NEW RELEASE: MICHAEL HEIZER

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Hard Edge Etchings | Etching with Aquatint | Edition of 28

Michael Heizer has completed a new group of intaglio prints with Durham Press titled Hard Edge Etchings. The portfolio consists of four prints, each measuring 22 x 19 ¼ inches.

The Hard Edge Etchings were made from custom-cut, shaped copper plates with unique silhouettes, relating to his works on nonstandard canvases: Hard Edge Paintings and his recent Wet Paintings, all of which were shown recently in a solo show at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. Unlike his Hard Edge Paintings—which recall Color Field abstraction with their art historical title and their bold, distinct areas of colors or tone—the prints contain spontaneous yet precise etched lines and shapes that often intersect and overlap. Their active, energetic surfaces harken to the early modernist works of artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich while being decidedly contemporary.

Michael Heizer has been collaborating with Durham Press since 1988. The Hard Edge Etchings are available as a portfolio or individually directly through Durham Press. For more information about these prints and others by Michael Heizer, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead.

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Noteworthy: “Troublemakers” Featuring Michael Heizer

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Michael Heizer’s Double Negative, 1969,  Photo Copyright 2011,Triple Aught Foundation

Durham Press would like to congratulate Michael Heizer on Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, where Heizer is featured as one of the most prolific land artist of our time. This documentary, by filmmaker James Crump, examines how renegade New York artists created monumental land art in the desolate American Southwest in the 1960s and early 1970s. These earth artists sought out how to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing art beyond the gallery.

“You can’t trade this…You can’t put this in your pocket” – Michael Heizer

Today these site-specific works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their creators but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. The film includes rare footage and interviews which tell the enigmatic lives and careers of three pioneers of land art, Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative).

Click here to view showtimes of Troublemakers:The Story of Land Art

Recent Press
Los Angeles Times
The Guardian
New York Times
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Noteworthy: Michael Heizer’s “CITY” becomes part of National Monument

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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 gwyneth@durhampress.com

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New Release: Michael Heizer | Post Historic Screenprint No. 2

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Post Historic Screenprint No. 2 | 2014, Screenprint, 46 x 46 inches, Ed. 40

Durham Press proudly presents two new editions from Michael Heizer, each 46 inches square on Arches Aquarelle 356 gram Cold Press paper. Post Historic Screenprint No. 1 and Post Historic Screenprint No. 2, which combine 22 and 33 individual screens, respectively, are available in editions of 40.

Initially conceived during a session at Durham Press in 2000, Post Historic Screenprints No. 1 & No. 2 were completed after several trips to Heizer’s studios in Nevada this past year. The prints build upon the imagery and themes that have concerned Heizer throughout his career. Considered a pioneer of Land Art with Double Negative (1969-70), and City (on which he has been working since the early 1970s), Heizer primarily works sculpturally outside of typical museum and gallery spaces with excavation, boulders and construction machinery. His recent sculpture, Levitated Mass, built for the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, drew wide attention not only for its awe-inspiring beauty, but for its incredible year-long transport and installation.

Like many of his sculptures, these screenprints are inspired by ancient forms – stones, tools, and the architecture and planning of pre-Columbian sites – as well as Minimalist abstraction. His sculptural work calls attention to the ironic relationship between monumentality and capriciousness, which is reimagined here on paper. In Post Historic Screenprints No. 1 & No. 2, the formal composition of the seemingly aged and immutable objects contrasts with the quick, graffiti-like marks that surround and cover them. Artifacts are offhand, and the offhand is made to endure.

Michael Heizer was born in Berkeley, CA, in 1944, the son of an archaeologist. Since the late 1960s, he has been known as one of the most original and innovative artists in the world. His first collaboration with Durham Press, the Offering series, was completed in 1992. Heizer currently lives in the Nevada desert, where he continues to work on City, an enormous (approximately one third square mile) sculpture, supported by the Dia and Lannan Foundations and due for completion in the next couple of years. A major exhibition is planned at Gagosian Gallery in New York in 2015.

For pricing and availability of Michael Heizer’s prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearnheadgwyneth@durhampress.com.

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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.

 

2012 Sculpture Diorite granite and concrete 35 × 456 × 21 2/3 ft. (10.67 × 138.98 × 6.6 m) Weight: 340 Tons

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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Noteworthy: Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass Film

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Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass was installed at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the summer of 2012. The monolith made a momentous trek from the Jurupa Valley to Miracle Mile in early 2012 from a quarry to the museum. As part of the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, LACMA debuts Doug Pray’s documentary, Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture, on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The film is about the 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, California to the LACMA last year and mounted upon the walls of a 456 foot slot. The 105-mile transport captured international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians as it crawled through their neighborhoods on a 294-foot long, 206-wheeled transport over the course of ten nights. The resulting artwork, by the legendary and reclusive artist Michael Heizer is named “Levitated Mass”. Click here to see a clip of the film.

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Image of the filmmaker, Doug Pray, and the artist, Michael Heizer

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Noteworthy: Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass will open June 24th

Michael Heizer’s new sculpture “Levitated Mass” will open to the public on Sunday, June 24th at LACMA. “Levitated Mass” is a 340-ton boulder suspended above a 456-foot-long concrete channel. Heizer found the rock in December 2006 in a quarry in California. Click here to read an interview in the LA Times with Michael, where he discusses the monumental project.  It looks awesome!

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