Ink, Press, Repeat, a national juried exhibition of traditional print media and book art by 50 professional artists from across the United States, will be on view at the William Paterson University Galleries in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts from January 30 - March 24, 2023. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays (April 1 and April 29) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Susan Goldman will give a Juror’s Talk on Tuesday, February 22 from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by an opening reception for the exhibition from 5 to 6 p.m.
The exhibition, on display in the Court Gallery, showcases a variety of print media including etching, intaglio, lithography, monoprint, screen printing, and woodcuts. The exhibition was juried by Susan J. Goldman, an artist, master printmaker, curator, and filmmaker. Goldman selected 50 artworks by 50 artists hailing from 22 states.
According to Goldman, many of the works in Ink, Press, Repeat represent printmaking’s long tradition as well as its evolution. The artist's imagination is limitless and continues to respond to an unknowable future, she says. “Themes of figuration, nature, realism, abstraction, formalism, compositional playfulness, humor, and tragedy navigate from darkness to light in a way that only printmaking provides.”
The grand-prize winner is Andrew Cornell Robinson of New York City, who will receive a solo exhibition at the William Paterson University Galleries in 2025. His winning submission is a silkscreen with chine collé on cotton rag paper titled Vanitas #6.
Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, painting, and printmaking who was born in Camden, NJ. After studying ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art, he moved to New York where he became interested in the intersection of memory and queer histories while studying for his MFA in painting at the School of Visual Arts. His work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of individual and shared cultural identities, personal narratives, materiality, craft, and critical histories. He explores both personal and cultural narratives, many of which elude to mysticism, and to his desire to impart energy and magical associations into the images and artifacts he creates. The print included in this exhibition is part of a larger series of experimental monoprints in which portrait images abstracted from police surveillance films are layered and obliterated, resulting in a kind of erasure of the portrait.
Other artists in the exhibition are Leslie Adler (Ramsey, NJ), Rosaire Appel (New York, NY), Isak Applin (Jackson Heights, NY), David Avery (San Francisco, CA), Magda Baker (Seattle, WA), Mindy Belloff (New York, NY), Howard Berelson (Teaneck, NJ), Carol Bouyoucos (New York, NY), Denise Brady (Omaha, NE), Helene L. Brenenson (Fair Lawn, NJ), Lu Brewer (Baltimore, MD), Servane Briand (Palo Alto, CA), R.D. Burton (Havre de Grace, MD), Danqi Cai (Knoxville, TN), Gino Castellanos (Knoxville, TN), Eliza Clifford (Bethesda, MD), Michael Ensminger (Brooklyn, NY), April Virginia Flanders (Boone, NC), Xueer Gao (Philadelphia, PA), Jessica Marie Gross (Albuquerque, NM), Linda Herritt (Brooklyn, NY), Nicholas A. Hill (Granville, OH), Yuji Hiratsuka (Corvallis, OR), Neil Horsky (Boxboro, MA), Marcus Howell (Springfield, MO), Diane Jacobs (Portland, OR), David Joo (Alexandria, VA), Christina Kang (Cambridge, MA), Gali Katz (Westport, CT), Tatana Kellner (Kingston, NY), Jun Lee (Washington, DC), J. Myszka Lewis (Madison, WI), Steven McCarthy (Falcon Heights, MN), Chris Mona (Millersville, MD), Steven Muñoz (Washington, DC), Irmari Nacht (Englewood, NJ), B.E.F. Oakes (Maplewood, NJ), Frank Ozereko (Pelham, MA), Mervi Pakaste (Mahattan, KS), Debra Pearlman (Brooklyn, NY), Marilyn Propp (Kenosha, WI), Scott Reeds (Brooklyn, NY), Maxwell Roath (Denver, CO), Jennifer Scheuer (Lafayette, IN), Dana Stirling (Forest Hills, NY), Rebecca Rowan Strabo (Seattle, WA), William Truran (Lincoln, NE), Julie Wallace (Arlington, VA), and Chantal Zakari (Watertown, MA).
Susan J. Goldman, artist, master printmaker, curator and filmmaker, is founding director of the Printmaking Legacy Project, a non-profit dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and conservation of printmaking practice and history. Goldman is also founding director of Lily Press, located in Rockville, MD. Recent projects include collaborations with artists Victor Ekpuk, Sam Gilliam, Keiko Hara, and Renee Stout. Goldman received her bachelor of fine arts from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1981, and a master of fine arts from Arizona State University-Tempe, in 1984. After moving to Washington in 1990, Goldman taught printmaking at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, MICA, Georgetown University, and was master printer/program Ddrector at Pyramid Atlantic. From 2000-2012, she was adjunct professor/master printer for Navigation Press at George Mason University-Fairfax. Goldman sustains a full-time, vibrant studio practice producing and exhibiting her own work nationally and internationally. Her work is in private and public collections worldwide.
Ink, Press, Repeat is one of three exhibitions on view concurrently in the William Paterson University Galleries. Myles Dunigan: Sacrifice Zones, on view in the East Gallery from January 30 – May 5, 2023, features mixed media artworks, prints, and installations by the Grand Prize recipient of the 2020 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition.
El Cartel/The Poster: Puerto Rican Graphics will be on view in South Gallery from January 30 – May 5, 2023. Curated by Alejandro Anreus, WP professor of art history and Latin American/Latinx studies, this exhibition showcases printed posters created by leading Puerto Rican and Nuyorican printmakers drawn from an impressive collection formed and recently donated to the William Paterson University Galleries by artist Gloria Rodríguez Calero.
This exhibition is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The William Paterson University Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. Large-print educational materials are available. For additional information, please call the William Paterson University Galleries at 973-720-2654.
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