On View: Mickalene Thomas @ Newcomb Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

Photo by Jeffery Johnston, Courtesy Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

Newcomb Art Museum – January 18, 2017 – April 9, 2017

Durham Press is pleased to announce Mickalene Thomas’s solo exhibition, Waiting on Prime-Time Star, now on view at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University. The exhibition brings together more than 40 works of paintings, photographs, prints, collages, sculpture, film, and installation, including Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires, a mixed-media collage printed and published with Durham Press.

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The print, “Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires,” is an ambitious work made with 61 colors, 58 screens, 27 individual blocks, and 50 different collage components, including mahogany and cherry veneers. Each component and process adds to the lush composition of color, texture and pattern. The figures included in the collage are printed from an interior scene Thomas composed and photographed at 20 x 24 Studio in New York using a large format camera. Many of the landscape photographs used in the print are from Thomas’s personal travel in Africa.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit Newcomb Art Museum.

Mickalene Thomas has been working with Durham Press since 2010, and her prints are available directly through our gallery. Please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead for more information.

Current Press
The New Orleans Times 
Art Daily
Tulane University
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Durham Press @ Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair April 1st and 2nd with a VIP preview Friday, March 31st. The biennial fair is held at the Baltimore Museum of Art at 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dates & Hours
Friday, March 31    6pm – 8:30pm VIP Preview
Saturday, April 1   10am – 8pm
Sunday, April 2     10am – 5pm

For more information about the fair please click here.
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On View: Emil Lukas @ Sperone Westwater

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Photo courtesy of Sperone Westwater

Sperone Westwater – January 7, 2017 – February 11, 2017

Durham Press is pleased to announce Emil Lukas’s solo exhibition at Sperone Westwater in New York. The new works on view debut expansions of four series, including Stacks, Thread Paintings, Bubble-Wrap Paintings, and his newest work, Liquid Lens, an aluminum sculpture constructed from welded and calibrated aluminum tubes.

Liquid Lens is an interactive lens that breaks down the elements of seeing on a large scale. The curved shape of the sculpture is a “material manifestation of one-point perspective – the form of the piece mimics the way all lines converge at the vanishing point.” Many of Lukas’s new pieces are shape-shifters, changing in appearance depending on light and view point. “In a weird way, I consider these paintings, because they’re a warped surface that been manipulated and altered to create this event,” Lukas says.

Credit Courtesy of Sperone Westwater

Photo courtesy of Sperone Westwater

Current Press
The New York Times
Sperone Westwater – Press Release
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On View: Hurvin Anderson @ Michael Werner

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Photo credit: Michael Werner Gallery

Michael Werner Gallery – November 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Durham Press is pleased to announce Hurvin Anderson’s solo show, Foreign Body, now on view at Michael Werner Gallery, New York. Anderson’s paintings often return to the same locations and scenes of the Caribbean, revealing different imagery and techniques with each reiteration. “Anderson’s newest paintings move toward abstraction, suggesting boundaries and shifting viewpoints, creating a sensation akin to a flicker of memory.” The show is on view at the gallery’s Upper East Side location until January 14th. 

For more information on this exhibition please visit Micheal Werner Gallery website.

Current Press
Forbes Lifestyle
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New Release: Polly Apfelbaum

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Hudson River Valley Nirvana | Woodblock on Handmade Japanese Paper | Edition of 15

Durham Press has completed a new series of prints with Polly Apfelbaum: Hudson River Valley Nirvana. Initially conceived in 2012, these six woodblock prints use vertical lines and a square format as a starting point from which to explore the interaction of primary and secondary colors.

Apfelbaum adopted a systematic approach to discover the possible images within a set of parameters, much like Joseph Albers’ Interaction of Color. Printed with dozens of narrow wooden blocks, the six works feature the same set of primary and secondary colors that are repeated in different arrangements, with a largely symmetrical structure applied to each image. The variation among the series showcases the unexpected results that can arise from a clear and controlled process. This compositional strategy recalls her early floor works and was an inspiration for a woven floor installation created for the Miss Dior exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, in 2012.

