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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On View: Polly Apfelbaum + Emil Lukas @ Purchase College

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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: 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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Noteworthy: Michael Heizer’s “CITY” becomes part of National Monument

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Photo by Tom Vinetz © Triple Aught Foundation

Friday, July 10th marked a monumental victory for Michael Heizer and all of his supporters. President Obama signed proclamations designating three National Monuments, including 704,000 acres of Nevada’s Basin & Range. Heizer’s CITYa large land-art sculpture 45 years in the making, is at the center of the Basin & Range National Monument. Inspired by the architecture of ancient ruins, CITY is composed of earth, rock, and concrete and stretches more than a mile long and a quarter mile wide in the vast Nevada desert. The proclamation will keep the land from being developed into a missile test site, nuclear waste rail line, and prevent travel of gas and oil, while preserving Native American trails and rock art that dates back thousands of years. CITY will be open to the public when it is complete.

Michael Heizer met with President Obama and is pictured here with him in the Oval Office, along with Harry Reid and Michael Govan: http://www.artnews.com/2015/07/13/heres-a-photo-of-president-obama-michael-heizer-harry-reid-and-michael-govan-celebrating-the-protection-of-heizers-city/

Congratulations, Michael! Thank you, President Obama!

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On View: Michael Heizer @ Gagosian Gallery

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Durham Press would like to congratulate Michael Heizer on his most recent exhibition, Altars, now showing at Gagosian Gallery at their West 24th Street location in New York.
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Altars will run through July 2nd, 2015. For additional information, visit www.gagosian.com

Recent Articles on Altars:
The New York Times: Michael Heizer’s Big Work and Long View
The Washington Post: Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 years, returns to New York City with pair of $2 million rocks
Architectural Digest: Land Artist Michael Heizer Takes the Spotlight at New York’s Gagosian Gallery
The Gaurdian: Michael Heizer: ‘I’m a quiet man. I just make art’
Artsy: Rock, Paper, Screenprint: The “Post Historic” Artworks of Michael Heizer

For information and pricing on available editions, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead at [email protected]

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New Release: Polly Apfelbaum | Time Machine Series

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Byzantine Time Machine 4 | 2014, Woodblock Monoprint, 37 x 70 inches

Durham Press is pleased to present a new series of woodblock prints by Polly Apfelbaum. Inspired, in part, by her time spend abroad as a recipient of the 2012-13 Rome Prize, these profound works reference the artistic and craft traditions of Italy and offer fresh perspectives on many themes that Apfelbaum has explored throughout her career.

Baroque Time Machine and Byzantine Time Machine are monoprint series in two sizes, 37 x 70 inches and 79 x 79 inches, which feature powerful, vertical lines. Their titles simultaneously suggest backward and forward temporal movement, signaling historical influences and new aesthetic directions. While the compositions of the two series recall some of her rug and fabric works, the addition of black – used sparingly in some prints and frequently in others – creates a more complex color palette and gives the prints “the weight of drapery,” says Apfelbaum. Conversely, the contrast provided by black ink makes certain colors radiate with fluorescent-light-like intensity.

The fluorescence of the dramatic monoprints is further emphasized by Apfelbaum’s employment of split fountain or “rainbow roll” techniques, in which multiple colors are partially mixed to achieve a continuous gradient effect. In the Time Machines, she features rainbow rolls across elongated surfaces, while with her large, diamond monoprints – Galla Placidia, Boethius, Rusticiana, Servilia Caeponis, Aurelia Cotta, Porcia Catonis – the technique is used on much smaller woodblocks. Inspired by the intricate patterns of Cosmati floors, the matrixes for these complex diamond prints are similarly crafted with roughly 1500 hand-laid, mosaic-like blocks. The geometric and chromatic variations throughout the prints give them a dynamism befitting of their titles, most of which refer to influential Roman women. Apfelbaum’s two new editions, Emperor Twist and Empress Shout, engage a similar diamond and zig-zag pattern on a more intimate scale. Completed after the Cosmati-inspired monoprints, Twist and Shout continue to explore variations in color and shape through an “intuitive but structured process.” The development and realization of this process has resulted in a prolific year of collaboration, and this new body of work represents Apfelbaum’s most ambitious and challenging prints to date.

