Peter Hristoff in Pulled In Brooklyn, April 4 to June 15 at International Print Center New York (IPCNY) in Chelsea
Here’s an announcement from faculty member Peter Hristoff about an upcoming group show that will include his work:
I’m excited to write that my work will be on view in Pulled In Brooklyn, April 4 to June 15 at International Print Center New York (IPCNY) in Chelsea. This exhibition spotlights the work of 101 artists across 26 printshops in the borough through an in-depth exploration of the vibrant network of artists, printers, and workshops that has flourished there since the early 1990s.
You can see the full artist and printshop list, and read more about the exhibition and programming, in the attached press release or online at ipcny.org/pulledinbrooklyn.
If you can, please come to the opening on Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm.
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The following excerpt from IPCNY’s press release provides more information about the show (a PDF of the full press release is available at this link).
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Curated by Roberta Waddell & Samantha Rippner
With Consulting Printer Luther Davis
April 4–June 15, 2019
Press Preview: Thursday, April 4, 10–11:30 am
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, april 4, 6–8 PM
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International Print Center New York is pleased to announce its highly anticipated spring exhibition Pulled In Brooklyn, co-curated by Roberta Waddell and Samantha Rippner, in consultation with printer Luther Davis. This exhibition is the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant network of artists, printers, and workshops that has developed and flourished in Brooklyn since the early 1990s. This monumental exhibition is also IPCNY’s first to occupy two adjacent spaces, more than doubling the scale of its previous presentations. “IPCNY is thrilled to spotlight Brooklyn as home to a deep network of printers and workshops, from Greenpoint and Williamsburg to Bushwick and Crown Heights,” says Director Judy Hecker, “with a collective can-do ethos that has supported innovation in the borough and in contemporary art.”
Works by 101 artists created across twenty-six printshops and book arts workshops reveal a close-knit and generous community, supported by a collaborative spirit and a network of shared expertise. Motivated by problem solving, the printers in all these shops approach printmaking like a puzzle, enabling artists to deconstruct how they see and create their work through invention across traditional processes and new technologies. If a technical solution is elusive, printers can call upon the experience and resources of their local peers. The innovative nature of these prints—reflected in the close collaboration between printers and artists— is apparent in the varied works on view, from artist books and affordable screenprints and relief prints, to complex, mixed media editions and unique works. In his essay for the exhibition guide, Luther Davis muses that “the show’s title speaks to the action of pulling a print, while also denoting the magnetic-like forces that Brooklyn has for printers.”