fall2015Printmaking Weekend Intensives
Follow up and discover new tools and methods.
HAPPENING SOON - STILL TIME TO REGISTER!:
Instructor: Kathy Caraccio
OCTOBER 24 and 25
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
ENGRAVING IN COPPERPLATE
Instructor: Anton Würth
OCTOBER 31 and November 1
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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ON VIEW IN THE PROJECT SPACE
JOIN US AT THE CLOSING RECEPTION
THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 6:30 PMALL WELCOME!
ENJOY SOME REFRESHMENTS & CHECK OUT THE SHOW.
Young Artistsfrom Gramercy Arts High School
Manhattan Early College of Advertising (MECA)
and The High School of Art and Design
ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY
An exhibition of New Work
October 3-30, 2015
Online Gallery: For MGC Members
We have updated our Online Gallery design and are accepting submissions of images, artist biographies and artist statements. We encourage all our members to participate! Send your materials to:firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Guidelines using this link to our website.
Tracklights: MGC Member News
will be exhibiting her prints and paintings in two shows in New York City. She will participate in OPEN STUDIOS 2015 at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts at 323 West 39th Street, in Studio 703. Opening Night is Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 10 pm, and the event continues on Friday, October 23, 6 to 9 pm, and Saturday, October 24 from 1 to 6 pm. Beth is showing work also in Enchanted Landscapes, a group exhibition of eleven artists, at The Curator Gallery / Chelsea, 520 West 23rd Street. The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Michelman. A Private Preview will take place on Wednesday, October 21, from 6 to 8 pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com
The New York Society of Etchers
15th Anniversary Show. An Exhibition of Intaglio Prints.
Society of American Graphic Artists
Centennial National Exhibition
will be opening at The Art Students League on October 22, with a reception from 6-8 pm, and continue to November 6, 2015. Participating in the show are MGC members and friends including Judy Mensch, Lisa Dinhofer, Frederick Mershimer, and Sigrid Sperzel. The League is located at 215 West 57th Street in New York City. An article about the Centennial Exhibition will be featured in The Journal of the Print World.
Yasuyo Tanakais exhibiting 15 prints in a show entitled From Key to Key, taking place atHills Learning, a language instruction center, located now at 315 Madison Avenue on 42nd Street, Suite 900, in Manhattan. For information, call 212-784-0694. Of her work, using 365 etching plates created by using discarded metal keys, she says "...When we notice the presence of invisible keys in our mind, our true life begins". yasuyoart.blogspot.com
Exhibitions and Events of interest
2015 GARMENT DISTRICT Arts Festival
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Gallery Exhibitions, Open Studios, Receptions, Performances
and Public Installations
Organized by the Garment District Alliance, this 12th Annual Festival is a celebration of the artists, crafters, galleries and theaters that contribute their creative energy to this twenty-plus block district and neighborhood that pulses 24/7. MGC puts out the welcome mat to all and joins together with theLower East Side Printshop, which is featuring Alone Together, an exhibition curated by Beth Citron, and the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, which is opening the Blackburn 20/20 Annual Member Show and putting on printmaking demonstrations on Saturday. The three organizations make a strong case for the tradition of independent fine art graphics workshops in NYC. www.garmentdistrictnyc.com
Alberto Burri: Grafica
is an exhibition of the less frequently seen work in prints created by this innovator in post World War II abstraction. The show is on view now atLuxembourg & Dayan, 64 East 77th Street, NYC, until October 24, 2015. Burri (1915-1995) engaged in printmaking intensively from 1971 to 1994, beginning with a series of 10 Creti, created in response to a destructive earthquake in Sicily in 1968. These prints have the tactile, freighted materiality familiar to us in his paintings. Burri experimented with printing aquatint etchings using high pressure and heated plates, collage, gold leaf and other techniques, done in collaboration with workshops such as Stamperia 2 RC in Rome, Italy and Mixografia, Los Angeles, in the United States. This show will coincide with a retrospective of his work, The Trauma of Painting, at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.luxembourgdayan.com
Celebrating Print Magazine
Available now, this bi-annual magazine created by Kads NY, is devoted to fine art printmaking from Central and Eastern Europe. The first issue features an introduction to contemporary Slovenian and Polish printmaking, an article on the art of the matrix in the Czech Republic and other writings.celebratingprint.com
The exhibition, Celebrating Print 2015, juried by Mildred Beltré, will be opening on December 8, 2015 and continue to January 13, 2016, at BBLA Gallery in New York City.
Gallery 690: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The rotation of drawings and prints from the permanent collection can be depended upon to excite the eyes and the mind. In the current selection, an astounding range of works are present. Very noteworthy are: one of the few surviving large scale preparatory chalk cartoons from the Renaissance by the Italian artist Domenichino (1581 Bologna - 1641 Naples) made up of 14 sheets of blue laid paper; etchings by the 19th century Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny, who was an influence on the painter Francesco Oller, the subject of a painting retrospective now on at the Brooklyn Museum; and prints by the contemporary American artists Thomas Nozkowski and James Siena. A large new engraving by Siena shows the potentials of this demanding technique for new linear expression. metmuseum.org
Learn the basic skills of engraving on copperplate with the German artist Anton Würth, teaching at MGC at the end of October.
Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts
is the title of the landmark exhibition upcoming at The Morgan Library and Museum from October 30 to January 18, 2016. The show will bring together for the first time 30 book illustration projects, out of a total of nearly 50 that Henri Matisse worked on between 1912 and his death in 1954. The Museum is at 225 Madison Avenue at 26th Street in New York City.
Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions
Also opening at The Morgan Library, will be the first exhibition to emphasize the graphic accomplishments of this contemporary artist, most well known for his sculpture, who was born in 1941. The show will consist of about 70 works, primarily drawings (many from the artist's own collection and never before exhibited) but also prints and a few sculptures. The show is organized by the Art institute of Chicago and will go on view October 9 through January 16, 2016.
Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570-1900
is the show on view at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, in the third floor Prints and Stokes Galleries. The library description states that this collection has not been shown since 1901 and will feature well-established artists such as Angelica Kauffman. The exhibit will continue to January 31, 2016.
Print Love: Celebrating The Print Center at 100
is the title of a exhibition of some 40 prints, selected from a major founding donation of more than 1600 works, at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and continuing to January 3, 2016. This diverse assortment is curated by Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, and is intended to highlight the historical range and quality of the collection. The show is one of many around Philadelphia that are participating in the Centennial celebration of The Print Center, a non-profit gallery and organization devoted to multidisciplinary studies and inclusive programming in printmaking and photography. For a list of events, visit: printcenter.org
Moving Images: Printmaking & Animation
is the title of a new exhibition at International Print Center New York. The show, organized by Lotte Allen, will explore the relationship between printmaking and the moving image through animation and video. Artists participating include Kayoung Lee, Nicola López, Kiki Smith, Justin Sanz, Rob Swainston, and Mark Webber.
Weaving Past Into Present
Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking
also at International Print Center New York, will bring together over 40 works by 12 current indigenous artists in a project coordinated by Sarah Diver. The work will feature a range of printmaking techniques: lithography, silkscreen, linocut and monoprint. The affiliations of the artists include Mohawk, Seneca, Navajo, Flathead/Salish, Chiricahua Apache, Cree, Plains Cultures, Colville Confederate tribes and Wiyot. The exhibition remains on view until November 10, 2015. ipcny.org