 

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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.

Booth 10
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: Durham Press Artist’s Fall Shows

 Mariposa, 2004 Acrylic on canvas 98 x 98 inches Private Collection Photograph by Sérgio Guerini. Courtesy of Galeria Almeida & Dale. ©2014 Beatriz Milhazes


Mariposa | 2004, Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 98 inches
Private Collection, Photograph by Sérgio Guerini. Courtesy of Galeria Almeida & Dale. ©2014 Beatriz Milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botanico

PAMM, Pérez Art Museum Miami  – Sept. 19, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

This is Beatriz’s first major U.S. retrospective and will feature over 40 large-scale abstract paintings, collages and screenprints inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival.  During the early 1990s, the artist developed an unusual painting technique, in which she adhered separate images executed in acrylic paint—such as flowers, arabesques, lace patterns or peace-signs—onto canvases in a style that references collage, graffiti, and plastic decals. This practice results in richly textured surfaces that appear prematurely aged. The exhibition will  examine Milhazes’s evolution from softer, more decorative forms to harder-edged abstraction. Several Durham Press prints will be featured as well!

Blow-Up | 1997, stretch velvet, fabric dye.
courtesy of Worcester Art Museum ©2014 Polly Apfelbaum

Polly ApfelbaumNevermind: Work for the 90s

Worcester Art Museum – October 8, 2014 – March 1, 2015

Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition for the Worcester Art Museum will focus on the 1990s and will include a selection of her rarely seen early synthetic velvet and fabric dye works which developed into her now-iconic floor installations (or “fallen paintings”), exemplified by Blow-Up (1997) in the Museum’s collection.

 

Architects Of The Future - City Inside Her | 2014

Architects Of The Future: City Inside Her | 2014, Woodblock and Screenprint, 25 3/4 x 44 1/4 inches

Chitra GaneshOn Paper: Alternate Realities

The Baltimore Museum of Art – September 21, 2014-April 12, 2015

An exhibition of 26 prints from a diverse group of artists, this new show explores the relationship between high and low art by reimagining the visual language of popular culture. Featured artists include Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, and Enrique Chagoya.

 

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Levitated Mass | 2012, Sculpture, Diorite granite and concrete, 35 × 456 × 21 2/3 ft. Weight: 340 Tons
Courtesy of LACMA. © 2012 Michael Heizer

Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass: The Film

Levitated Mass is a film documenting the installation, transportation and sensation of Michael Heizer’s monolithic sculpture: Levitated Mass: The film was created by  Doug Pray and the sculpture is installed at LACMA. The film, which opened to rave reviews, can be viewed at the following:

Los Angeles, CA Landmark Nuart Opens September 5, 2014
Pasadena, CA Laemmle Playhouse 7 September 13 – 14, 2014
Seattle, WA SIFF Cinema September 26 – 28, 2014
Howell, MI Historic Howell Theater October 2 – 5 & 21 – 24, 2014
San Diego, CA Media Arts San Diego October 4 – 8, 2014
Portland, OR Northwest Film Center October 5 – 6, 2014
Santa Fe, NM CCA Cinematheque Opens October 10, 2014
Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center October 24 – 30, 2014
New York, NY Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Opens November 14, 2014

 

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Untitled | 2014 ink on paper, 60 x 95 inches
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James NaresHigh Speed Drawings

Paul Kasmin Gallery – Currently to October 25, 2014

HIGH SPEED DRAWINGS demonstrates Nares’ masterful ability to capture precise moments in time and extend them through visual representation. In his new body of work, Nares introduces a new technique, using Chinese ink on paper to create rippling lines of various widths.

