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Prints and Editions

Luhring Augustine is pleased to present Prints and Editions, an exhibition centered around printmaking as explored by gallery artists, including Jeff Elrod, Tom Friedman, Sanya Kantarovsky, Glenn Ligon, Yasumasa Morimura, Jeremy Moon, Reinhard Mucha, Philip Taaffe, Tunga, Rachel Whiteread, Christopher Wool, and Zarina.

 

For these artists, printmaking has provided fruitful grounds for experimentation in their varied practices. Their works collectively demonstrate the medium’s versatility through its many forms, ranging from intaglio to photogravure to silkscreen and monotype. While many feature printmaking prominently within their creative process, others engage with it more peripherally as a means of expanding their practice.

 

Zarina identifies herself as a printmaker as well as a sculptor in that she carves and etches the surfaces of her materials, which transfers her abstract and geometric compositions. The subtractive elements of relief and intaglio are placed in dialogue with the additive qualities of collage, as is also evident within Philip Taaffe’s intricately layered compositions. Taaffe builds his surfaces by silk-screening stenciled imagery borrowed from nature, architecture, and archeological fragments, varying the same core motifs in order to produce distinctive results. Glenn Ligon employs repetition in a slightly different manner in his text-based work as a means of abstracting language. He overlays text in multiple layers onto the same surface, thereby rendering the words largely illegible. Jeff Elrod and Christopher Wool both combine digital and analog processes in their respective practices. Elrod’s ‘frictionless’ drawings, created with a computer mouse, reimagine painterly gesture on a platform where elements like scale, resolution, and saturation are more swiftly negotiated. Wool often mines his earlier works as sources for new ones, transforming them through photographic reproduction, as well as through markings and erasures, blurring the distinction between the handmade and mechanical. Sanya Kantarovsky’s monotypes depicting stylized figures similarly minimize the distance between copy and original, revealing in their expressive qualities the dynamic relationship between template, substrate, and the artist’s hand.

 

For further information about the artists, please contact Rana Saner at 212.206.9100 or via email at rana@luhringaugustine.com. For press requests, please contact Caroline Burghardt at 718.386.2745 or via email at caroline@luhringaugustine.com.

Artworks

Jeremy Moon, Starlight Hour, 1965-67,  Screenprint on paper, Edition of 75
Tom Friedman, Untitled (dollar print, back), 2011,  Silkscreen print, Edition of 100
Philip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel I, 2011,  Screenprint, Edition of 45
Philip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel III, 2011,  Screenprint,  Edition of 45
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2018,  Portfolio of four intaglio polymer photogravure prints on Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright White 300 gsm paper, Edition of 20
Sanya Kantarovsky,  Boring Flames, 2019,  Monotype,  Printed by 10 Grand Press
Sanya Kantarovsky  Dvor II, 2019  Monotype  Printed by 10 Grand Press
Sanya Kantarovsky  Tutor, 2019  Monotype  Printed by 10 Grand Press
Sanya Kantarovsky,  Cleanse, 2019,  Monotype,  Printed by 10 Grand Press
Reinhard Mucha, BBK-SL-KNY-Edition, 1990; 1999, Edition of 25
Yasumasa Morimura, Face Study V, 1994,  Gelatin silver print,  Edition of 10
Yasumasa Morimura, Face Study VI, 1994,  Gelatin silver print,  Edition of 10
Yasumasa Morimura, Face Study I, 1994, Gelatin silver print,  Edition of 10
Yasumasa Morimura, Face Study VII, 1994,  Gelatin silver print,  Edition of 10
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2014,  Monotypes over photogravure
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2014,  Monotypes over photogravure
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2014,  Monotypes over photogravure
Tunga, True Rouge, 1998,  Lithograph,  Edition of 24,  Poem by Simon Lane
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Nets), 2002, Edition of 36
Glenn Ligon, Untitled, 2016,  Suite of 17 screenprints, Edition of 5
Glenn Ligon, Untitled, 2016,  Suite of 17 screenprints, Edition of 5
Glenn Ligon, Untitled, 2016,  Suite of 17 screenprints, Edition of 5
Glenn Ligon, Untitled, 2016,  Suite of 17 screenprints, Edition of 5
Jeff Elrod, Ambient Fiction, 2017,  Inkjet print on archival paper, Edition of 75
Zarina, Untitled, 1969,  Woodcut printed in burnt umber on Indian handmade paper, Edition of 20

Installation Views

Prints and Editions, Installation view, January 25 – February 23, Luhring Augustine, Pictured: Sanya Kantarovsky, Tom Friedman
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Tom Friedman, Jeremy Moon
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool, Sanya Kantarovsky
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured: Philip Taaffe
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Christopher Wool, Sanya Kantarovsky
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Sanya Kantarovsky, Reinhard Mucha
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured: Reinhard Mucha
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Sanya Kantarovsky, Reinhard Mucha, Yasumasa Morimura
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Yasumasa Morimura, Christopher Wool
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Christopher Wool, Tunga
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Tunga, Rachel Whiteread
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured: Rachel Whiteread
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Reinhard Mucha, Glenn Ligon, Yasumasa Morimura, Christopher Wool
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured: Glenn Ligon
Prints and Editions  Installation view  January 25 – February 23, 2019  Luhring Augustine, New York  Pictured from left: Jeff Elrod, Rachel Whiteread, Zarina

Contact

For more information about the artists, please contact Rana Saner at rana@luhringaugustine.com or 212.206.9100.

For press requests, please contact Caroline Burghardt at caroline@luhringaugustine.com or 718.386.2745.