International Print Center New York (IPCNY) announces the fifty-fifth presentation of its New Prints Program, with an exhibition of high-impact prints created in the past twelve months. Featuring new and unusual techniques in printmaking, including the use of glass powder and UV-reactive ink, a three-dimensional floor installation, and fabricated readymades as well as traditional etchings, lithographs, and silkscreens, the show gives a platform to a diverse cohort of 39 artists. Ranging in age from 27 to 91, some exhibiting in Chelsea for the first time, they include Korean, Indian, Russian, Cuban, Mexican nationals, as well as a member of the Canadian Inuit. What these artists share, besides a dedication to the medium, are compelling visions and a daring penchant for experimentation. Overtly political statements on history, nation, and violence thread through the show, especially through portraits of legendary idols, everyday people, and anonymous victims, while several artists seem preoccupied by precarious, impossible structures and exaggerated consumer products. These shared themes, of global concern in 2017, speak both to print’s immediacy, and to its continued capacity to channel conversation.
Selected by : Noel W. Anderson, Anne Coffin, Caitlin Condell, Lucia Hierro, Martin Nash, and Françoise de Saint Phalle.
Artists: Kathy Aoki, Miguel A. Aragón, Mildred Beltre, Lauren Cardenas, Maria Providencia Casanovas, Akanksha Vikash Chhajer, Lindsey Clark-Ryan, Steven Daiber, Ryan Davis, Jesus De La Rosa, Donna Diamond, Nicole Eisenman, Kirsten Flaherty, Nabil Gonzalez, Valerie Hammond, Marco Hernandez, Anna Hoberman, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Anne-Marie Lavigne, Liza Lou, Jennifer Manzella, Donald Martin, Michelle Martin, Frederick Mershimer, Gary Michaels, Michelle Murillo, Yoonmi Nam, Joe Nanashe, Tatiana Potts, Benjamin Rinehart, Jenny Robinson, David Sandlin, Yesuk Seo, Mizin Shin, Susannah Stark, Philip Van Keuren, April Vollmer, Brandon Williams, and Imin Yeh.