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Jessica Todd Harper: The Home Stage
Denise Bookwalter: The Knitter's Hand and the Telegrapher's Fist
January 23 – March 28, 2015
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Gallery Talk: 5:30 pm
Opening Reception: 6:00-8:00 pm
Jessica Todd Harper, Marshall with Family and the World, 2013
Jessica Todd Harper: The Home Stage
The Print Center opens its Centennial year with Jessica Todd Harper: The Home Stage, the first solo exhibition in Philadelphia by the renowned photographer, who lives in Merion, PA. The exhibition coincides with the release of her second monograph of the same name (Damiani Editore).
Denise Bookwalter, Fair Isle Knits (detail), 2013
Denise Bookwalter: The Knitter's Hand and the Telegrapher's Fist
Denise Bookwalter: The Knitter's Hand and the Telegrapher's Fist brings together new prints and artist’s books by the Tallahassee, FL based artist who is the Director of Florida State University’s new artists book press, Small Craft Advisory Press. Bookwalter’s works come out of her extensive research into a wide range of topics, from experimental machines to origami, and take experimental forms based on book structures and packaging.
September 12 - November 22, 2014
Stella Ebner: Lets Go! G-O! Go!
Bill McCoullough, November 13, 2010 (Rosy's Jazz Hall), 2010
Day Job: Steven Ahlgren, Justin Audet, Larry Fink, Chelsea Griffith, Bill McCullough, Benjamin Pierce
This exhibition brings together the work of several photographers whose artistic practice is linked to other vocational pursuits. For each artist, the day job deeply informs the work, but in markedly different ways.
Stella Ebner, Lets Go! G-O! Go!, 2014
Stella Ebner: Lets Go! G-O! Go!
The exhibition includes a new large-scale series of prints, which focus attention upon the perceived usualness of the everyday.
June 20 – August 2, 2014
Allison Bianco: The Baby Powder Trick
A solo exhibition of over thirty prints by the Providence, RI artist, awarded from the 88th Annual International Competition.
Durham Press: Polly Apfelbaum, Chitra Ganesh, Beatriz Milhazes, Mickalene Thomas
Prints by four women artists published by Durham Press, well known for its complex and often large-scale screenprints, woodcuts and mixed media projects.
Ephemeral Sprawl II
The second of a two-part exhibition exploring contemporary printed ephemera co-curated with Printeresting.org, a collaborative art blog and occasional arts producer.
April 4 – June 7, 2014
Matt Neff: Second Sight
The exhibition features prints, photographs and sculptural works characterized by a complex layering of process, medium and concept and an experimental use of materials. The exhibition is curated by The Print Center’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Spungen.
Within Second Sight is a project space titled Second SITE, where Neff will be in residence. It serves as an evolving studio, exhibition, meeting, performance and research venue for interaction with artists, curators, writers and community members. Second SITE will change weekly. For more information about events visit Second SITE online.
Terry Adkins & The Common Press: 7th Ward
Terry Adkins (1953–2014) created the portfolio The Philadelphia Negro Reconsidered in collaboration with The Common Press at the University of Pennsylvania, which is directed by Matt Neff. The portfolio was inspired by The Philadelphia Negro - W.E.B. Du Bois’ pioneering demographic study of Philadelphia’s original 7th Ward, the neighborhood in which The Print Center is located. The exhibition is supported by the Department of Fine Arts, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.
The Common Press is the letterpress printing studio at the University of Pennsylvania. The press is a collaboration of interests at Penn, including writing (Kelly Writers House), print culture (the Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and visual arts and design (the School of Design). The facility provides a mixed media environment where students can move between digital and manual image making, collaborating with writers, printmakers and others in the book arts. The Common Press exists to assist in teaching design and to facilitate collaborative projects across the university. It was founded on January 17, 2006, the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth.
Demetrius Oliver: Canicular
January 10 – March 22, 2014
Thursday, January 9
Gallery Talk: 6pm
Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30pm
An innovative exhibition of newly commissioned works that will transform The Print Center’s galleries, including a live telescope projection of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
Read more at our Demetrius Oliver blog.
September 13 – November 23, 2013
Thursday, September 12
Gallery Talk by the artist and curators: 5:30pm
Opening Reception: 6pm - 8pm
Katie Grinnan: Three Headed Lady
This exhibition includes a newly commissioned work, For Your Information, an ambitiously scaled sculpture by the Los Angeles-based artist. The work serves as an incomplete yet growing idiosyncratic knowledge center consisting of digital prints and data contributed by her family, friends and the public.
Katie Grinnan is printing portions of her installation during a residency hosted by Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She will also be giving a lunchtime lecture at Temple Contemporary on Thursday, September 12 at 12:30pm where she'll be talking about her practice and exhibition at The Print Center. The lecture is FREE and no need to book in advance.
The exhibition is accompanied by a forthcoming publication, which includes an interview between Grinnan and Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which will be available at The Print Center. This project was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ephemeral Sprawl is an exhibition of contemporary printed ephemera co-curated with Printeresting.org, a collaborative art blog and occasional arts producer. The exhibition explores broad and often overlapping themes including activism, entertainment and community, through the presentation of a wide range of collections and newly made works.
