Aisha Tandiwe Bell
Michael Paul Britto
Brandon Coley Cox
Bayete Ross Smith
Jennifer Mack Watkins
The artists for the project were selected by author, curator, art historian and current Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University Sarah E. Lewis. The portfolio was produced by the Lower East Side Printshop, New York's premier non-profit printmaking studio, under the auspices of Master Printer Erik Hougen.
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation was founded in 1995 in New York City by media mogul Russell Simmons and his brothers, artist and activist Danny Simmons and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, and committed to bettering the lives of underserved inner-city youth through meaningful exposure to the arts and hands-on art education programs, and to as providing professional support to artists at the beginning of their careers, mostly artists of color.
The Rush Arts Galleries Program provides open calls, residencies, professional support and exhibition opportunities to artists and curators focusing on those that are emerging and frequently marginalized, especially artists of color, by the commercial art field. Rush's rich exhibition history of nearly 2,000 exhibited artists include important early, pivotal exhibitions by, as just a few examples, Kehinde Wiley, Wangechi Mutu, Simone Leigh, Hank Willis Thomas, Dread Scott, Sanford Biggers, Renee Cox and more. The 20th Anniversary Print Portfolio both commemorates this vital artistic history, and captures Rush's ongoing, energetic support of bold new artwork that will reach new audiences.
The portfolio features 20 works, most newly created for the portfolio; each black and white print is 11×14 inches in an edition of 120 signed and numbered.
November 15th - December 20th at Corridor Gallery (334 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238). Public opening reception will be held on Sunday, November 15th from 4-6:00 PM.
December 1st to December 6th at Rush Arts Galleries booth #F11 at SCOPE Miami Beach 2015
Pricing, Availability, Images, interviews and more information available on request.
Ms. Oshun D. Layne
Manager, Exhibitions and Programs