Published by the Artist
Curated by Grayson Cox and Angela Conant
International Print Center New York
508 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
September 22 - October 5, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 22 from 6pm
“Publishing is about connecting people to print, to make a printed work known and to land it in many hands. The printed object, no longer the quickest way to inform, has come to symbolize generosity of information in a digital age.
Publishers of art often work alone or in small printmaking collaboratives. IPCNY’s Published by the Artist will congregate some of these individuals and collaboratives within the context of an art publishers’ hub. Assembling the works of artists, printers and publishers will build connections and command resources to sustain the print community as well as IPCNY itself.
Whatever concepts arise when retroactively defining the character of this exhibition, it is not a conscious curatorial concept, but one culled over years of exchange through a common practice. In this way, Published by the Artist’s curatorial process echoes the cultivation of community.”
To foster that sense of exchange, the curators have invited the Sunview Luncheonette (SVL) as an Organization-in-Residence at IPCNY in conjunction with Published by the Artist. The SVL will provide their risograph printer as a community centerpiece. IPCNY’s workshop space will be inhabited by SVL, and function as a meeting place where artists can print and edition on the risograph throughout the donation drop-off period.
The Sunview Luncheonette, in the lineage of artists like Andy Warhol and Gordon Matta-Clark, infuses their work with an ethos of community. SVL is a social-club-structured project space that is communally-run out of a former diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Kendra Sullivan, Dylan Gauthier and Chad Laird, three of the Sunview’s original members, founded the space after forming a relationship with their neighbor who had previously run the diner with her husband for 45 years, still lives in the building and takes part in running the space. No longer a restaurant, but a gesture of multigenerational generosity and mutual aid, SVL hosts dinners, screenings, exhibitions, performances, readings, and meetings for neighbors and the public-at-large.
The organizers and artists of Published by the Artist will also produce a series of stamps which will be in the charge of print institutions around New York City. New owners of IPCNY/SVL published risograph prints can have their prints stamped at these partner institutions, collecting them like passport stamps. The institutional stamps will seal each print with the aura of our New York City print community.”