On View: Mickalene Thomas @ Aperture

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La leçon d’amour, 2008 © Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Aperture Foundation– January 28, 2016 – March 17, 2016

Mickalene Thomas’s current exhibition, Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, is located on the fourth floor of 547 West 27th Street, New York City at the Aperture Foundation. In a series of photographs that began with her mother, the world-renowned artist shows us her muses together for the first time.

“The women in Thomas’s portraits convey an absolute feminine power, their unwavering gazes channeling conviction and confidence. In compelling juxtaposition, they exude the kind of sexuality reminiscent of “blaxploitation” aesthetic of the 1970’s. Surrounding them are bold patterns and prints inspired by Thomas’s childhood, and references to art, literature and music.” (NYTimes) Though inspired by art history and culture, her most meaningful muses have been those women closest to her.

Aperture Foundation Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Closed Sunday

On View: Chitra Ganesh + Mickalene Thomas

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Architects of the Future, 2014 | Installation photograph courtesy of Voltagge

Girls’ Club – November 12, 2015- June 25, 2016

Girls’ Club’s current exhibition, Self-Proliferation, includes the work of Chitra Ganesh and Mickalene Thomas, both printed and published at Durham Press. The group show consists of a diverse range of editioned works by more than thirty artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, including Mickalene Thomas’s Landscape Majestic and Chitra Ganesh’s portfolio, Architects of the Future.

Girls’ Club mission is to educate the public, nurture the careers of female artists, and to serve as a resource for art students and scholars, curators and practicing artists on the contributions of women to the field of contemporary art.”

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Landscape Majestic, 2011| Installation photograph courtesy of Voltagge

For pricing and availability on Mickalene Thomas and Chitra Ganesh prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]

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On View: Emil Lukas @ PAFA

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Installation at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Photo courtesy of Zachary Hartzell.

PAFA | Morris Gallery – January 14, 2016- April 10, 2016

Durham Press would like to congratulate Emil Lukas on his solo exhibition currently on view at (PAFA) The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. PAFA’s exhibition of Emil Lukas’s thread paintings, as well as a brand-new sculptural work is on public view for the first time at Morris Gallery. The featured sculpture represents a new and exciting direction for Lukas’s work.

“Lukas creates radiant fields of atmospheric color by criss-crossing layers of thread over a shallow wooden tray. He builds the voids at the center of these pieces through the improvisational selection of compatible and contrasting colors. It is only upon close examination that the viewer comprehends that Lukas is creating these optical wonders with thread.” Lukas’s large scale sculpture also creates a optical illusion that disorients the way the eyes comprehend three-dimensional form. Large Lens is interactive and creates an optical event for the viewer.

“The work in the show is a balance between opportunity and restraint,” Lukas explains. “To create opportunity you have to have rules, you have to have restraints: physical forces, optical forces, conceptual forces.”

Click here to view a short video of Large Lens.

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Durham Press @ London Original Print Fair 2016

 

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at the 2016 (LOPF) London Original Print Fair Thursday, May 5th through Sunday, May 8th with an Opening Night Preview Wednesday, May 4th. The fair will be held at the Royal Academy of Arts, located in Central London on Piccadilly.

Hours

Wednesday, May 4th          Opening Night Preview
Thursday, May 5th            10:00am- 9:00pm
Friday, May 6th               10:00am- 10:00pm
Saturday, May 7th            10:00am- 6:00pm
Sunday, May 8th              10:00am- 6:00pm

More information to come.

On View: Polly Apfelbaum + Stephen Westfall

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Installation of Polly Apfelbaum and Stephen Westfall at The Suburban. Photo courtesy of Alexander Herzog and The Suburban.

The Suburban  – November 2015 – January 2016

A group show titled Karma Funk Farm at The Suburban in Milwaukee showcases a body of work by artists Polly Apfelbaum and Stephen Westfall. Featured are Apfelbaum’s round ceramic beads, strategically hung by nylon thread, in collaboration with Westfall’s geometric works on paper and woven rugs. “Both Apfelbaum and Westfall share an interest in the structural integrity of formal art making and how simple contextual tweaks can utterly reposition entire lexicons of form. That’s why, as long time friends and sounding boards for each other’s ideas, it’s curious that they have been rare collaborators inside a white cube, a fact that becomes all the more surprising after one experiences their compelling choreography in the current exhibition.” (Shane Mcadams for Journal Sentenial)

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Installation of Polly Apfelbaum at 56 Henry. Photo courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum.

56 Henry – December 11, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Polly Apfelbaum is also showing at 56 Henry, a new, “tiny” gallery in Chinatown, NYC. Polly’s ceramic beads hang in the window, and several ceramic bowls are displayed on a table within the gallery space. This very first show for 56 Henry was recently featured in ArtForum.com Critics’ Picks, as well as in Artnews. The exhibition continues through January 24th, 2016.

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On View: Beatriz Milhazes @ James Cohan

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Durham Press would like to congratulate Beatriz Milhazes on her solo exhibition, Marola, currently on view at James Cohan Gallery in New York. The exhibition features nine paintings and two sculptures, and runs through November 28th, 2015.