Click here for the Ephemeral Sprawl blog
June 7 - July 27, 2013
Solo Exhibitions: Taryn McMahon, Lydia Panas, and Soledad Salamé awarded from the 87th Annual International Competition juried by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, SITE Sante Fe
Taryn McMahon: Shade Beneath Trees of My Own Planting
Taryn McMahon is a printmaker and installation artist, who teaches at West Virginia University. For The Print Center, McMahon is creating Shade Beneath Trees of My Own Planting, a large-scale site-specific installation, made up of cascades of printed mylar panels.
Lydia Panas: After Sargent
Lydia Panas is an award winning photographer who lives in Kutztown, PA. Her series After Sargent was inspired by a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to see John Singer Sargent’s Four Daughters of Edward Darley Boit. These works continue Panas’ ongoing interest in creating complex portraits of individuals and groups.
Soledad Salamé: Looking Back... Looking Forward...
This exhibition presents new printed works by Soledad Salamé, who was born in Santiago, Chile, and currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. The works utilize experimental print processes and explore the environmental impact of our industrial history.
April 5 – May 24, 2013
Fiat Lux: Stefan Abrams, Micah Danges, James Johnson, Anna Neighbor & Brent Wahl
Fiat Lux will be a group exhibition of work by five Philadelphia artists: Stefan Abrams, Micah Danges, James Johnson, Anna Neighbor and Brent Wahl. While each of the artists was trained as a photographer and has taught photography at universities and art schools in Philadelphia, none has a simple or straightforward relationship with the medium. Photography is central to the work of all these artists, but their explorations of the potentials and shortcomings of the medium result in a surprisingly diverse group of works. Two of the artists, Johnson and Neighbor make sculptural installations; two, Danges and Wahl, create collages and sculptures and then photograph them; and Abrams makes work that challenges traditional conceptions of street photography. The work of all of these artists responds to successive earlier generations of photo-based artists who questioned and challenged established notions of photography. At the same time they are addressing the overwhelming proliferation of photographic images in today’s society.
This exhibition is made possible by special project support from the Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.
Forth Estate: Recent Editions
Artists include: Glen Baldridge, Ian Cooper, Alex Dodge, Amze Emmons, Rachel Foullon, Brett Groves, Joseph Hart, Butt Johnson, Eddie Martinez, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Lucy Raven, Phil Sanders, Sara Sanders, Kate Shepherd & Guy Walker
Forth Estate, a Brooklyn-based print publisher, was founded in 2005 and creates limited edition works by emerging and established artists.
January 11 - March 16, 2013
Jennifer Greenburg: Revising History
Revising History is an exhibition of new photographic work by Chicago artist Jennifer Greenburg. The exhibition features a series of manufactured images Greenburg created in which individuals in found, vintage negatives are replaced with her own image. She commandeers source material from other people’s lives, thus hijacking their memories as her own. The resulting images are highly believable, as Greenburg is seamlessly integrated into an array of interiors, interacting with people from the original photographs and engaging in the action of the captured moment. The images depict events ranging from an office party to the last seconds of a ping pong competition, and just like most snapshots, they memorialize events that are only fleetingly significant.
Greenburg is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The University of Chicago. Greenburg has exhibited internationally and is represented by Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL and JDC Gallery, San Diego, CA. A full-length monograph on her work, The Rockabillies was published by the Center for American Places in 2009.
Talia Greene: Cross Pollination
Cross Pollination is a new work by Philadelphia artist Talia Greene, who has created a printed wallpaper installation specifically for The Print Center. The gallery space is covered in a delicate filigree of dried stems, stamen, hair and insect parts influenced by Islamic and Western decorative motifs, as well as patterns found in nature. The wallpaper seems to be disintegrating as it is consumed by a swarm of bees, whose activity re-forms the components of the pattern into a honeycomb. Cross Pollination references the transmission of influences between cultures and even between species. Three framed prints hung over the wallpaper tell a similar story of cross pollination, linking East and West, and past and present, through an ambiguous insect infestation.
Talia Greene received her MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA, and her BA from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. She has had solo exhibitions at American University Museum, Washington, D.C.; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE; and Electric Works, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been included in group shows at venues including the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; The Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa, CA; Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington D.C. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts.
Anne Massoni: Holding
Holding is an exhibition of new photographic work by New Jersey artist Anne Massoni. Massoni’s series of the same name utilizes images the artist created paired with found photographs to construct a place between truth and fiction. These contrasting images are positioned side by side with a thin line painted across their surface, drawing imagined connections. The images used by Massoni are varied, ranging from humble interiors to architectural masterworks. Some works join figures to landscapes, while others link scenes of obvious age to material that appears to be contemporary. The images themselves are used to reinforce the concepts of memory and often include mnemonic elements and notions of artifact to represent an underlying narrative, which touches on the personal while still attempting to be collective.
