Durham Press is pleased to announce two new prints by Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes – Water Dreaming and Snake Dreaming, 2013. The prints were proofed over a two week stay this summer and will be made in an edition of forty, and released by the end of the year. Each print measures 37 x 46 1/2 inches (94 x 118 cm) and is a combination of a twenty piece woodblock and thirteen layers of silkscreen. The central flower comes from a new series of drawings that she describes as a spontaneous dialogue between recent observations of tribal art (mostly African) and Op Art from the sixties.
Milhazes is an avid printmaker. She has worked almost exclusively with Durham Press for the past seventeen years and has created an impressive body of work. Her prints have been exhibited widely alongside her paintings and collages, and documented in numerous publications. In 2012, the prints were exhibited in a show that traveled throughout Brazil organized by the SESC (Serviço Social do Comércio), and in 2011, Whitechapel, London curated an extensive print show in the U.S. at the Gallery at Windsor, which included a comprehensive catalog of the prints, their history and development.
Milhazes’s international success has been growing since her participation in the 1995 Carnegie International and her representation of Brazil in the 2003 Venice Biennale. The wide appeal of her work has captured collectors worldwide. Her work has been exhibited at Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; MALBA-Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England; and the Birmingham Museum, Alabama. In 2014, she will open a solo exhibit at the new Pérez Art Museum in Miami.
The prints will be on view from November 6th through 10th at the IFPDA Print Fair in New York. The prints are available directly through Durham Press. Please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead for more information, [email protected]