The sculptures, a new development for Milhazes, were created at Durham Press over a five year period of exploration and experimentation. They feature a variety of materials including; hand painted “pucci” balls, acrylic, polished brass, aluminum, stainless steel, copper silk flowers, and beaded chains.

For more information on the exhibition, please contact James Cohan Gallery. For pricing and availability of prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead at Durham Press or come visit us this week at the IFPDA Print Fair, November 5-8, at the Park Avenue Armory, NY (Park and 67th).

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New Release: Hurvin Anderson Edition

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Mirror: Don’t Look Back | 2015, Intaglio/Relief Collograph, Screenprint, Gold/Silver Leaf, 35 7/8 x 28 1/2 inches, Ed. 9

Durham Press is pleased to announce the completion of a new portfolio of prints by British artist Hurvin Anderson. Titled Mirror: Don’t Look Back and comprised of ten works measuring 35 7/8 x 28 1/2 inches, the portfolio combines intaglio and relief collograph, screenprint, and gold and silver leaf. It is published in an edition of nine.

In Mirror: Don’t Look Back, Anderson presents ten different adaptations of a single composition: a circle hanging slightly below center on a gray flower-patterned background. This collographic floral motif appears in each print, varying in shade and in the weight of the lines. The imagery within the circle changes more drastically throughout the portfolio. In one print, the “mirror” seems to clarify its surroundings; the circle features a sharper, more intelligible floral pattern. In another, the mirror has a transformational effect, with the luminosity of gold leaf contrasting with the relatively dull backdrop. Still others obscure the pattern encircling them, appearing as hazy orbs that Anderson has imbued with an almost otherworldly mystique.

Through repetition and subtle variation, the portfolio continues to develop themes common to Anderson’s work, such as the intersections of place and memory and familiarity and estrangement. Similar to his suite of paintings Peter’s Series—which was the subject of critically acclaimed exhibitions at the Tate Britain, London, and the Studio Museum Harlem, New York—the images in Mirror: Don’t Look Back fluctuate between abstraction and representation. Anderson employs a seemingly reticent geometric composition and largely unsentimental color scheme, but the title and the wallpaper-like backgrounds invoke connections to personal, intimate moments and to the home. The slight differences between the images further their elusive quality. It is unclear if the portfolio depicts ten mirrors that are alike, or if there is only one mirror that has been illuminated, obscured, and tarnished through the workings of time and memory.

Hurvin Anderson was born in 1965 in Birmingham, UK. He studied painting at the Wimbledon College of Art and received his Masters from the Royal College of Art in 1998. Anderson’s paintings have been exhibited in several solo shows, including “Art Now,” Tate Britain, London, 2009; “Peter’s Series,” Studio Museum Harlem, New York, 2009; “Subtitles,” Michael Werner, New York, 2011; “reporting back,” Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2013; “New Works,” Thomas Dane Gallery, London, 2013; and “Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop,” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, 2015. Anderson has received many awards, including a residency at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, a research fellowship at Cheltenham and Gloucester College, and the Caribbean Contemporary Arts Residency Programme, Trinidad. His work is in significant collections, such as the Saatchi Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He lives and works in London.

Mirror: Don’t look Back will be on view at both the IFPDA Print Fair and Art Miami.

For pricing and availability on Hurvin Anderson’s prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]

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On View: Polly Apfelbaum + Emil Lukas

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Photo courtesy of Purchase College and the artist

Purchase College | Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery – October 5, 2015 – November 13, 2015

Polly Apfelbaum and Emil Lukas currently have works on display at Purchase College in New York. Apfelbaum’s woodblock monoprints, Byzantine Rocker 1 and 6join Lukas’s portfolio, Bubble-Up, in the show Interwoven: Prints and Process. The show is part of Purchase Printweek 2015 and will run through November 13, 2015.

Everson Museum of Art – September 25, 2015 – January 3, 2015

Polly Apfelbaum is also part of the group show Three Graces at Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. The show embraces the creative aspects of ancient mythology through the artists’ contemporary works. Apfelbaum’s textiles will join Tony Feher’s installations and Carrie Moyer’s paintings.

For pricing and availability on Polly and Emil’s prints, please contact
Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]

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On View: Mickalene Thomas @ Jepson Center

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Installation image courtesy of Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums | Jepson Center – September 11, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Mickalene Thomas’s current exhibition, Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, presents a selection of recent mixed media collages and paintings. The show includes Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires which was produced with Durham Press in 2013 and is a new acquisition of Telfair Museum. The show will represent Thomas’s time spent in Giverny and the European 19th century art that influences her.

Jepson Center
207 W York St
Savannah, GA 31401

Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun, Mon 12pm – 5pm

For pricing and availability on Mickalene’s prints, please contact
Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]

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On View: Hurvin Anderson

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Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 11–December 27, 2015. Photo: David Johnson.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis – September 11, 2015 – December 27, 2015

Durham Press would like to congratulate Hurvin Anderson on his first major U.S. museum show at CAM St. Louis. Backdrop will include painting, sculpture, and never before seen photographs. This show continues to explore Anderson’s practice featuring memories and experiences derived from the communities where he grew up.

CAM St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

For pricing and availability on Hurvin Anderson’s prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearhead, [email protected]

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