Hudson River Valley Nirvana, like many of Apfelbaum’s works, draws on diverse influences spanning art history, pop culture, and religion. The artist likened the chromatic effect of the prints to the dynamic skies captured by the Hudson River School painters. (Apfelbaum herself spends time in the region, which is a short trip from her New York City studio.) The Hudson River School is one among many of the prints’ artistic and cultural referents. They relate to Minimalism with their fixed compositional structure, but also to psychedelic and Op art. The title of the series, too, is loaded with allusions—for the artist, Nirvana refers equally to the Buddhist concept of enlightenment as it does to the Seattle grunge band. This combination of the “spiritual and punk rock” suggests that viewers are invited both to consider the nuances of the series in quiet contemplation as well as to take in the prints’ energetic colors in quick, unfettered moments. 

Hudson River Valley Nirvana and many other prints by Polly Apfelbaum are available directly through Durham Press. For more information, including pricing, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead.

The Series, as well as new unique works by Polly Apfelbaum, is now on view in NYC at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery untill January 14th.

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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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On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ Otis College of Art and Design

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Photo courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Otis College of Art and Design | Ben Maltz Gallery – Sept 24, 2016 – Dec 6, 2016

Durham Press would like to congratulate Polly Apfelbaum on her solo exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes currently on view at Otis College of Art and Design. The gallery’s exhibition of Polly’s floor pieces, ceramic and wooden sculptures, and handmade ceramic beads is on public view for the first time in Los Angeles at Ben Maltz Gallery. Apfelbaum has worked with weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico to design and produce four large 13 x 25 foot area rugs where visitors are invited to take off their shoes and spend time within the installation.

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Photo courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Public programming will also take place during the exhibition dates which include The Carpet Sessions, a series of conversations between Apfelbaum and invited guests:

The Carpet Sessions: Polly Apfelbaum + Connie Butler | Sun Sep 25
The Carpet Sessions: Polly Apfelbaum + David Pagel | Sun Oct 16
The Carpet Sessions: Polly Apfelbaum + Jennifer Steinkamp | Sun Nov 13

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Durham Press @ IFPDA 2016

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Durham Press will be exhibiting at the 2016 IFPDA Print Fair Thursday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th with an Opening Night Preview Wednesday, November 2nd. The fair will be held at the historic Park Avenue Armory located on Park Avenue between 66th and 67th streets in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This year marks IFPDA’s 25th anniversary of the fair!

We will be exhibiting exciting new works by Hurvin AndersonPolly ApfelbaumMichael HeizerBeatriz MilhazesJames Nares, and Mickalene Thomas.

Hours:

Wednesday, Nov 2nd       6:30pm – 9pm  (Opening Night Preview )
Thursday, Nov 3rd           12pm – 8pm
Friday, Nov 4th                12pm – 8pm
Saturday, Nov 5th            12pm – 8pm
Sunday, Nov 6th              12pm – 6pm

In addition to the Print Fair, the IFPDA will present New York Print Week, from October 31 – November 6, with events, exhibitions, lectures, artist talks and openings in IFPDA-member galleries, museums, auction houses, and alternative spaces around New York.

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

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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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On view: Polly Apfelbaum + Hurvin Anderson @ Camden Arts Centre

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Installation view of Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre, 2016. Photo: Mark Blower

Camden Arts Centre – June 19, 2016 – September 18, 2016

Making & Unmaking, curated by fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest artist-selected exhibition at London’s Camden Arts Centre. Infusing together over 70 international artists, including Polly Apfelbaum and Hurvin Anderson, the show places traditional African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries along with contemporary works and new commissions.

The eclectic collage of works addresses themes that include cultural identity, representations of beauty, gender, sexuality, innocence, and the body. Olowu worked to create a sense of “artist hand,” where everything looks deeply handmade and not in any way mass produced. This exhibition was created with a desire to create harmony and diversity, and as a result, the works came together organically, much like Olowu’s fashion collections.

Polly Apfelbaum also on view at:
Albright Knox Gallery – June 18 – October 9, 2016
Hannah Hoffman Gallery – June 4 – July 16, 2016

Hurvin Anderson also on view at:
New Art Exchange – July 2 – September 18, 2016
AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario – May 19 – August 21, 2016

Current Press
Vogue
WWD
Interview
Camden Arts Centre | Introductory Talk

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