Print Show at The Pearlstein Gallery
January 20, 2010
The International Print Center of New York: New Prints 2009/Autumn show was on display at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibition was part of Philagrafika 2010, which ran from January through mid-April throughout Philadelphia. New Prints 2009/Autumn featured an exceptional group of sixty works by thirty-eight emerging and established artists selected from over 2,000 submissions. Techniques ranged from the traditional to the highly experimental and all of the work has been made within the past twelve months. The IPCNY New Prints 2009/Autumn show ran through March 12th.
New Prints 2009/Autumn featured exciting works and inventive processes including three screen printed T-shirts shrink-wrapped in meat packaging, a unique piece screen printed on post-it notes and a work comprised of dust on paper in an aluminum frame. Exhibited works include artists and collectives from America and abroad, including Canada, England, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.
International Print Center New York was established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the first nonprofit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. Philagrafika 2010, curated by artistic director José Roca, will showcase the work of more than 300 artists and will unite 88 Philadelphia-area art institutions in the inaugural presentation of what will become a recurring event. The festival was initiated by the Philagrafika organization, formerly known as the Philadelphia Print Collaborative. Philagrafika builds upon the region's rich printmaking history and artistic resources to enhance Philadelphia’s presence as an international center for innovative printmaking.