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]


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IN THE STUDIO: MOTHER’S DAY

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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 | Mirror: Don’t Look Back

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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 @ Purchase College

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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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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

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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 @ CAM St. Louis

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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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On View: Chitra Ganesh @ Rutgers University

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Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries – September 1, 2015 – December 10, 2015

Chitra Ganesh has been named the 2015-16 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence at Rutgers University. Her solo exhibition will be on view September 1st through December 10th, 2015 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University. The exhibition will feature the portfolio, Architects of the Futurewhich was produced with Durham Press in 2014.

Gallery Wendi Norris – September 10, 2015 – October 31, 2015

Protest Fantasies is Ganesh’s second solo exhibition with Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco. The exhibition will host a new body of paintings on canvas that vary in size and draw from her use of mixed media, digital collages and drawings. Ganesh continues to explore issues of gender, sexuality and mythology in this new series of works.

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

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New Release: James Nares |Before the Rain + Early Days

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Durham Press is proud to announce the release of two new editions by James Nares entitled, Before the Rain and Early Days. Each print measures 46 7/8 x 34 3/4 inches and is an edition of 48.

Nares’ inspiration stems from movement and gesture. Using his own crafted brushes, Nares’ work is often composed of a single brushstroke, which he will often erase and repeat until he finds a final stroke that balances both form and spontaneity.

For pricing and availability, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]

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On View: Hurvin Anderson @ CAM St. Louis

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Durham Press would like to congratulate Hurvin Anderson on his upcoming solo exhibition entitled Hurvin Anderson at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The exhibition will include a survey of Anderson’s most recent paintings along with never before seen sculpture and photography. The show will be on view September 11th through December 27th, 2015.

Read the press release here.

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

Durham Press @ IFPDA 2015

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at the 2015 IFPDA Print Fair Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 8th with an Opening Night Preview Wednesday, November 4th. The fair will be held at the Park Avenue Armory located on Park Avenue between 66th and 67th streets in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

We will be exhibiting works by Beatriz MilhazesPolly Apfelbaum, Emil Lukas, James Nares and Jacob Hashimoto.

Hours
Wednesday, November 4th       6:30pm – 8pm, Opening Night Preview
Thursday, November 5th         12pm – 8pm
Friday, November 6th           12pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 7th         12pm – 8pm
Sunday, November 8th           12pm – 6pm

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

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