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Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, 212-673-5390
Hell's Kitchen
May 10 - July 8, 2012
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6 - 8 PM
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Exhibition Dates: May 10 – July 8, 2012 Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the EDITIONS ‘12: EXHIBITION OPENING AND CATALOGUE LAUNCH on Thursday, May 10. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from May 10 – July 8, 2012. With a catalogue essay by Roberta Waddell, a renowned print expert and former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, the catalogue and exhibition feature new works created by recipients of the Printshop’s Special Editions and Publishing Residencies: Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, and David Kramer, and Enoc Perez.

The Special Editions Residency provides emerging artists with an opportunity to create a major new body of work in collaboration with Master Printers Erik Hougen and James Miller, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, and David Kramer have all immersed themselves in printmaking for several months, exploring new materials and techniques that have broadened their practice. What followed were outstanding projects of conceptual and technical expertise that showcase the artists’ most ambitious print projects to date.

Enoc Perez created the Lever House suite through the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency Program, also working with Dusica Kirjakovic, Erik Hougen, and James Miller. Continuing his exploration of modernist buildings and their architectural allure, both symbolically and aesthetically, Perez has revisited the distinguished New York City Lever House building as subject. Ultimately, these prints offer both a bold point of view and a sense of effortless completion.

The Printshop’s residency programs offer opportunities to artists of all career stages to use professional facilities and collaborate with talented printers who approach each artist’s vision with great care and skill.

About the Artists HONG SEON JANG (b. 1972, Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in Queens, NY) received his MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and BFA from Dan Kook University. Select exhibitions include Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; and David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO. He has participated in many residency programs and is the recipient of the Urban Artist Initiative Grant.

JENNIE C. JONES (b. 1968, Cincinatti, OH; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Select exhibitions include Sikkema, Jenkins & Co, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA; and forthcoming exhibitions at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washing, DC. Jones is the recipient of grants from Creative Capital and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

DARINA KARPOV (b. 1973, St. Petersburg, Russia; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Yale University and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Select exhibitions include Hales Gallery, London, England; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; and Peter Fingesten Gallery, New York, NY. She is a recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and is represented by Pierogi Gallery.

DAVID KRAMER (b. 1963, New York, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA in sculpture from Pratt. His work has been the subject of national and international solo exhibitions including Galerie Laurent Godin in Paris, France; Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, Belgium; Pierogi in Brooklyn, NY; Tom Jankar Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Pollard + Mulherin Gallery in New York, NY; and Heiner Contemporary in Washington DC. He is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant Fellowship and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship.

ENOC PEREZ (b. 1967, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Hunter College and BFA from Pratt Institute. In 2007 he was the focus of a major survey exhibition at MoCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami. He has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; The Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; the UCLA Hammer Museum, CA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; and El Museo del Barrio, NY. Perez is represented in New York by Acquavella Galleries.

About the Essayist ROBERTA WADDELL is an independent curator, a former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, and a member of the Print Council of America.

Lower East Side Printshop’s programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust – Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to our Patrons: Akua Water-based Inks, Laura and Lloyd Blankfein, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn and Gary Cohn, Deutsche Bank, Peter Ezersky, Susan and Eddie Falk, Courtney Finch Taylor, Michael and Laura Fisch, Cheri Friedman, ICAP / John Nixon, Martin and Shelley Kaufman, John B. Koegel, Esq., Stacey and Curtis Lane, Stacy and John Louizos, Jill and Thomas Marino, Newmark Knight Frank/Jeffrey Gural, Jane Nixon, Andrew Charles Porter, Carla and Tim Porter, Jane Dresner Sadaka and Ned Sadaka, Mary and David Solomon, Cristin Tierney Gallery, and Volusion, Inc.

We thank our volunteers, friends, members, and patrons for their dedication, support, and generosity.
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