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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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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New Editions: Beatriz Milhazes | Water Dreaming + Snake Dreaming

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Water Dreaming | 2013, Woodblock and Screenprint, 37 x 46 1/2 inches, ed. 40

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Snake Dreaming | 2013, Woodblock and Screenprint, 37 x 46 1/2 inches, ed. 40

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, Gwyneth@durhampress.com.

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Durham Press @ IFPDA Print Fair

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at the IFPDA Print Fair from Thursday, November 7th through Sunday, November 10th with a preview day on Wednesday, November 6th. The annual fair is held at the Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY. Please visit us at Booth 301 at the front of the fair.In celebration of our 25th year in business, we have the honor of exhibiting in the front booth. We will be featuring new projects by Hurvin AndersonPolly Apfelbaum, Chitra Ganesh, Michael HeizerEmil LukasBeatriz Milhazes and James Nares

Durham Press was founded in 1988 in a beautiful restored school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a short drive from New York City. Our facility houses a gallery and two printmaking studios, with silkscreen, hydraulic, and etching presses, as well as a large wood and metal shop. These studios and workspaces allow visiting artists the tools they need to explore the possibilities of printmaking and push the boundaries of this traditionally two dimensional media. Durham Press has been a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association since 2000 and has participated in the Print Fair since 2002.
FAIR HOURS
Opening Preview Wednesday, November 6th from 6:30-9pm
Thursday, November 7th from 12-8pm
Friday, November 8th from 12-8pm
Saturday, November 9th from 12-8pm
Sunday, November 10th from 12-6pm

 

Polly Apfelbaum’s monoprints in production

This month has been a busy one for Durham Press, as we have had four different artists out here working in the studios in the last four weeks. With both the IFPDA Print Fair in New York City and the INK Miami Print Fair right around the corner, we are working hard to get all of the new work ready to show at these major events. Polly Apfelbaum kicked off the month with a two-week stint at the Press. You can see her here with Jason working on the first of three new Love Parks. Days after finishing the last of the three prints, they were picked up and delivered to the Locks Gallery in Philadelphia, where Polly’s show Big Love is featured in the first floor exhibition space.

Polly & Jason

In the two photos below, you can begin to get a sense of the process that goes into making Polly’s woodblock monoprints. Each block is individually inked and situated, and then a number of blocks are printed simultaneously in the hydraulic press. The piece that JP and Jason are loading into the press is another one of Polly’s new Love Parks.

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Jason & JP - Love Park

The scale of the production of Polly’s prints is hard to imagine without seeing pictures of it. In addition to JP, Polly and the three full-time studio staff members, we also bring on additional help while Polly is here, because the more hands you have to clean and ink blocks the better. At any given time, there can be upwards of eighty different colors rolled out and ready to use on dozens of different sized and shaped blocks. While JP, Jason and Polly are generally working in the press room, you can have anywhere from three to five people in the big studio prepping the blocks to be printed. In the image below, you can see Polly grabbing blocks while Jackie and Jeremy are busy inking.

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