Join us as we celebrate Printmaking at MGC and close out the exhibition with some fun bidding on the art and a potluck gathering.
Bring a dish and a bottle and a generous eye and heart!
All the prints are up for sale by bid, with the proceeds to benefit MGC and the artist.
The reserve starting bid will be $50 except where the artist has established a different starting price.
Silent Print Auction during the run of the show: place an early bid. Bids will be updated and posted in the gallery.
OPENING IN THE GALLERY
February 5 - 29, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 6:00-8:00 PM
Everyday I walk across the streets of New York and notice the urban markings and various surfaces and gravely textures of the urban floor. The streets are embedded with layers of materials, cracks, and patterns of use. I find visual inspiration in the way these elements interact but also I am drawn to the idea of 'the ground' as a symbolic support, part of my relationship with something bigger than myself.
In my recent project Groundscapes, I used sandpaper to emboss wood and generated many relief prints to use as raw college material. As the prints are layered on top of drawings, traditional perspective becomes juxtaposed with textured shapes and spatial relationships are shifted and enlivened by the printed surface.
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
Matthias Kern is showing his prints in a show entitled Nature, Magic and Beyond at the A.I. Friedman Gallery in Port Chester, NY, from February 1 - 29, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 13th, from 1-3 PM. The gallery is located at 495 Boston Post Road. Call 914-937-7351. See the show notice here.
Sarah Plimpton is exhibiting new work in an exhibition entitled Black Light currently on view at the June Kelly Gallery until February 9, 2016. The gallery is located at 166 Mercer Street in New York City. 212-226-1660.
Exhibitions and Events of interest
The Grolier Club Collects II
are the current exhibitions at The Grolier Club of New York. In the first floor main gallery, is a show of outstanding selections drawn from the bibliophile collections of individual members, including rare editions and all sorts of printed ink on paper, on view until February 6th. The Grolier Club is at 47 East 60th Street. Mind all the street construction out front, please.grolierclub.org
William Kentridge: The Nose Series
on view at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, in Norwalk, CT,until March 19, 2016, features prints from the series of over 30 images by this celebrated South African artist that utilize linocut blocks, collage and drawing to explore visual themes expanding from the 19th century satirical story by Nicolai Gogol and the 20th century opera by Dmitri Shostakovich, based on Gogol's text. Kentridge's stage and costume design for the opera was much heralded in the Metropolitan Opera's NYC production. Also on view are prints by the South African artist Stephen Hobbs in an exhibition titledLandlocked City, exploring the landscape of Johannesburg. contemprints.org
Printing Women: 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.
will be an exhibition showcasing artworks made from hanji, Korean traditional mulberry fiber paper by artists Ran Hwang and Aimee Lee, a former MGC scholarship award artist, at the Korean Cultural Service of New York at 460 Park Avenue, 6th floor, NYC. The exhibition will open on February 24 and continue to March 31. The exhibition will narrate the long history of hanji alongside new pieces by the contemporary artists. 212-759-9550