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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #368. First Drawn by: Jo Watanabe and others.
A Celebration of LeWitt at Paula Cooper
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Saturday, October 22, 2016

On view at Paula Cooper Gallery is a sweeping celebration of Sol LeWitt’s prolific career in all public locations of the gallery. The exhibitions include monumental wall drawings in India ink and Styrofoam; enumerative, encyclopedic studies in photography; tectonic open structures and oblique complex forms; as well as prints and works on paper.

At 534 West 21st Street is the outstanding Wall Drawing #368 (1982), first drawing by former Pace Editions printer Jo Watanabe. Diverging from his early austere minimalist aesthetic, the vigorous broad stripes of the work create a seductive, vibrating expanse. Installed in the front gallery space are two Styrofoam wall drawings from 1993, constructed from irregular polystyrene fragments. The works’ asperous edges reverberate in juxtaposition to the sharp angles and sleek planes of LeWitt’s Complex Form #65 (1989), also on view.

Detail of: "Number 190" (2016), Wood, paint, and mixed media Installation dimensions variable
Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Saturday, October 8, 2016

New work by artist and Pace Prints collaborator Leonardo Drew will be on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. through October 8, 2016. The exhibition marks Drew’s fifth solo show at the gallery.

Leonardo Drew is known for his abstract sculptural installations, which incorporate materials such as paper, rope, wood, paint chips, tree branches and roots, and sheet metal. In Drew’s hands, these raw materials are exhaustingly transformed to resemble debris. While artistically rooted in art movements of the 1950s and 60s including abstract expressionism, minimalism, and Arte Povera, Drew - influenced by non-Western philosophical traditions - views his work as a reflection of the cyclical nature of time, the continual processes of transformation, and the connectivity of all things. This is perhaps most evident in the artist’s practice of incorporating parts of earlier works into newer pieces, including several of the works on view in the current exhibition.

Drew’s current work also displays a concrete engagement with language, particularly in works like Number 181, 2016, which includes white stripes reminiscent of lines of text or musical notation. Viewed in detail, the works also recalls ancient writing forms – symbols cut into stone such as hieroglyphics and cuneiform – or possibly letterpress blocks that are worn, reshaped, and reused.

"10 Vertical/9 Horizontal" (2016)
Yasu Shibata: Japanese Woodcuts at Foundry Vineyards
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016

Walla Walla, WA – Foundry Vineyards is honored to announce its new art exhibition featuring Master Printer Yasu Shibata and Master Calligrapher Yoshiyasu Fujii. The opening reception will be held Sunday, June 26th, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 7p.m. Master Printer Yasu Shibata received his BFA from Kyoto Sika University before moving to the United States in 1991. In the U.S., he began his printing career at Tyler Graphics working for artists such as Frank Stella, David Salle and Helen Frakenthaler.

Currently, Shibata works at the print publisher Pace Editions in New York where he prints exclusively using Mokuhanga techniques to create editions for artists such as Chuck Close and James Siena. Shibata’s own artwork utilizes both reduction style techniques and Japanese woodcut methods to create multiple layers of pigment that results in vibrant colors exhibited through variations of simple shapes.

Master Calligrapher Yoshiyasu Fujii’s lifelong passion for calligraphy began at the age of five and continued onto his
college career where he attended Daito Bunka University to study under Master Calligrapher Shumpo Akashi. From there, he continued to receive many awards, including the 1990 and 1992 top award at the Mainichi Calligraphy Competition, one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious calligraphy competitions. Fujii was also awarded the only U.S. license for calligraphy instruction by the Japanese Ministry of Education. He has used his talents to promote the unique art form of calligraphy in the U.S., through schools and programs held in Seattle, Portland, California and on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

This exhibition is funded by the Anderson Foundation for the Arts and coordinated through the Whitman Mokuhanga Center. The Whitman Mokuhanga Center was founded in 2015 by Keiko Hara and Akira R. Takemoto as a way to promote and explore the Mokuhanga printing method and Japanese culture through workshops, demonstrations, and community events.

Dan Walsh, "Folio C," published by Pace Editions, Inc. in 2015. One in a suite of 5 etchings, 22 3/4" x 22 3/4", Edition of 30.
Dan Walsh Curates "Innervisions" at IPCNY
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pace Prints collaborator Dan Walsh curated an exhibition for the International Print Center New York titled Innervisions: New Prints 2016/Summer, on view June 16—September 24, 2016 at 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor.

Walsh selected and installed works in the exhibition from a pool of over 2,000 submissions by roughly 800 artists. The exhibition features 54 works by 50 artists, including 31 artists exhibiting for the first time at IPCNY. Innervisions reflects the growing geographic reach of New Prints submissions, with artists exhibiting from 16 states and 10 countries.

