New Release: James Nares |Before the Rain + Early Days

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Durham Press is proud to announce the release of two new editions by James Nares entitled, Before the Rain and Early Days. Each print measures 46 7/8 x 34 3/4 inches and is an edition of 48.

Nares’ inspiration stems from movement and gesture. Using his own crafted brushes, Nares’ work is often composed of a single brushstroke, which he will often erase and repeat until he finds a final stroke that balances both form and spontaneity.

For pricing and availability, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead, [email protected]






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


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 Fearnhead[email protected].



New Edition: James Nares | Step Up


STEP UP | 2013, Screenprint, 58 x 46 inches, Ed. 44

Durham Press is pleased to announce the completion of STEP UP, the latest edition print by James Nares. STEP UP measures 58 x 46 inches and is printed with over ten different screens and inks. STEP UP is printed on Saunders Waterford paper and is an edition of 44.


Nares’s work focuses on movement, rhythm and repetition. His most iconic works are usually made as a single brushstroke, a visual recording of gesture and the passage of time across the canvas. Using brushes of his own design, he repeatedly creates and erases his strokes, over and over again, until he feels he has made a mark that represents a precise balance between intent and improvisation.

Each screen is printed with a different shade of ink in a slightly different profile, which gradually builds the image into a rich and highly textured finished print.


James Nares was born in London in 1953 and currently lives and works in New York. His work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Paul Kasmin Gallery is currently featuring an exhibition of new paintings entitled “Road Paint”. The exhibition runs through June 22nd.


Noteworthy: Durham Press Open House


Durham Press will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, May 5th from 1 – 4pm. Please join us for an afternoon of art, a printmaking demonstration and a tour of our galleries and studios.

Durham Press is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, an hour and a half away from New York City. RSVP not required but appreciated!

Mickalene Thomas at MoMA – Coversations: Among Friends

Mickalene Thomas, Landscape Majestic | 2011, Woodblock, Silkscreen and Digital Print, 52 x 68 5/8 inches

The Museum of Modern Art is hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, January 24th, at 7:00 pm, which will include Mickalene Thomas. Conversations: Among Friends explores works of art as reflections of their political and social contexts. This program features a conversation between artists Derrick Adams, Clifford Owens, Xaviera Simmons, and Mickalene Thomas, with an introduction by Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.


James Nares- New Prints and Exhibition

You Don't Say Series, 2011-12, Screenprints, 75 x 28 inches, Approximate Edition of 30

Durham Press is pleased to announce a new series of prints by James NaresYou Don’t Say is currently in production and should be completed in late January. The prints will be signed so that they can be installed horizontally or vertically. This is the 8th project, since 2002, that James has worked on with Durham Press.

Paul Kasmin is currently presenting an exhibition of James’ work 1976: Movies, Photographs and Related Works on Paper. The exhibition will feature 5 films that James made in 1976. The exhibition runs from January 6th until February 11th, 2012. Check out Linda Yablonsky’s great review of the exhibition for the New York Times.

You Don't Say 2 in Production

James Reviewing a Proof

Printing of the Edition

Beatriz Milhazes : Screenprints Exhibition by Whitechapel at the Windsor Gallery

Beatriz Milhazes is the first artist chosen for a solo exhibition at The Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida. The exhibition was organized by the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The exhibition features all of the prints that Beatriz created at Durham Press from 1996-2011. Beatriz has worked with Durham Press since 1996, in that time she has created 25 beautiful and complicated prints. The Gallery at Windsor showcases this accomplishment.

Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London said:”The Whitechapel Gallery has always pioneered world-class artists and we are delighted to realise a new exhibition in the Gallery at Windsor. I see Beatriz’s work as orchestral, with circular elements interweaving to form a symphony of colour and shape. The titles of her work are in themselves a form of poetry. To show these alongside archival materials and the beautiful artist’s books gives the show a further dimension. Art historical echoes are both European and Brazilian – we can see Milhazes as the inheritor both of artists such as Matisse and Sonia Delaunay, as well as the Brazilian Tropicalia movement. The different forms of her work will be enhanced by the fantastic light of the gallery and the beautiful landscape surrounding it.”

The exhibition will be on display from December 3rd, 2011 through February 28th, 2012. The opening of exhibition conincided with Art Basel Miami Beach. A catalogue of the prints will be produced and will feature a statement from JP about his working relationship with Beatriz and the process they have created and utilized to make this incredible body of work. Individuals and small groups of 10 or less are invited to tour the gallery, with all tours scheduled by appointment only. Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; weekends 10:00 AM 5:00 PM. Please contact the gallery with questions and/or requests at 772 388 4071 or [email protected].


Visit Durham Press at Art Miami

Durham Press is pleased to be a participant in Art Miami this year. The fair had a great opening last night and is open to the public today through Saturday from 11am until 7pm and Sunday from 11am until 6pm. Please stop by and say hello – we are in booth A27! We have new works by James Nares, Emil Lukas, Polly Apfelbaum, Mickalene Thomas, Hurvin Anderson, and some wonderful prints by Beatriz Milhazes.




Landscape Majestic in Art For Africa Auction

This Thursday, November 17th, at 6pm there will be an auction at Sotheby’s New York called Art for Africa. The works in the auction, generously donated by contemporary African and American artists, will support the Africa Foundation primarily in its efforts to improve the lives of many orphaned and vulnerable children across Africa, through education and healthcare. The Africa Foundation has been hard at work in more than 50 communities across South and Eastern Africa for 19 years – “Empowering communities through conservation.”  Mickalane Thomas and Durham Press have donated one Mickalene’s incredible prints, Landscape Majestic, to this auction and I hope you will take some time to look at all the great lots at the auction and consider supporting it!

Landscape Majestic | 2011, Woodblock, Silkscreen, and Digital Print Collage, 52 x 68 5/8 inches, Ed. 30


Hurvin Anderson at Durham Press

Welcome Series: Black and White | 2011, Woodblock, Screenprint and Wallpaper Relief, 38 x 58 5/8 inches, Ed. 30

Hurvin Anderson was working in the Durham Press studios and to sign his print Welcome Series: Black and White – a beautiful woodblock and screenprint with wallpaper relief printing – and he also began working on a colorful variation of the same image, entitled Welcome Series: Margaritas.

Hurvin has now created 4 projects at Durham Press. The first print created by Hurvin is Barbershop Print , which is a woodblock and screenprint created in 2010. Mrs. S. Keita was the second project to be completed in 2010 and is a series of 8 multicolored screenprints. Central Range, another beautiful screenprint and Welcome Series: Black and White – both were created and completed in 2011.