Anne Leighton Massoni is a Specialist Professor of Photography at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Massoni holds an MFA in Photography from Ohio University, Athens, OH and a BA in Photography and Anthropology from Connecticut College, New London, CT. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at the Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY; East End Film Festival, London, England; and Il Cantinonearte Teatri e Galleria del Grifo, Montepulciano, Italy. Recent publications of her work include ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art and SpostaMenti, an exhibition catalog of the series Holding.
September 14 - November 17, 2012
Color Motion: Edna Andrade Prints
Color Motion: Edna Andrade Prints brings together over two dozen prints created in the 1960s through 80s by noted Philadelphia artist Edna Andrade (1917- 2008), known for her Op Art abstractions. This is the first retrospective of her prints. An accompanying publication is available here.
The exhibition and publication are made possible by special project support from the Estate of Edna Wright Andrade.
Katie Baldwin: There are Two Stories Here
There are Two Stories Here is an exhibition of new works by the Philadelphia artist Katie Baldwin. Baldwin creates woodblocks that together form a complex poetic narrative. A skilled printmaker and bookbinder, Baldwin is deeply committed to traditional print processes and the history of printmaking as craft. In her work, these processes, some of which are archaic and quite technically difficult, take on significance on both a personal and a political level.
This exhibition is made possible by special project support from the Edna W.
Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.
Emma Wilcox: Where it Falls
April 13 – July 28, 2012
Where it Falls No. 3, Gelatin silver print, 2012
Where it Falls features newly commissioned and recent work by artist Emma Wilcox, who creates and then photographs rooftop interjections of large-scale, text-based work. Her haunting, enigmatic silver prints, taken primarily within a 5-mile radius of Newark, NJ, suggest multiple narratives, hinting at crime, destruction and violence. The Print Center produced an accompanying publication that includes an essay by noted author Luc Sante. Click here for more information or to purchase the book.
This exhibition is made possible by special project support from the Harpo Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, an anonymous donor, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Creative Grant Program made possible by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, as well as the generous cooperation of Gitterman Gallery, New York.
For more information about the artist visit www.emmawilcox.org
Eminent Domain No. 1, Gelatin silver print, 2007
Eminent Domain No. 5, Gelatin silver print, 2007
Local, Gelatin silver print, 2007
The Game, Gelatin silver print, 2010
Where it Falls No. 2, Gelatin silver print, 2012
Robert Asman: Silver Mine
December 16, 2011 – March 31, 2012
This retrospective exhibition will highlight the significant accomplishments of Robert Asman’s thirty-five year photographic career. Asman plays alchemist with the chemistry of black and white photography, resulting in nudes and landscapes displaying a captivating array of effects.
September 8 – November 19, 2011
To Scale is a group exhibition of contemporary printed works created in a one-to-one ratio with reality. Not a traditional exhibition of neatly framed images, the galleries are filled with works ranging from exuberant, large installations to very tiny works wheatpasted directly onto the walls.
Exhibiting Artists: Jenn Figg, Talia Greene, Kay Healy, Gary Kachadourian,
Nichola Kinch, Joseph Lupo,
Taylor McKimens, Roy McMakin,
and Shelley Spector
Nichola Kinch and Gary Kachadourian
85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking
June 4 – July 30, 2011
Emi Eu, Director, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Click to download the Jurors' Statement, Executive Director's Letter or for the complete catalog with artists’ info and bios click here.
Katie Baldwin, Philadelphia, PA
Anders Bergstrom, Brooklyn, NY
Annie Bissett, Northampton, MA
Tonia Bonnell, Denver, CO
Daniel Brewer, Philadelphia, PA
Nicholas Brown, Seattle, WA
Victoria Burge, Philadelphia, PA
Simond Chew, Singapore
Ann Conrad, New Canaan, CT
David Curcio, Watertown, MA
Kip Deeds, Newtown, PA
Sarah Dekker, Philadelphia, PA
Karla Hackenmiller, Athens, OH
Brian Johnson, Austin, TX
Nils Karsten, Brooklyn, NY
Anthony Lazorko, Mesilla, NM
Kakyoung Lee, Brooklyn, NY
Kristine Mallari, Denton, TX
Jiha Moon, Atlanta, GA
Kae Murakami, Kanagawa, Japan
Sarah Nicholls, Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan Nicklow, Evergreen, CO
Matt Phillips, Brooklyn, NY
Jenny Wiener, London, England
Rick Wright, Philadelphia, PA
The Print Center’s 85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking features new works by several of the finest contemporary artists from around the world. The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious exhibitions of its kind and is the oldest juried exhibition for printmaking and photography in the United States.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
at Little Berlin
The Print Center’s award winning Artists-in-Schools Program (AISP) will present an exhibition of student work from the 2010-2011 school year at Little Berlin. The exhibition will feature work by Philadelphia high school students made in collaboration with teaching-artists at Kensington Culinary Arts, Martin Luther King, Parkway School for Social Justice and South Philadelphia High Schools. NO/VACANCY investigates questions of environment, architecture and portraiture in Philadelphia neighborhoods affected by economic crisis, school privatization and other changes in the built environment of the city.
