On View: Hurvin Anderson @ Michael Werner

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Photo credit: Michael Werner Gallery

Michael Werner Gallery – November 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Durham Press is pleased to announce Hurvin Anderson’s solo show, Foreign Body, now on view at Michael Werner Gallery, New York. Anderson’s paintings often return to the same locations and scenes of the Caribbean, revealing different imagery and techniques with each reiteration. “Anderson’s newest paintings move toward abstraction, suggesting boundaries and shifting viewpoints, creating a sensation akin to a flicker of memory.” The show is on view at the gallery’s Upper East Side location until January 14th. 

For more information on this exhibition please visit Micheal Werner Gallery website.

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New Release: Polly Apfelbaum

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Hudson River Valley Nirvana | Woodblock on Handmade Japanese Paper | Edition of 15

Durham Press has completed a new series of prints with Polly Apfelbaum: Hudson River Valley Nirvana. Initially conceived in 2012, these six woodblock prints use vertical lines and a square format as a starting point from which to explore the interaction of primary and secondary colors.

Apfelbaum adopted a systematic approach to discover the possible images within a set of parameters, much like Joseph Albers’ Interaction of Color. Printed with dozens of narrow wooden blocks, the six works feature the same set of primary and secondary colors that are repeated in different arrangements, with a largely symmetrical structure applied to each image. The variation among the series showcases the unexpected results that can arise from a clear and controlled process. This compositional strategy recalls her early floor works and was an inspiration for a woven floor installation created for the Miss Dior exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, in 2012.

Hudson River Valley Nirvana, like many of Apfelbaum’s works, draws on diverse influences spanning art history, pop culture, and religion. The artist likened the chromatic effect of the prints to the dynamic skies captured by the Hudson River School painters. (Apfelbaum herself spends time in the region, which is a short trip from her New York City studio.) The Hudson River School is one among many of the prints’ artistic and cultural referents. They relate to Minimalism with their fixed compositional structure, but also to psychedelic and Op art. The title of the series, too, is loaded with allusions—for the artist, Nirvana refers equally to the Buddhist concept of enlightenment as it does to the Seattle grunge band. This combination of the “spiritual and punk rock” suggests that viewers are invited both to consider the nuances of the series in quiet contemplation as well as to take in the prints’ energetic colors in quick, unfettered moments. 

Hudson River Valley Nirvana and many other prints by Polly Apfelbaum are available directly through Durham Press. For more information, including pricing, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead.

The Series, as well as new unique works by Polly Apfelbaum, is now on view in NYC at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery untill January 14th.

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On View: Beatriz Milhazes @ Galerie Max Hetzler

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Detail shot of Marilola, Image courtesy of Durham Press

Galerie Max Hetzler – October 17, 2016 – November 19, 2016

Durham Press is pleased to announce Beatriz Milhazes exhibit Marilola — on view at Galerie Max Hetzler until November 19, 2016. The exhibition, located in Paris, features Beatriz’s paintings, a collage, and a three-dimensional sculpture titled Marilola.

Marilola is a cascading curtain suspended from the ceiling. The dense arrangement is made of various handmade components such as silk and paper flowers, beads, plexi glass, aluminum and resin chains. Marilola is one of the three sculptures that were fabricated at Durham Press over a five year period of exploration and experimentation. The large sculpture echoes the colors and rhythm of Milhazes’s paintings and prints full of abstract shapes and designs.

For more information on the exhibition, please contact Galerie Max Hetzler. For pricing and availability of prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead at Durham Press.

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On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ Otis College of Art and Design

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Photo courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Otis College of Art and Design | Ben Maltz Gallery – Sept 24, 2016 – Dec 6, 2016

Durham Press would like to congratulate Polly Apfelbaum on her solo exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes currently on view at Otis College of Art and Design. The gallery’s exhibition of Polly’s floor pieces, ceramic and wooden sculptures, and handmade ceramic beads is on public view for the first time in Los Angeles at Ben Maltz Gallery. Apfelbaum has worked with weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico to design and produce four large 13 x 25 foot area rugs where visitors are invited to take off their shoes and spend time within the installation.