About the exhibition, Dan Walsh writes: “Innervisions proposes the idea of how the medium of printmaking, for all its mechanical and physical methodologies, innately and naturally lends itself to express expansive and interior visions. The print has always attracted a certain kind of artist who is drawn to the macro/micro world of the plate or block, and especially the process. This group of fifty artists is no exception. Their approach to the practice is from a variety of perspectives, which reflects today’s environment of diverse interests and non-hierarchical thinking.”

Artists: Marina Adams, Alison Alder, Rosaire Appel, Peter Baczek, Allison Bianco, Monika Brzegowska, Phillip Chen, María Chillón, Douglas Collins, Claudia Cron, Luca Cruzat, Ella Desmond, Annelies Dykgraaf, Leslie Eliet, Beth Fein, Robert Fitzmaurice, Gabriella Grill, Gary Groves, Alicja Habisiak-Matczak, Vanessa Hall-Patch, Takuji Hamanaka, Emma Hammond-Thomas, Amber Heaton, Cecily Brooke Howell, Sarah Hulsey, Su-Li Hung, Paul John, Lynne Johnson, Hildur M H Jónasson, Tressa Jones, Carrie Phillips Kieser, Maho Kino, Andrew Kozlowski, Christopher B. Lane, Nancy Lasar, Marc Lepson, Stefano Luciano, Steve McClure, Monika Meler, Carol Montgomery, Thomas J. Norulak, Kristina Norvilaitė, Cheryl Paswater, Dennis Peterson, Eija Piironen, Senso, Suo Yuan Wang, Cory Wasnewsky, Ian J. Welch and Susan York.

Presses and publishers: Bleu Acier Inc. (Tampa, FL), Cade Tompkins Projects (Providence, RI), Endless Editions (New York, NY), Galerie Schumm-Braunstein (Paris, France), Matrix Press (Missoula, MT), Press Rappel (New York, NY), Spazio Grafica (Vicenza, Italy), Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque, NM), Three Cheers Press (Nashville, TN) and VanDeb Editions (Long Island City, NY).

Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Flexible" (1984/2016), 24-Color Screenprint, 60 ¼ x 45 ½ inches, Edition of 85
New Release from the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat is pleased to announce the release of a new 24-color Basquiat screenprint titled Flexible (1984/2016), published by Flatiron Editions. The edition of 85 will be available exclusively through Pace Prints starting on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am EDT.

Flexible, based on a panel painting created in Basquiat’s Venice, California studio in 1984, portrays the griot—a storyteller, entertainer, and purveyor of oral history from West African culture. Referencing the artist’s exploration of and struggle with the role of artist-as-everyman, his interest in imagery from earlier cultures, an affinity for historical and contemporary black figures and an x-ray view into internal organs, Flexible conveys an examination of identity. Basquiat’s signature broad, aggressive brush strokes and flat areas of color both reveal and conceal previous layers of paint and imagery, framing one of the artist’s most arresting and iconic figures.

The posthumous release is stamped and signed by Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, the artist’s sisters and administrators of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Flexible (1984/2016) will be available at Pace Prints Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY and via email starting at 11:00am on June 7, 2016. Priority will be given to in-person requests. For remote requests, please email basquiat@paceprints.com starting at 11:00:00am EDT with your name, billing address and telephone number. Requests will be confirmed via phone in the order in which the emails are received. Emails with a timestamp before 11:00:00am EDT on June 7 will not be honored. The edition will be released at $40,000 USD with tiered pricing. A non-refundable deposit of $5,000 USD is required to secure the purchase and payment must be made in full by July 29, 2016. Packing, framing and shipping not included.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1960. He began his career making street art composed of enigmatic writings on buildings and walls in downtown Manhattan in the late 1970s. His work quickly rose to the spotlight, and by the early 1980s he gained the attention and acclaim of galleries and museums internationally. In what is often classified as a neoexpressionist style, Basquiat drew on social and political themes like systematic racism, identity politics and commodity culture. The artist died at the age of 27 on August 12, 1988 in his studio on Great Jones Street in New York City. Major exhibitions include “Jean- Michel Basquiat: Paintings 1981–1984,” Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (1984; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, through 1985); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (1987, 1989); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1993; traveled to Menil Collection, Houston; Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; and Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Alabama, through 1994); “Basquiat,” Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2005; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through 2006); and Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (2010; traveled to Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris); and “Now is the Time” at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2015; traveled to the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2015). A major exhibition of his work is scheduled for 2017 at the Barbican Centre in London.

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