In a similar fashion to his Brushstroke paintings and ROAD PAINT series, Nares re-appropriates mechanical tools to create his artworks. He utilizes a spinning steel drum, powered by a motor. As the drum, with paper fastened to it, rotates, the artist draws lines of ink using paintbrushes he has created specifically for this body of work. As a result of the spinning drum and the artist’s precise movements, each band takes its own form. Nares’ artworks showcase his exploration on the subject of movement; some drawings he creates with one steady line, others from a continuously repeating stroke, but all manifest a careful choreography of spontaneity and control.”

Read James Nares “High Speed Drawings” article

 

Clarivel Centered | 2014 Rhinestones, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel 60 x 96 inches
courtesy of Galerie Nathalie Obadia © 2014 Mickalene Thomas

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Femme au Divan 

Gallerie Nathalie Obadia – September 11th – October 28th

A solo exhibition at Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, including works from the Femme au Divan II exhibition in Monaco earlier this summer, a new selection of paintings, collages, and new film installation will be on view.’

I Was Born to do Great Things

Kavi Gupta Gallery – September 19 – November 15, 2014

I Was Born to do Great Things, at Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago continues the exploration of my mother and muse, Sandra Bush. Following the film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (2012), the exhibition acts as a portrait of my mother through her belongings. Taking the form of a domestic installation, the exhibition will include a series of bronze works cast from these personal items. Carrying great significance to both mother and daughter, these articles of clothing and jewelry are destroyed through this process of casting and are preserved and transformed into highly finished objects of nostalgia and memory.

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New Release: Chitra Ganesh | Architects of the Future

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Architects of the Future | 2014, Woodblock and Screenprint, Ed. 25

Durham Press is proud to present Chitra Ganesh’s portfolio of prints, Architects of the Future.  The portfolio consists of four woodblock and screenprints in an edition of 25.  The prints measure 25 3/4 inches in height and range from 18 to 44 inches in width, and they combine between 15 and 40 impressions each.

In her drawing, painting, installation, text and film works, Ganesh excavates histories that typically have been excluded from the canons of literature and art.  She draws from a broad range of material including the iconography of Hindu, Greek and Buddhist mythology, 19th-century European portraiture and fairytales, song lyrics, as well as contemporary visual culture such as Bollywood posters, anime, and comic books.  Through a process of automatic writing, Ganesh probes these sources and narratives to uncover moments of absence and submerged desire.

In Architects of the Future, Ganesh integrates the visual language of 60s and 70s science fiction with imagery loosely inspired by the Amar Chitra Katha–a long-running comic series that portrays traditional Indian epics, history, and mythology.  The four prints form a nonlinear narrative of “unforseen desire and untimely loss” that occur in an alternate world in an imagined past and a distant future.  Within this retro-futurist universe, bodies, like time, are fluid.  They are doubled, dismembered, as well as exceeding their limits and extending into their surroundings.

By exploring bodies, space, and history through disparate visual languages, Ganesh asks her viewers to seek and consider alternate narratives of sexuality and power.  There are always untold stories trying to rise to the surface.

Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn-based artist who works–often collaboratively–in many disciplines, including drawing, painting, film, and text.  She holds her BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University.  She is also an alumnus of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and a 2012 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts.

Currently, she is an Artist-in-Residence at New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the first Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has also been spending much of her time in India, where she has been extensively studying Indian comics and visual culture.

Ganesh’s work has been exhibited at venues such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Asia Society, Bronx Museum of Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, White Columns, Momenta Art, and Apex Art in New York. International venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai), Devi Art Foundation (New Delhi), EVAM (Spain), Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Netherlands), ZKM (Germany), and the Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai). She has displayed recent solo projects at the Gothenburg Kunsthalle, MoMA PS1, and The Andy Warhol Museum, and has shown her latest film at the Center for Asian American Media’s CAAM Fest.

Her work is represented in prominent international collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, and the Saatchi Collection. She is represented by Wend Norris Gallery in San Francisco. Architects of the Future is Ganesh’s first project at Durham Press.

Architects of the Future is available as a set or as individual prints directly through our gallery. Please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead for more information, [email protected]

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Studio shots of Chitra’s portfolio featuring the print “Away From the Watcher”:

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