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Photo courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Public programming will also take place during the exhibition dates which include The Carpet Sessions, a series of conversations between Apfelbaum and invited guests:

The Carpet Sessions: Polly Apfelbaum + Connie Butler | Sun Sep 25
The Carpet Sessions: Polly Apfelbaum + David Pagel | Sun Oct 16
The Carpet Sessions: Polly Apfelbaum + Jennifer Steinkamp | Sun Nov 13

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Durham Press @ IFPDA 2016

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at the 2016 IFPDA Print Fair Thursday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th with an Opening Night Preview Wednesday, November 2nd. The fair will be held at the historic Park Avenue Armory located on Park Avenue between 66th and 67th streets in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This year marks IFPDA’s 25th anniversary of the fair!

We will be exhibiting exciting new works by Hurvin AndersonPolly ApfelbaumMichael HeizerBeatriz MilhazesJames Nares, and Mickalene Thomas.

Hours:

Wednesday, Nov 2nd       6:30pm – 9pm  (Opening Night Preview )
Thursday, Nov 3rd           12pm – 8pm
Friday, Nov 4th                12pm – 8pm
Saturday, Nov 5th            12pm – 8pm
Sunday, Nov 6th              12pm – 6pm

In addition to the Print Fair, the IFPDA will present New York Print Week, from October 31 – November 6, with events, exhibitions, lectures, artist talks and openings in IFPDA-member galleries, museums, auction houses, and alternative spaces around New York.

For more information about the fair, please visit www.ifpda.org/content/print-fair

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Noteworthy: Beatriz Milhazes 2016 Rio Olympics Poster

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Beatriz Milhazes kicks off Rio’s 2016 Summer Olympics with Rosa de Ouro, one of thirteen posters created for the event. The artists were carefully selected and given the opportunity to capture Brazilian culture in the spirit of the 2016 Games.

It’s evident that, because of the vibrant cultural elements she exudes in her work, Beatriz was selected as one of the artists to create a Rio Summer Olympics poster. Her paintings, prints, and sculptures feature dynamic circles and designs that reflect the iconic patterns of Brazilian culture, and loosely echo the Olympic rings. Carla Camurati, director of culture for the Rio Olympics, tells the press, “The important thing for us and the Olympic Games is to show Brazil as it is, with the colors, with the brightness, with the beauty of the mixture of people that we have here…”

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On view: Polly Apfelbaum + Hurvin Anderson @ Camden Arts Centre

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Installation view of Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre, 2016. Photo: Mark Blower

Camden Arts Centre – June 19, 2016 – September 18, 2016

Making & Unmaking, curated by fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest artist-selected exhibition at London’s Camden Arts Centre. Infusing together over 70 international artists, including Polly Apfelbaum and Hurvin Anderson, the show places traditional African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries along with contemporary works and new commissions.

The eclectic collage of works addresses themes that include cultural identity, representations of beauty, gender, sexuality, innocence, and the body. Olowu worked to create a sense of “artist hand,” where everything looks deeply handmade and not in any way mass produced. This exhibition was created with a desire to create harmony and diversity, and as a result, the works came together organically, much like Olowu’s fashion collections.

Polly Apfelbaum also on view at:
Albright Knox Gallery – June 18 – October 9, 2016
Hannah Hoffman Gallery – June 4 – July 16, 2016

Hurvin Anderson also on view at:
New Art Exchange – July 2 – September 18, 2016
AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario – May 19 – August 21, 2016

Current Press
Vogue
WWD
Interview
Camden Arts Centre | Introductory Talk

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NEW RELEASE: Beatriz Milhazes

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Purple Dahlia | Screenprint and Woodblock | Edition of 30

Durham Press is pleased to present two ambitious new works by Beatriz MilhazesPurple Dahlia and Mother’s Day. Both harness woodblock and screenprinting to create strong linear compositions that are a vibrant hybrid of tropical ornamentation and modernist abstraction.

