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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

UNT Printmakers at IPCNY

Brian Spolans, Rocky Isles, screen print
Work by Professor Lari Gibbons and Brian Spolans (MFA 2006) was selected for the prestigious exhibition New Prints 2015 / Summer! at International Print Center New York (IPCNY).

Exhibition: June 11 – July 31, 2015
Reception: Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: IPCNY, 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001

About New Prints: The exhibition includes work by thirty-nine artists selected from more than 2,000 submissions. Showing during IPCNY’s 15th Anniversary year, New Prints 2015/Summer is the fifty-first presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY several times each year featuring prints made within the past twelve months. An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by Tom Freudenheim accompanies the exhibition. Click here for an illustrated checklist.

This show was selected by: Grayson Cox (Artist, Professor), Jennifer Farrell (Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Tom Freudenheim (Art Critic and Retired Museum Director), Evelyn Day Lasry, (Two Palms, NY), William Steiger (Artist), and Barbara Takenaga (Artist, Professor).

Lari Gibbons, Halftone 2, 
relief, monoprint, monotype, collage
Lari Gibbons' work demonstrates a post-digital approach to printmaking and was originally highlighted in The Hand & The Machine (Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA). Matrices for the print were made with the laser cutter and CNC router in CVAD's digital fabrication lab. 

About The Hand & The Machine:
The Pioneer
Sheehan Gallery
The Hand & The Machine a year-long series of events done in collaboration with the Sheehan Gallery and Whitman's Studio Art Department. Supported by a grant from the McMillen Foundation, the programming and exhibitions for The Hand & The Machine celebrate interdisciplinary approaches to art making, finding a way to put these two distinct but potentially complimentary modes into dialogue.