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quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2016

MGC - Manhattan Graphics Center - feb 2016

Manhattan Graphics Center 
Blue rule
Blue rule
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Paper View 2016
Third Biennial Benefit Party
for Manhattan Graphics Center
At the Highline Loft Space in Chelsea, New York City
Fine-Art Prints & Works on Paper / Ticket Holders Choice Exhibition & Lottery / Raffle Prizes / Silent Auction  

Delicious Food and Wine Served.
 Details about the event are coming soon!   
ON VIEW        


February 5 - 29, 2016


Artist's Statement:

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 collage 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.
The Crosswalk Rubbings on You Tube

Images: Groundscapes (details) 

Spring 2016 Printmaking Classes & Workshop 

These Classes Start Soon! 
Instructor: Katie Commodore 
Katie Commodore / Erin in the Tub  
Wood Engraving

Fridays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
February 19 - March 11 (4 weeks)
Insructor: Rie Hasegawa
Rie Hasegawa / cRIEr / Monoprint
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
February 29 - March 14 (3 weeks)
Instructor: Dorothy Cochran 
Dorothy Cochran / Raining Energy (detail)  Encaustic Collagraph
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm 
March 12 and 13 (weekend intensive) 
Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 pm

An Artist Talk by
David Barthold
David Barthold is a Brooklyn printmaker, painter, and graphic artist. He is presently active at Gowanus Studio Space on 7th Street.
On Instagram, please search for David at #davidfbarthold

Image: David Barthold, Sababu Copperplate Engraving, 12" x 18"
Saturday, FEBRUARY 27
at 6:30 pm

An Artist Talk by 
Gillie Holme 
Photogravure at MGC  March 2016 
In March 2016, Manhattan Graphics Center's Project Space 
will feature a show of photogravures made by members.  
The show is open to any and all who have made photogravures. You may submit up to 5 prints. The work must be framed. Submissions due by February 24. 

For more information, click on this link to the specifications  
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

 View the Guidelines using this link to our website. 
Tracklights: MGC Member News 

Jaz Graf  is presenting mixed media drawings in TFAP@TEN, an exhibit- ion of six artists in honor of The Feminist Art Project's 10th Anniversary, at the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library at Rutgers State University. The show will continue to April 8, 2016. The other artists exhibiting are Anonda Bell, Nancy Cohen, So Yoon Lym, Babs Reingold and Adrienne Wheeler. An artists' discussion, free and open to the public, with Celebration party following, will take place on Thursday, March 3rd at 5pm in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room in the Douglass Library.
RSVP:  For info:

Takuji Hamanaka will be showing his prints in a group exhibition with 12 artists entitled Contemporary Mokuhanga at Cade Tompkins Projectsgallery, from February 13 until April 16, 2016. The works on exhibit expand "the boundaries of mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese woodcut process". The gallery is located at 198 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island. For info:
Takuji will also have his work on view at the Owen James Gallery, booth #P-3, at the Art on Paper Fair in New York City, March 3-6, 2016 on Pier 36 in Downtown Manhattan, NY. Art work by a previous MGC scholarship artist,Elin Rødseth, will also be presented at the Owen James Gallery booth. For information: thepaperfair      

Matthias Kern is showing his prints in a show entitled Nature, Magic
and Beyond
A.I. Friedman Gallery in Port Chester, NY, continuing to February 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 
Sarah Plimpton is exhibiting new work in New Prints 2016/Winter  
at International Print Center New York. The exhibition includes print projects created in the last twelve months by 52 artists, curated by Diana Burroughs, Carl Fudge, Clare Garfield, David Senior, Justin Sanz, and Marie Tennyson   

Exhibitions and Events of interest

Experiments in Print:
Editions by 4 Artists Created at The Lower East Side Printshop
  The Print Center, in Philadelphia, PA, is showing new work by Derrick Adams, Matthew Day Jackson, Dread Scott and Kate Shepherd. The show will continue to April 23, 2016. The Center is located at 1614 Latimer Street.
Tel: 215-735-6090  Info: 

Galleries 691-693 and 690
Two exhibitions in the galleries often dedicated to printmaking at theMetropolitan Museum of Art explore the social contexts and circulations of printed art. In 691-693, The Power of Prints (to May 22) commemorates the centenary of the Museum's Department of Prints by celebrating the legacies of its founding curator, William M. Ivins, and his protége, A. Hyatt Mayor. Combining connoisseurship with research in print technology and audience reception, these outstanding scholars put forward an inclusive idea of print media. In Gallery 690, Wordplay (to April 11) features not only the remarkable micrographic drawings of Matthias Buchinger, from the collection of Ricky Jay, but also a supplementary display of contemporary prints by Jasper Johns, Suzanne McClelland, Glenn Ligon, Christopher Wool and others. These works continue the headlined themes of writing and the limits of legibility/readibility.

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.

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 May 27, 2016.

Re:visioning HANJI
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

The Rozz Tox Effect: Publications by Gary Panter 1972-2016
The first exhibition to survey the publications and multiples of Gary Panter will open at Printed Matter on February 19 and continues to March 19. Curated by Dan Nadel, the show includes punk graphic zines, mini-comics, silkscreen books and designs for Pee-Wee Playhouse. The gallery and store is located at 231 Eleventh Avenue, NYC.   

  250 WEST 40 STREET, FIFTH FLOOR | NYC 10018 | 212-219-8783

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