March 17 – May 20, 2011
Sweet Meat: Jesse Burke and Nils Ericson
Photographers Jesse Burke and Nils Ericson have created individual bodies of work that are closely intertwined. Long time friends, the two photographers share an interest in depictions of contemporary masculinity and athleticism.
Party Pictures: William Earle Williams
In the 1970s, William Earle Williams began a series documenting people at a variety of parties in Philadelphia, from drag balls to society galas. Capturing the clothes, settings and poses of these occasions, the photographs are both empathetic and entertaining.
William Earle Williams
December 15, 2010 - March 5, 2011
Stalking the Wild Asparagus:
Keliy Anderson-Staley, Adrain Chesser and Timothy White Eagle, Lucas Foglia, Taj Forer and Justine Kurland
A group exhibition of photographers documenting intentional communities in the United States. Their subjects include groups and families who have constructed alternative societies in rural and wilderness settings, pursuing a diverse array of social, political, religious and spiritual visions.
Daniel Traub: Lots
Philadelphia photographer Daniel Traub has created an extensive body of work documenting the people and places of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents photographs of vacant lots, which are both beautiful images as well as records of decay and rebirth.
September 9 - November 20, 2010
Isaac Tin Wei Lin: One of Us
This is the inaugural exhibition of our Makeready series, which explores the significance of the printed image in contemporary art. Philadelphia artist Isaac Tin Wei Lin has created a site-specific installation entitledOne of Us for The Print Center. The exhibition fills an entire gallery with two- and three-dimensional printed and painted elements inspired by current events, Islamic calligraphy and cartoons.
The Print Center produced an accompanying publication that includes an interview with the artist by Nell McClister. Click here for more information or to purchase the book.
Andrew Kozlowski: Dear Tree Hugger
Andrew Kozlowski, a printmaker based in Richmond, VA, will exhibit a new group of printed works which explore his interest in the pursuit of an authentic natural experience in a world degraded by environmental encroachments and disasters. Kozlowski was awarded this solo exhibition in our 83rd Annual International Competition: Printmaking.
Pulling From History: Letterpress
The second in The Print Center's Pulling from History series, this exhibition will bring together letterpress works made by contemporary artists, presented side-by-side with contextualizing historic examples. The exhibition is co-curated by Matt Neff, a Philadelphia printmaker who also runs Common Press at the University of Pennsylvania.
May 1 – July 24, 2010
84th Annual International Competition: Photography
Juror: Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Click to download the Jurors' Statement, Executive Director's Letter or for the complete catalog with artists’ info and bios click here and here.
Alberto Aguilar, Chicago, IL
Keliy Anderson-Staley, Astoria, NY
Jerry Birchfield, Cleveland, OH
Cynthia Bittenfield, New York, NY
Alexandra Broches, Wakefield, RI
Cheryl Childress, Iowa City, IA
Judith Cooper, New Orleans, LA
Julia Cybularz, Langhorne, PA
Steven Daiber, Florence, MA
Liz Doles, Cambridge, MA
Richard Gilles, Folsom, CA
Steve Giovinco, New York, NY
Chelsea Guglielmino, Philadelphia, PA
Chris Heard, Bel Air, MD
Jon Horvath, Waukesha, WI
Robb Johnson, Carmel, CA
Alysia Kaplan, Chicago, IL
Lori Kella, Cleveland, OH
Martin Kruck, New Rochelle, NY
Yvan LaFontaine, Canada
Paul Laidler, United Kingdom
Michael Loderstedt, Cleveland, OH
Brigitte Lustenberger, Switzerland
Carl Marin, Abington, PA
James Morton, Philadelphia, PA
Jay Pastelak, Jenkintown, PA
Gillian Pears, Philadelphia, PA
Amie Potsic, Drexel Hill, PA
Susannah Ray, Rockaway Beach, NY
Jason Reblando, Chicago, IL
Joseph Reynolds, Chattanooga, TN
Travis Shaffer, Nicholasville, KY
Robert Silance, Pendleton, SC
Alison Slein, Buffalo, NY
Hannah Smith Allen, Brooklyn, NY
Al Wachlin, Jr, Philadelphia, PA
Christine Welch, Leola, PA
Eric White, New York, NY
Emma Wilcox, New York, NY
Kimberly Witham, High Bridge, NJ
Tracings / Transfers / Copies / Forgeries: Bill Walton
Philadelphia artist Bill Walton, whose minimalist sculptures have been exhibited internationally, will be showing a group of works made over the last thirty years, all of which deal with the conceptual issues and technical processes of printmaking.
January 29-April 11, 2010
The Print Center is proud to be a partner of Philagrafika 2010, an international festival that celebrates the role of print as a vital force in contemporary art. Set to be one of the largest arts events in the United States, Philagrafika 2010 will showcase the work of more than 300 artists and will unite 88 Philadelphia art institutions, including the five core venues: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Moore College of Art & Design, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University along with The Print Center. The Print Center will serve as the hub of Philagrafika 2010's activities.