Among Milhazes’s largest prints with Durham Press, Purple Dahlia measures 60 1/4 x 78 3/4 inches. While the title references a flower, geometric motifs take precedence over the work’s botanical imagery. Circles of various sizes float in the center of the print, then recede from view amid the parallel horizontal lines appearing all over the paper. The lines recall bead-like chains and rippling water. Purple Dahlia is visually dense, with nearly its entire surface covered in different patterns or shapes. The many semi-transparent inks, however, lend the composition a sense of lightness—a density more akin to wildflowers in a breezy field than a congested city street.

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Mother’s Day | Screenprint, Woodblock & Gold Leaf | Edition of 40

The narrow, vertical format of Mother’s Day—it measures 51 7/8 x 17 inches – recalls the artist’s recent sculptural work, which hangs from the ceiling and reaches down to the floor. Like Purple DahliaMother’s Day features densely configured lines, with multiple layers resembling cut-out strings of pearls and branches of leaves as well as the negatives, or “left-over” trimmings, of these shapes. By stacking, layering, and adding more components, including the diagonal plaid that appears in several places, Milhazes ambitiously adds further complexity to the art-historical sources the print obliquely references.

Purple Dahlia, Mother’s Day, and several other works by Beatriz Milhazes are available through Durham Press. For more information, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]


IN THE STUDIO: PURPLE DAHLIA

Woodblock, Purple Dahlia

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IN THE STUDIO: MOTHER’S DAY

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On View: Hurvin Anderson @ AGO Art Gallery of Ontario

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AGO Art Gallery of Ontario – May 19, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Durham Press would like to congratulate Hurvin Anderson on his first Canadian solo exhibition currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition titled, Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, includes a comprehensive collection of recent paintings alongside previously unseen sculpture, photography, and large-scale drawings.

This traveling show, just recently on view in St Louis, fills the entire fourth floor of AGO’s Contemporary Tower. The exhibition offers viewers a glimpse into the bright and lively world of Jamaica– where Anderson’s parents are originally from. Each painting is a reflection of his thoughts of cultural identity and intimate familiarity of the Caribbean culture through his experiences in the Jamaican Afro-Caribbean community as well as his artist residence in Trinidad.

AGO Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 9 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 5 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday – 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

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On View: Beatriz Milhazes @ Jewish Museum

Installation view of the exhibition Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald

Installation view of the exhibition Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes | Photo by David Heald

Jewish Museum – May 6, 2016 – September 18, 2016

The exhibition, Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes, includes the installation of Gamboa II, a canopy-like sculpture that transforms the museum’s lobby. Comprised of various fabric flowers, gold balls, and dangling beads, the work celebrates the vibrancy of the Brazilian carnival. The site-specific installation was conceived for the space by Beatriz Milhazes as part of a rotating artist commission program at the institution.

This flora-filled exhibition is in celebration and coincides with the retrospective of Roberto Burle Marx, a landscape artist that shares with Beatriz, “…an affinity for nature – especially that of Rio de Janeiro, the lush seaside city that they both called home.” (Blouinartinfo) Beatriz was introduced to Burle Marx’s work at a young age– her hometown was immersed in his gardens, playgrounds, and stone mosaics. “Of course, Burle Marx has been one of my influences for forever. I grew up on Copacabana… The biggest connection is that we have this basis of inspiration and sculptural language.” (Blouinartinfo / Wallpaper)

Jewish Museum Hours:
Friday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 5:45pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Closed Wednesdays

Current Press
Mariola | 2010-2015 Beatriz Milhazes highlighted at Frieze New York
Wall Street Journal
Blouinartinfo
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Wall Street Journal

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