Editions/Artists' Book Fair Announces Dates And Exhibitors
The Editions/Artists' Books Fair (E/AB)--New York's premier showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers, presenting prints, multiples and artists' books-returns November 3rd - 6th to Chelsea's Waterfront Tunnel for its third edition under the direction of the Lower East Side Printshop. Timed to coincide with its sister fair the IFPDA's Print Fair during New York Print Week, this year E/AB Fair will showcase forty publishers from across the US, Europe, South Africa and Japan featuring new works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists in a variety of mediums from silkscreen and intaglio to cyanotype and archival pigment prints.
"We are delighted to be collaborating with guest curator Joe Amrhein of Pierogi gallery. Joe is a pioneer and has been an ardent champion for artists working in all mediums for over two decades," says Dusica Kirjakovic, Executive Director of the Lower East Side Printshop and E/AB Fair. "This year one quarter of our exhibitors are joining us for the first time - it's an exciting moment for us and will surely be one of the most dynamic and energetic E/AB fairs to-date."
Columbia University's renowned LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Los Angeles based Cirrus Editions, and Minneapolis-based Highpoint Center for Printmaking are being joined by newcomers including Damien Hirst's Other Criteria, Art + Culture Projects (New York), Japanese publisher Gallery Jin, and Warren Editions of Cape Town, South Africa. The full exhibitor list can be found on the following page or at (http://eabfair.org/exhibitors).
"I am a long-time fan of E/AB and its mission to engage the public, building awareness about and an audience for prints and multiples," says Amrhein. "E/AB's intimate scale, free educational programming, and free admission during public hours provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about the medium and see original works, many of which are being presented for the first time."
Each year E/AB commissions a leading artist to create an original limited edition benefit print. This year, New York-based artist Philip Taaffe has created an arresting image in a variable edition of 30 mixed media prints. Proceeds from the sales of the piece help supplement the free access and costs associated with presenting the Fair.
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The Waterfront Tunnel
269 11th Avenue, New York NY
Dates and Times of the Fair as follows:
Press Preview: Thursday, November 3 / 5pm-6pm
First View: Thursday, November 3 / 6pm-9pm (VIP guests and
ticket holders) Tickets are $25
Friday, November 4 11am - 7pm
Saturday, November 5 11am - 7pm
Sunday, November 6 11am - 5pm
E/AB 2016 EXHIBITOR LIST
10 Grand Press, Brooklyn, NY
21st Editions, South Dennis, MA
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art + Culture Projects, New York, NY *
Aspinwall Editions, New York, NY
EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Brodsky Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Burnet Editions, New York, NY
Center Street Studio, Milton, MA
Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions Lt, Los Angeles, CA
Thorsten Dennerline Editions/The Bird Press, Bennington, VT
Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR*
Galerie 8+4 / Bernard Chauveau, Paris, FRANCE
Gallery Jin, Tokyo, JAPAN*
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York, NY
Owen James Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Jungle Press Editions, Brooklyn, NY
Kayrock Screenprinting, Brooklyn, NY
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Manneken Press, Bloomington, IN
Jennifer Melby Editions, Brooklyn, NY
Memory Press, Plainsboro, NJ*
LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO
Other Criteria: New York/London, New York, NY*
Overpass Projects, Providence, RI*
Petrichor Press, Philadelphia, PA*
Planthouse, New York, NY *
Purgatory Pie Press, Brooklyn, NY
Small Editions, New York, NY
SOLO Impression, Bronx, NY
Michael Steinberg Fine Art/ Eminence Grise Editions, New York, NY
University of Tennessee, School of Art, Knoxville, TN*
VanDeb Editions, Long Island City, NY
Warren Editions, Capetown, South Africa*
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Zucker Art Books, New York, NY
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ABOUT GUEST CURATOR JOE AMRHEIN
Joe Amrhein is a visual artist and is the founder and Co-owner / Director of Pierogi gallery and The Boiler. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Amrhein lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Pierogi, widely known for its inventive program, was launched 22 years ago and features the work of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists in a wide variety of media; from drawing and painting, to sculpture, installation, photography, and video. The gallery is also known for its "Flat Files" that house original works by over 800 visual artists.
Amrhein's work, which mainly deals with text in a variety of media, including translucent vellum and glass, has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe.
ABOUT THE FAIR
Editions/Artists' Books Fair (E/AB) is New York's premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers, presenting the latest and greatest in prints, multiples, and artists' books. The Fair is known for its vibrant energy thanks to its innovative international exhibitors, and hundreds of artists shown. Each year E/AB presents a thoughtfully curated exhibition of works by hundreds of emerging and established artists and an informative program of artist talks.
Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions, in partnership with Brooke Alexander Editions and Printed Matter, the Fair is now presented by the venerable non-profit organization, the Lower East Side Printshop.
E/AB was the first fair to offer FREE admission, initiated with the intent to introduce a broad public to contemporary prints, multiples, and artists' books. Eighteen years later the Fair continues to do just that.