Click the links below for a selection of reviews of Philagrafika 2010:
The New York Times
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Miami Herald
The Philadelphia Daily News
The City Paper
The Philadelphia Daily News
The Philadelphia Weekly
The Print Center will host a diverse roster of artists and collectives. The Philadelphia artists' collective Space 1026 has turned the main gallery into a lounge/reading room/meeting space. Centered on the idea of creating community through production, the exhibition addresses how artists have used printmaking to access a broad audience and disseminate their work widely. The Print Center will include an interactive printed system by Mexican artist Erick Beltrán; as well as editions, publications, videos and programs by Eric Avery (US), Bitterkomix (South Africa), Sue Coe (UK), Julius Deutschbauer (Austria), Dexter Sinister (US), Dispatch (US), Drive By Press (US), Eloísa Cartonera (Argentina), Art Hazelwood (US), Jenny Schmid (US), Self Help Graphics & Art (US) and Temporary Services (US).
Complete information on the artists, exhibitions and participating venues included in the citywide festival is available on the Philagrafika 2010 website at www.philagrafika2010.org.
September 10 – November 21, 2009
Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985
Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985 is the first overview of street photography made in Philadelphia during an era which was critical in forging the city’s contemporary identity. Capturing an era that began with jubilant preparations for the Bicentennial and ended with the tragic MOVE bombing, the show reveals the city at a time that is distinctly different than today.
Exhibiting Artists: James B. Abbott, Robert Asman, Gary Lee Boas, Randl Bye, Don Camp, Jack Carnell, Paul Cava, Harvey Finkle, David Graham, Tom Gralish, Nancy Hellebrand, Charles Isaacs, Julie Jensen Bryan, George Krause, Paul McGuirk, Ray Metzker, William Owens, Stephen Perloff, Thomas Porett, Rosemary Ranck, Paul Runyon, Laurence Salzmann, Stephen Shore, Jack Tinney & William Earle Williams
Check out the review of Streets of Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Inquirer here and the City Paper here.
To download the Streets of Philadelphia brochure click here.
There’s No Place Like Here: Nadine Rovner
Finding inspiration in the suburban landscape of southern New Jersey where she was raised, Philadelphia photographer Nadine Rovner creates works that are part reality, part cinematic fantasy. Depicting parking lots and highway roadsides in rich, saturated colors, Rovner’s work recalls 1970s color street photography
Paul McGuirk from Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985
May 30 - August 1, 2009
Movement I, Movement II and a Sculpture: Andrew Jeffery Wright
Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Flowers
Andrew Jeffrey Wright Interview at The Print Center
by Marc Brodzik’s Woodshop Films and Scrapple.TV
83rd Annual International Competition: Printmaking
Juried by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, Publishers of Art on Paper magazine and Founders of Triple Candie
Click to download the Jurors' Statement, Executive Director's Letter or complete Catalog with artists’ info and bios.
Andrew Kozlowski, The Ambassador
Gerard Di Falco
Kevin O'Neill & Karisa Senavitis
J Gregory Pizzoli
February 26 - May 16, 2009
Pulling from History: The Old Masters
A group exhibition bringing together the work of contemporary artists whose work has been influenced by old master prints
Exhibiting Artists: Jennifer Bornstein, Ernesto Caivano, David Fertig, Sarah McEneaney, Norm Paris, Andrew Raftery, Kiki Smith and Anton Würth
disorder: Susan White
December 11, 2008 – February 14, 2009
Domesticated: Amy Stein
The Preponderance of Evidence: Shelley Thorstensen
SHOP: Art, Commerce and the Printed Image: Installation of specially created artist projects that explore the ties between commerce and the printed image
Katie Baldwin & Caitlin Perkins
Angela Earley with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
and Barbara Scavotto-Earley
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
September 10 – November 26, 2008
Nakazora: space between sky and earth Masao Yamamoto
Foreclosed: Group Photography Exhibition
Artists: Alejandra Laviada, Gillian Pears, Hirsch Perlman, Tommy Reynolds, Melanie Schiff and Ryan Widger
May 31 – August 2, 2008
The Triumph of Democracy: Inside the Studio: Benjamin Edwards
82nd Annual International Competition: Photography
Juried by Joel Smith, Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum
Robert L. Pratto
Harris J. Sklar
Matthew D. White
February 28 – May 17, 2008
The Road Not Taken: Orit Hofshi
Etchings & Drypoints 2005-2008: Bill Scott
The Philadelphia Etchings: Janet Towbin
These exhibitions bring together the work of three celebrated printmakers. The works by Israeli artist Orit Hofshi are epically scaled woodcuts of isolated figures in desolate landscapes. (Orit Hofshi’s exhibition is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, Philadelphia, as part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel.) Bill Scott, known for his lyrical abstract paintings, will be represented by a new series of etchings never before exhibited. Janet Towbin’s etchings feature repeating, virtually obsessive patterns.
