The Old Jamestown Bridge series was selected for inclusion in Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline and Sensibility in conjunction with the International Mokuhanga Conference 2017, held at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
Images courtesy of Gaye Chan, Chair, Department of Art and Art History
from UH Manoa: The juried international exhibition Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility celebrates the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, which is being held outside of Japan for the first time. Mokuhanga, a traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique, is widely recognized through ukiyo-e prints that were popular during the Edo period (1603–1868).
Beauty of Mokuhanga features 107 woodblock prints and hand-printed artists’ books created by 68 invited artists from around the world. The diverse works include abstract to representational styles, vibrant to subtle hues, contemporary commentary and humor, and an unusual pair of plaited prints. This exhibition bridges time periods, places, generations, and disciplines through a celebration of the tradition of mokuhanga. It promotes the understanding of mokuhanga and its history, and encourages the study and practice of mokuhanga printmaking in the global art community. Artists represent the countries of Australia; Canada; Croatia; Finland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Macau, People’s Republic of China; the Netherlands, New Zealand; Norway; Poland; South Korea; the United Kingdom; and the United States of America.
The Old Jamestown Bridge Series was selected by Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, for inclusion in Making Your Mark, an exhibition at the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, which will be on display April 2-22, 2017. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will be held on Sunday, April 2 from 2-4pm.
Allison Bianco: Atlantic Time will open at the Wheaton College Weil Gallery, Norton, MA on December 1, 2016. Opening reception: 5:30-8pm in the Watson Fine Arts Building. Atlantic Time will be accompanied by an artist catalogue, with forward by Michele L'Heureux, Gallery Director and essay by Britany Salsbury, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, RISD Museum. On view in the surrounding Beard Gallery will be a student curated exhibition of work from the Wheaton College permanent collection, exploring the theme of water.
Announcing the new print Streaming 2016, debuting at Cade Tompkins Projects satellite exhibition, Art in Airstream, during the IFPDA Print Fair, Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York, NY. Visit the exhibition page to view works for sale. Streaming was printed by Allison Bianco and DWRI Letterpress, partial proceeds to benefit the IFPDA Foundation.
Imprint: Recent Acquisitions and Highlights from USD’s Print Collection
6 October - 16 December 2016
Hoehn Family Galleries
This exhibition will span over four galleries across campus, and features over ninety works highlighting the University of San Diego’s broadening collections of prints and Native American art. In the Hoehn Family Galleries, Imprint will highlight the University’s Print Collection, which has experienced exponential growth in the last four years, nearly tripling in size. Most of this growth has been through donations, gifts, and bequests that have been as diverse as the history of the graphic arts itself. Recent acquisitions have reached as far back as the 15th century, and include major works from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Also featured are works by seminal graphic artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Hendrick Goltzius, Edward Munch, James McNeill Whistler and Anthony van Dyck, among others.
Text courtesy of IPCNY: International Print Center New York presents “Innervisions: New Prints 2016/Summer” from June 16 – September 24, 2016 in its gallery at 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor. “Innervisions” was selected by artist Dan Walsh from over 2,000 submissions by some 800 artists. The exhibition features fifty-four projects by fifty artists, including thirty-one artists exhibiting for the first time at IPCNY. Walsh’s collaborative with the process extends to his installation of the exhibition and a written statement about the works included. The exhibition reflects the growing geographic reach of New Prints submissions, with artists exhibiting for the first time from Tennessee and California, as well as Australia, France, Finland and Poland. Ten countries are represented in the exhibition.
Artist are: Marina Adams, Alison Alder, Rosaire Appel, Peter Baczek, Allison Bianco, Monika Brzegowska, Phillip Chen, María Chillón, Douglas Collins, Claudia Cron, Luca Cruzat, Ella Desmond, Annelies Dykgraaf, Leslie Eliet, Beth Fein, Robert Fitzmaurice, Gabriella Grill, Gary Groves, Alicja Habisiak Matczak, Vanessa Hall-Patch, Takuji Hamanaka, Emma Hammond-Thomas, Amber Heaton, Cecily Brooke Howell, Sarah Hulsey, Su-Li Hung, Paul John, Lynne Johnson, Hildur M. H. Jónasson, Tressa Jones, Maho Kino, Andrew Kozlowski, Steve McClure, Christopher B. Lane, Nancy Lasar, Marc Lepson, Stefano Luciano, Monika Meler, Carol Montgomery, Thomas J. Norulak, Kristina Norvilaite, Cheryl Paswater, Dennis Peterson, Carrie Phillips Kieser, Eija Piironen, Senso, Suo Yuan Wang, Cory Wasnewsky, Ian J. Welch and Susan York.
Presses and publishers: Bleu Acier Inc. (Tampa, FL), Cade Tompkins Projects (Providence, RI), Endless Editions (New York, NY), Galerie Schumm-Braunstein (Paris, France), Matrix Press (Missoula, MT), Press Rappel (New York, NY), Spazio Grafica (Vicenza, Italy), Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque, NM), Three Cheers Press (Nashville, TN) and VanDeb Editions (Long Island City, NY).
