NEW YORK, NY.- International Print Center New York
announces the fifty-eighth presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months. Titled Multilayered, the exhibition was selected by Juan Sánchez, one of the most significant artists of the Nuyorican cultural movement. As a multimedia artist with an activist stance, Sánchez draws on symbols, images, and texts from popular and traditional culture to explore questions of ethnic and national identity. Sánchez dedicates this exhibition to Sam Coronado (1946 2013), a printmaker, activist, and educator who dedicated his life to the Latinx arts community.
The 43 prints and print-based works on view in Multilayered reflect Sánchezs interest in new narratives for an increasingly hybridized cultural world. Many of the artists skillfully deploy traditional printmaking techniques, including lithography, etching, woodcut, and screenprints, to create enigmatic characters and complex scenes, while others use prints as the basis for expansive installations. In this exhibition, Sánchez also places particular emphasis on hand-made artist books, many of which overtly address current social and political themes. These include Consent, by Leonie Bradley & Catherine Cartwright, Talking to Myself by Jeanine Coupe Ryding, and Wherease, We Declare by KaKeArt (Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner).
The artists on view also display a particular propensity towards experimenting with mediums, combining traditional commercial materials with a great variety of handmade papers, and adding embroidery, gold leaf, and even mushroom spores to their prints.
The New Prints Program is open internationally, and this presentation includes artists from Iran, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, as well as the United States and Canada. All artists selected for the exhibition have also been invited to apply for the third cycle of IPCNYs New Prints Artist Development Program, which consists of three opportunities to receive further training, guidance, and exposure for their printmaking practice: a month-long residency program, divided between IPCNY's workshop space and its partner EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop; a mentorship program designed to provide the artist with critical feedback, career guidance, and introductions in the field; and sponsored coursework at a workshop or school of the artist's choice.
Artists: Richard Armendariz, Stephen Barnwell, Ana Benaroya, Elizabeth Bennett, David Bligh, Leonie Bradley & Catherine Cartwright, Mary Sherwood Brock, Danqi Cai, Helen Cantrell, Mehdi Dandi, Pamela DeLaura, Madge Evers, Sandra C. Fernandez, Enrique Figueredo, Ke Francis, Jenny Freestone, Kyle Goen, Paul Hunter, Ellen Coleman Izzo, KaKeArt (Ann Kalmbach & Tatana Kellner), Morteza Khakshoor, Ewelina Kolakowska, Natalia Kwiatkowska, Monty Little, Luciana Maiorana, Atefeh Mohareri, Elena Monaco, Shervone Neckles, Madhini Nirmal, Emma Nishimura, Lucy Plowe, Agung Prabowo,Elly Prestegård, Karen J. Revis, Jeanine Coupe Ryding, Carolyn Sheehan, Kathia L. St. Hilaire, Sean Steed, Sajeev Vadakoottu Visweswaran, Dominique Vitali, David Wischer, and Jayoung Yoon