December 6, 2007 – February 16, 2008
Moon Studies and Star Scratches: Sharon Harper
Dakar Portraits: Vera Viditz-Ward
That’s Women’s Work: Laura Wagner
Black Pulse 2000-2007: Doug + Mike Starn
September 14 – November 21, 2007
Opening Reception, Friday, September 14: 5:30-7:30pm
This project is generously supported by:
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
August 8-18, 2007
Time after Time: Community Pinhole Projects
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Time after Time: Community Pinhole Projects is an exhibition of photographs created in response to The Print Center’s recent exhibition Taken with Time: a camera obscura project made in collaboration with The Print Center’s Artists-in-Schools Program by students at Benjamin Franklin, Frankford, West Philadelphia and William Penn High Schools and CHANCES, an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for women and women with children. The Print Center’s Artists-in-Schools Program brings art education and awareness to underserved young people in The Philadelphia Public School System, while increasing their self esteem and encouraging them to think more expansively about their lives and the world around them.
May 17 – July 28, 2007
81st Annual International Competition: Printmaking
Juror: Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barefoot in the Kitchen
Learning Spanish: Peligroso
Julie Brown Smith
Leslie A. Golomb
Kyla Rafert Luedtke
Dorothea Van Camp
February 22 - May 5, 2007
Abu Ghraib Detainee Interview Project: Daniel Heyman
Books: Photographic Sequences: Ditta Baron Hoeber
Dream: James Stogdill
Two videos featuring Daniel Heyman and The Print Center's Curator Jacqueline van Rhyn from the series Artists Varied Stripes, produced and directed by Vincent Romaniello.
Weekend America host Alex Cohen speaks with Daniel Heyman about his work
City Paper interview with Daniel Heyman by Drew Lazor
Ditta Baron Hoeber
November 30, 2006 – February 10, 2007
Prints by Barbara Duval
Prints by New Jersey Artists: 15 Years of the Brodsky Center (Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper)
Carmen Cartiness Johnson
Vilja Virks Lee
September 7 – November 11, 2006
Taken with Time
Ann Hamilton, Vera Lutter, Abelardo Morell
Free Library of Philadelphia, reading • 2, June 2006
21 ½” x 9”
Commissioned by The Print Center
© Ann Hamilton, 2006
30th Street Station, Philadelphia, IV: April 20, 2006
50 3/8" x 146”
Commissioned by The Print Center
© Vera Lutter, 2006
Camera Obscura Image of The Philadelphia Museum of Art East Entrance on Gallery
with a de Chirico Painting
72” x 92 ½”
Commissioned by The Print Center
© Abelardo Morell, 2006
Taken with Time Educational Information and Lesson Plans
Click here for examples of pinhole camera images and directions for making a pinhole camera from a photographic paper box.
Click here to calculate exposure times and optimal film speed for your camera obscura based on the length of the lense, diameter of the pinhole and the amount of light where you are photographing.
Click here for directions for how to turn a room into a camera obscura.
Click here to download Taken with Time lesson plans.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to make a pinhole camera from an oatmeal box.
June 8 - August 5, 2006
Heavy Weather: Julie Mehretu
80th Annual International Competition:Photography
Juror: Stephen Pinson, Curator, Photography Collection, The New York Public Library
Kruck & Mia Brownell
March 16 - May 27, 2006
Diamonds are Forever: Edna
The Guides: Justyna Badach
Short Stories: A Narrative in Mezzotint: Art
Diamonds are Forever: Edna Andrade
The Guides: Justyna Badach
Short Stories: A Narrative in Mezzotint: Art
December 1, 2005 -March 4, 2006
Sun Pictures and Other Broken
Images: Richard Torchia
Richard Torchia’s site-specific installation fills The Print Center’s
second floor galleries with ephemeral images made by capturing and redirecting
various light sources—the sun, a candle or electric light—through
lenses or a pinhole to create projections of the outside inside the galleries.
Torchia has transformed the galleries into multiple camera obscurae; the oldest
Sun Pictures and Other Broken Images: Richard Torchia
On My Own: Recent
Artist include: Craig Mateyunas, Althea Murphy-Price, Zoe Soslow and Sarah
At the closure of The Print Center’s 90th anniversary year,
this exhibition looks toward the promises of the next generation. On My
Own presents four artists who graduated from four different bachelor and
master of fine arts programs in Philadelphia this spring: Craig Mateyunas (MFA,
University of Pennsylvania), Althea Murphy-Price (MFA, Tyler
School of Art, Temple University), Zoe Soslow (BS, The University
of the Arts) and Sarah Stolfa (BS, Drexel University).