Allison Bianco: No Floats
Opening Reception Saturday, April 2, 5-7pm
AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson St, Providence, RI
Pouring on Jamestown 2016, intaglio and screen print, 36 x 60 inches, edition of 8
This exhibition debuts the new edition, Pouring on Jamestown, which was partially funded by a Visual Arts Sea Grant from the University of Rhode Island. The panoramic view of the eastern side of Conanicut Island was etched using a single copper plate that spans five feet wide and three feet tall. This etching layer was printed on the monumental printing press at the AS220 Community Printshop in Providence. With a ten-foot press bed, it is one of the largest presses of its kind in the United States.
Cade Tompkins Projects featured a printmaking exhibition by a group of artists whose work expands the boundaries of mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese woodcut process. Mokuhanga is achieved with use of water-based inks, hand-printing techniques and Japanese-style printing papers. The prints selected for this show present contemporary imagery and vernacular. Some works adhere strictly to the traditional process and others combine techniques such as etching and hand-stitching.
Highlights include Yoonmi Nam’s Oishii, a masterfully minimal image of cut flowers arranged in an everyday drink carton; Daniel Heyman’s hand-printed book, Sing with a Lovely Voice, which presents testimonies of former inmates at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq; David Curcio’s MS.45, a nun with a gun, red lips and red nails; Stella Ebner’s silhouetted The Hunters which achieves a deep space with expert layering; Allison Bianco’s The Old Jamestown Bridge picturing the 90s dynamite explosion of the rickety Rhode Island landmark; and Hiroki Morinoue’s Dragonfly Pond, a vibrant pseudo-landscape that exploits the grain of the woodblock to stunning success.
Artists in the exhibition include Katie Baldwin, Allison Bianco, David Curcio, Stella Ebner, Kevin Frances, Takuji Hamanaka, Lois Harada, Daniel Heyman, Hiroki Morinoue, Yoonmi Nam, Serena Perrone, Eva Pietzcker, and April Vollmer.
Images and text Courtesy of IPCNY: International Print Center New York presents Commedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn from November 19 – January 16, 2016 in its gallery at 508 West 26th St, 5th Floor. Commedia was selected by Tomas Vu, artist and Artistic Director of the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies (NY). The exhibition consists of sixty-eight prints by sixty artists selected from over 2,000 submissions. On view during IPCNY’s 15th Anniversary year, Commedia is the fifty-second presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized three times each year featuring prints made within the past twelve months. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by Mr. Vu accompanies the exhibition.
In his words: “The title of the show, Commedia, is the original title of Dante’s Divine Comedy….Dante’s embrace and elevation of humble materials, and the specificity and personality they created, are reflected in the works I have selected….As the show has come together, it has been wonderful to see the works start to speak to each other….I see conversations starting in one place and finishing in another, I see the categories blur and then come back into focus, and I am taken to the same place Dante transported me to: wandering between states, striving for ascension.”
Artists are: Todd Anderson, Kathy Aoki, Evan Bellantone, Marcin Bialas, Allison Bianco, Mary Lynn Blasutta, Sebastiaan Bremer, Noah Breuer, Patrick Casey, Nathan Catlin, Phillip Chen, Matthew Colaizzo, Nick Conbere, Aurélien Couput, David Curcio, Kara Dunne, Scott Espeseth, Megan Foster, Carl Fudge, Rebecca Gilbert, Kevin Haas, Ellen Heck, Amira Hegazy, John Holmgren, Mary Hood, Cary Hulbert, Eeva Huotari, Fleming Jeffries, Crystal Johnson, Leekyung Kang, Kamil Kocurek, Andrew Kosten, Andrew Kozlowski, Sara Langworthy, Yujin Lee, Michael Loderstedt, Kate MacNeil, Barbara Madsen, Renee Magnanti, Nicole Maloof, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Barbara Milman, Anne Muntges, Lorella Paleni, Kurt Pammer, Margherita Paoletti, Jill Parisi, Alyssa Piro, Kasey Ramirez, Mark Rice, Jenny Robinson, Jungyeon Roh, Michelle Rozic, David Sandlin, Carrie Scanga, William Skerritt, Evan Summer, Rob Swainston, Clare Szydlowski, and Sergey Zlotnikov.
Zeppelin was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a gift of The Print Center, Philadelphia. The print was displayed in an exhibition showcasing a selection of works gifted to the museum over The Print Center's 100 years as a fine arts and printmaking institution.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of forty-some works culled from more than 1600 donated by The Print Center to the museum since 1929. Curated by Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings Shelley Langdale, the diverse assortment of works on view—from an etching by Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617) to a lithograph by Jasper Johns (born 1930)—was chosen to highlight the range of The Print Center’s contributions to the Museum’s important collection of American and European prints. This installation commemorates the Museum’s close working relationship with The Print Center in promoting the study and appreciation of fine prints and photographs. Print Love: Celebrating The Print Center at 100 is presented as part of The Print Center 100. On view October 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.
Raid the Database 2 is a permanent on-line exhibition hosted by the RISD Museum and curated by Nafis White, based on Andy Warhol's 1969 curatorial project, Raid the Icebox, an exhibition of objects in the RISD Museum's archives. Nafis divided the works into 4 categories: Landscape, Abstract, Figurative, and Text and interviewed one artist from each section. See the interview above and read her curatorial statement here.