BethanyCollins. America: A Hymnal, 2017. Artist’s book of 100 laser-cut sheets. 6×9×1 in. Edition 25. Published by PATRON Gallery, Chicago. © BethanyCollins. Image courtesy of the artist and PATRON Gallery, Chicago. Photo by Evan Jenkins.
The International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York’s premier nonprofit arts institution dedicated to promoting print as the primary artistic, cultural and social medium, is rebranded Printing Center New York at the opening of his new home in October this year. As part of a strategic plan created for Print Center New York’s 20th anniversary in 2021, the naming, along with an upcoming visual identity, reflects the vision of this new chapter for the acclaimed art space. Milestones include expanding the board of trustees and staff, deepening support for artists with new professional development opportunities, expanding the exhibition calendar to include monographic exhibitions, and exploring the role of prints in a broader and more diverse artistic and cultural framework.
The Print Center New York will inaugurate the new ground floor space at 535 West 24th Street Visual Record: The materiality of sound in print, an exhibition exploring how artists have used print-based processes to explore the relationship between sound and its visual representation since the 1970s. Organized by guest curator Elleree Erdoswho has since been appointed Director, Prints and Multiples at David Zwirner, the presentation includes works by 15 artists, including Terry Adkins, John Cage, Bethany Collins, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Dario Robleto and Audra Wolowiec, among others. visual recording can be seen until January 2023.
Rooted in the traditions of clay and print, the works are in visual recording reflect an increasing interest in how prints relate to and inform broader multimedia practices at both technical and conceptual levels. visual recording will highlight artists whose work translates between sound and print with distinctly physical means. Across a wide range of themes – from the rhythms of jazz and American nostalgia to the sound of silence and the coding of race in acoustic matter – the works show how the idea of the “gramophone record” is reinforced through innovative technical and conceptual approaches to printmaking.
A companion publication features essays by Elleree Erdos, Jennifer L. Roberts and David Toop and will be available this fall.
Public programs related to Visual Record as well as information on future exhibitions will be announced shortly.
ABOUT PRINT CENTER NEW YORK
The Print Center New York is New York’s premier non-profit exhibition space dedicated to exploring the dynamic and accessible medium of print within broader artistic and cultural discourses. Print Center New York engages audiences in a welcoming environment, both on-site and online, through interdisciplinary exhibitions, innovative science, educational programs and digital resources. As a 501(c)(3) entity, Print Center New York relies on foundations, governments, individual support and member contributions to fund its programs. A new ground floor space at 535 West 24th Street, opening in early October 2022 and designed by architect Markus Dochantschi of studioMDA, will house the Print Center New York’s exhibition galleries and offices, greatly expanding public access and program capacity.