On My Own: Craig Matayunas
On My Own: Althea Murphy-Price
On My Own: Sarah Stolfa
8 – November 9, 2005
90 Years: Nurturing the New,
The Print Center’s 90th Anniversary Retrospective
include: Ansel Adams, Edna Andrade, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Morris
Blackburn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Warrington Colescott, Imogen Cunningham,
Lesley Dill, Walker Evans, Allan Freelon, Leon Golub, Emmet Gowin, Red
Grooms, Stanley William Hayter, David Hockney, Earl Horter, Ernst Ludwig
Kirchner, Misch Kohn, Sam Maitin, Ray Metzker, Pablo Picasso, Robert
Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Ben Shahn, Art Spiegelman, Benton Spruance,
Maggie Taylor, Ruth Thorne-Thompson, Dox Thrash and many more.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Head of a Young Woman,
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Print Club of Philadelphia Permanent Collection,
Pablo Picasso, The Spring, 1921, Drypoint
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Print Club of Philadelphia Permanent Collection,
1944. ©2005 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New
Stanley William Hayter, Ceres, 1948, Etching
2005 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New
Ray Metzker, Untitled (72 GI-27), 1972, Gelatin
George Krause, Fountain Head, Philadelphia,
1970, Gelatin silver print
Emmet Gowin, Edith, Danville, VA, 1970, Gelatin
Edna Andrade, Color Motion 5-65, 1965,
Kerry James Marshall, IMPRINT: A Public Art
Project, 2002, Inkjet Print
©Kerry James Marshall
19 - July 23, 2005
Recent Prints: Elizabeth
Recent Prints: Elizabeth Osborne
21 - July 23, 2005
79th Annual International Competition:
Juried by Judith Hecker, Assistant Curator Department of Prints
and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
79th Annual International Competition: Printmaking: Susannah
79th Annual International Competition: Printmaking: Kip
Annual International Competition: Printmaking: Art Werger
4 - May 7, 2005
Opening: Thursday, March 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Camouflage: Carl Fudge
New Work: Keith Johnson
The Suburban Landscape: Phil Marquez
Camouflage: Carl Fudge
New Work: Keith Johnson
The Suburban Landscape: Phil Marquez
December 2, 2004 - February 19,
9 x 9: New Prints by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellows 2003
Charmed: Photographs by Susan Dunkerley (winner of
the 78th Annual International Competition: Photography).
The Disconnected Dislocation Dilemma: Kenneth Jones (Newark,
Kenneth Jones - 9 x 9
Ayanah Moor - 9 x 9
Susan Dunkerley - Charmed
Kenneth Jones - The Disconnected Dislocation Dilemma
September 9 - November 10, 2004
PhotoPlay: Jenny Lynn (Philadelphia, PA)
For You: Liliana Porter (New York, NY)
re-pose: Isaac Diggs (New York, NY)
July 8 – August 21, 2004
Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972-1981, Photographs by Henry Horenstein
In this exhibition, renowned photographer, educator, and author Henry Horenstein,
presents countless unearthed treasures from his early days as a photographer
in the 1970s: pictures of country western greats, famed honky tonks, the original
Grand Ole Opry, country and bluegrass music parks, as well as, locales and performers
around New England.
The exhibition is accompanied by his recently published book of the same name, Honky
Tonk and is available in The Print Center Gallery Store for $24.95. The
exhibition has been touring the country making stops at: Country Music Hall of
Fame, Nashville, TN Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY John Cleary Gallery,
Houston, TX Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Photographic Resource Center,
Boston, MA The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Dolly Parton, 1972
Lester Flat Backstage, 1973
Ramona and Grandpa Jones on Stage, 1973
April 24 - June 26, 2004
Infinitely Visible combines two poles of the infinite: the atomic and
the cosmic. Mike Stifel's prints based on the movement of subatomic
particles will be presented in combination with Robert Asman's photographs
of clouds and the celestial activity beyond them. Both artists visualize key
elements of our universe which we have yet to fully understand. Infinitely Visible
is part of The Big Nothing, a Philadelphia-wide project exploring ideas of nothing
and nothingness, initiated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of
78th Annual International Competition: Photography
Juried by Darsie Alexander, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
James B. Abbott , Philadelphia, PA
Hannah Smith Allen , Brooklyn, NY
Bill Armstrong , New York, NY
Richard Bell , Haddonfield, NJ
Bradley Blackway , Warminster, PA
Devorah Bowen , Hallandale, FL
Ron Brignac , Wilmington, DE
Rosemarie Chiarlone , Miami Beach, FL
Cybele Clark-Mendes , Ithaca, NY
Phyllis Crowley , New Haven, CT
Racheal DeRusha , Minneapolis, MN
Garrick Dorsett , Wellsville, PA
Nancy Dudley , Essex, MA
Susan Dunkerley , Waco, TX
Millie Falcaro , New York, NY
Nicholas Fedak II , Burbank, CA
Yahaira Ferreira , Savannah, GA
Alyssa Flaten , Fargo, ND
Shauna Frischkorn , Millersville, PA
Michele Grinstead , Houston, TX
Linda Hesh , Mt. Rainer, MD
Ellen Jantzen , Valencia, CA
Emily G. Kahn , Somerville, MA
Erika Leppmann , Manzanita, OR
Evie Lovett , Pumey, VT
Amanda Marchand , Brooklyn, NY
Phil Marquez , Placentia, CA
Susan Moore , Jerseyville, IL
Nura Petrov , Riegelsville, PA
Brad Richman , Portland, ME
Lisa M. Robinson , Jackson Heights, NY
Ken Ross , Lebanon, NJ
Brian Christopher Sargent , Brooklyn, NY
Constance Schroder , Rose Valley, PA
Sylvia Sensiper , Cambridge, MA
Lauren Shaw , Belmont, MA
Kerry Skarbakka , Chicago, IL
Jill Waterman , New York, NY
Torrance York , New York, NY
Digital Mural Project at the new Eagles Stadium!
