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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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…”

Current Press
ArtNews
The Chromologist

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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, gwyneth@durhampress.com


IN THE STUDIO: PURPLE DAHLIA

Woodblock, Purple Dahlia

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IN THE STUDIO: MOTHER’S DAY

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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
Wallpaper
Wall Street Journal

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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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Durham Press @ Baltimore Print Fair

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair March 28th and 29th with a VIP preview Friday, March 27th. The annual fair is held at the Baltimore Museum of Art at 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland. Please visit us at booth 18 where we will be featuring works by Polly Apfelbaum, Chitra Ganesh, Michael Heizer, Emil Lukas, Beatriz Milhazes and James Nares.

Hours
Friday, March 27th       6pm – 8:30pm, VIP Preview
Saturday, March 28th    11am – 6pm
Sunday, March 29th      12pm – 6pm

For more information about the fair please visit, artbma.org.

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Durham Press @ The London Original Print Fair

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at The London Original Print Fair Thursday, April 23 through Sunday April 26, 2015. The LOPF is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary as London’s longest running Art Fair. Featuring all periods of printmaking, this intimate fair is the largest of it’s kind in Europe. The fair will be hosted at The Royal Academy of Arts located in Central London.

We will be exhibiting works by Hurvin Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum, Chitra Ganesh, Michael Heizer, Emil Lukas, Beatriz Milhazes and James Nares.

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The Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1JOBD

Hours
Thursday, April 23rd    10am – 9pm
Friday, April 24th       10am – 10pm
Saturday, April 25th    10am – 6pm
Sunday, April 26th      10am – 6pm

For more information about the fair, please visit londonprintfair.com.

 

 

On View: Beatriz Milhazes @ The McNay Art Museum

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Canela (Cinnamon) | 2009, Woodblock and Screenprint, 31 1/2 x 63 inches, copyright Durham Press and Beatriz Milhazes

On view now at the McNay Art Museum is work by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes in a group show entitled Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting.  The exhibition will showcase two prints from Durham Press entitled Canela (Cinnamon) and Açúcar (Sugar).

The survey explores works by thirteen emerging and mid-career abstract painters whose artistic styles combine decorative, colorful patterns with layered ornamental motifs. The imagery, both surreal and psychedelic, derive from the Islamic arabesques of fantastic exoticism, touching on the sublime excesses of the baroque sensibility.

Beatriz Milhazes’s unique style and signature decalcomania, associated with the Brazilian tropicália movement, is rhythmic, folkloric and avante-garde.

Chief Curator Rene Barilleaux explains the theme of Beauty Reigns as a “sense of theatricality, of visual splendor, of visual pleasure, of eye candy.”  For more insight on the exhibition experience, listen to coverage from Texas Public Radio.

Artists on view:

Jose Alvarez D.O.P.A Ryan McGinness
Kamrooz Aram Beatriz Milhazes
Charles Burwell Jiha Moon
Annette Davidek Paul Henry Ramirez
Fausto Fernandez Rex Ray
Nancy Lorenz Rosalyn Schwartz
Susan Chrysler White

 

Beauty Reigns is accompanied by a beautiful illustrated book that includes two essays by Lilly Wei and Stephen Westfall contextualizing the approach to abstract painting and tracing its roots in twentieth-century art.

The second venue of the traveling exhibition will be at the Akron Art Museum from January 24 to May 3, 2015.

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Installation View of works by Beatriz Milhazes at The McNay Art Museum exhibition Beauty Reigns

 

REMINDER: Opening this September 19, 2014 through January 18, 2015 is the first major US survey of work by artist Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.  Milhazes has collaborated with Durham Press for two decades and this retrospective at PAMM will include works produced over the past 25 years.

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On View: Durham Press Artists @ Perez Art Museum

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Polly Apfelbaum, John Giorno and Beatriz Milhazes are participating in current and upcoming exhibitions at the new Pérez Art Museum in Miami (formerly the Miami Art Museum). The $220 million building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opens this week.

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Polly Apfelbaum, Mojojojo,

Polly’s floor installation, Mojojojo, is featured in AMERICANA. The piece is inspired by the evil monkey in the Powerpuff Girls. The exhibition will extend until May 2015 and will rotate installations based on the theme of art produced in North and South America as well as the Carribbean.

The Perez will also host the first major United States retrospective by Beatriz Milhazes opening in September 2014. The exhibition, Jardim Botanico, will feature works produced over the past 25 years.

Poem Prints by John Giorno, Published by Durham Press, will be exhibited in A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. The exhibition presents an extensive selection from Ruth and Marvin Sackner’s broad collection of historic through contemporary works that combine word and image. The prints are also on exhibit at our booth at Art Miami.

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Poem Prints, 1991, Portfolio of Nine Screenprinted Poems, 14×14 inches, edition of 70

 

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Noteworthy: Durham Press in NY Times + Art in America

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Photo Courtesy of the New York Times

Durham Press just returned from the IFPDA Print Fair, where we were thrilled to have the front booth. Both The New York Times  and Art in America wrote great reviews of the fair and highlighted our booth and  Empress Theodora by Polly Apfelbaum. We showed wonderful new projects by  Beatriz MilhazesHurvin Anderson,  Chitra Ganesh, Michael Heizer, Emil Lukas,and James Nares.  Mickalene Thomas’s beautiful work from last year – Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires – was also on display. Below are a few snapshots of the booth.

Thanks to all of you who came to visit and have supported us through our 25 years in business! And thank you to all of our peers at the fair who have been loyal and great colleagues – it is a warm and talented group and a wonderful association!

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