Durham Press is pleased to announce the completion of Gold Rose, a series of four new print editions by celebrated Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Created and proofed in the fall of 2009, and competed last month, the four editions – Salt, Cinnamon, Red Pepper, and Sugar – include Milhazes’s first diptych and triptych, and combine woodblock, woodcut and silkscreen techniques. The series was first exhibited at the IFPDA Print Fair late last year and more recently at the James Cohan Gallery in New York.
Milhazes has been making work at Durham Press since 1996. In that time, she has collaborated with printmaker Jean-Paul Russell on over twenty editions, including Figo, Noite de verão and Jamaica in 2006 and the Copacabana series completed in 2004.
Gold Rose marks a very special moment in my process working with Jean-Paul Russell. For the first time in my printmaking experience we started from a sketch that I made in my studio in Rio before I arrived at Durham Press. The sketch was the reference for the new drawings for the prints. The seven prints (shared in 2 singles, 1 diptych, 1 triptych) have a rhythm with extremely sharp, disturbing and unexpected visual moments. This series of prints consecrate an important exchange between my paintings and collages.
In 2011 Beatriz Milhazes will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland. Other recent solo exhibitions include: Cartier Foundation of Paris, France, 2009, and Pinacoteca do Estacao in Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2008.