The Print Center and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program presents
three digitally-printed murals created by artists working in three
Philadelphia schools: The Julie R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration
School, Central High School and the Charter High School for Architecture
bittermann & duka; Han and Laurence Salzmann; and
a collaboration between Peggy Diggs and the Multimedia
Class of 2002, Central High School
Han and Laurence Salzmann
February 5 - April 10, 2004
With Nature: Young-Sook Jang, South Korea
Totentanz: Debra Werblud, New York, NY and Venice, Italy
Multiple Impressions: Lesley Dill, New York, NY
Opening reception for Debra Werblud's Totentanz
Debra in front of her installation
| Opening reception for Lesley Dill's Multiple Impressions
Lesley Dill's work is characterized by the complex interweaving of a wide range of materials, image and text; she combines the word with the image, the fragile with the indestructible, the handmade with the computer-generated. Using the body or its surrogate, clothing, in concert with the written verse (notably by Emily Dickinson), Dill seeks to collapse the distinction between the physicality of the human body and the conceptuality of language. Her work is often composed of delicate layers, which alludes to the fragility of the human condition.
In the pictorial tradition of the "Totentanz" or the "Dance of Death" the figure of death seduces the living to the world beyond the grave through dance. In Debra Werblud's installation, the predator and prey are respectively the vultures which feed on decay and olive trees that nourish life. However, as the viewer enters into the room and walks through the installation you become a part of the dance. Depending on the viewer's position, you either become the vultures' victim or a destructing force to the trees. Werblud questions-but not accusingly-our capability for evil as well as our own vulnerability.
Based in South Korea, Young-Sook Jang creates minimalist landscapes with simple lines and small patches of color. Her intaglio prints capture the true essence of nature: its simplicity and complexity, seduction and menace, vulnerability and impenetrability, and the endless cycle of life and decay.
Thursday, March 4, 2004
Lecture by Lesley Dill at 1:00 p.m. at The University of the Arts, sponsored by The John F. and Eleanor L. McGonical Trust
Patron Party with Lesley Dill at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Avi and Judith Eden
November 21, 2003 - January 23, 2004
13X Artists' Books from Germany
Night Watch: Gloucester Harbor, Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg, Rockport, MA
Wanderlust: Photographs by Bremner Benedict, Newtown, MA
September 12 - November 1, 2003
Extra! Extra! 2D and 3D Graphic Work by Red Grooms
Sculptural Prints: A group show of 3D prints and photograph
Sculptural Prints included:
July 25 - August 23, 2003
Selections from The Print Center Gallery Store
77th Annual International Competition: Printmaking
Juried by Mark Pascale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk by the juror,
Saturday, May 17, 2003 3:00-5:00 p.m.
This exhibition will travel to:
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
September 11 - October 22, 2003
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2003 6-8pm
120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ 08008
February 28 - May 3, 2003
Alone Together: Photographs by David Graham, Philadelphia,
Bad Girls, Good Girls: Prints by Ann Chernow, Westport,
Forgotten Wisdoms: Prints by Linda Schwarz, Triefenstein
For more information on these shows, please visit
our PRESS ROOM.
December 5, 2002 - February 15, 2003
Contemporary Abstraction by Ten Women Printmakers, Selections from
the A.G. Edwards & Sons Corporate Collection
This exhibition has been generously supported by
A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
December 5, 2002 - February 2, 2003
Recipients of The Leeway Foundation's 2002 Awards to Emerging and
Established Artists in Photography/ Works on Paper, Co-curated with
The Philadelphia Art Alliance
The Leeway Foundation supports individual women artists, arts programs
and arts organizations, focusing on the Greater Philadelphia region,
in order to help them achieve personal and community transformation.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 2002 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
September 3 - November 9, 2002
IMPRINT, a public art project
Dotty Attie, John Coplans, Susan Fenton, Kerry James Marshall,
Virgil Marti and James Mills
July 12 - August 17, 2002
Body Image: A Photo Documentary
A collaboration between The Print Center and Girl Scouts of Southeastern
Pennsylvania. Documented by Ashley Peel.
May 17 - July 6, 2002
Solar Litany: Prints from Egypt by Diana Jacobs
Circuit Variations: Prints by Ron Rumford
Works on Paper: T. L. Solien
Concurrent with Solien's exhibition at the Esther M. Klein Art Gallery,
University City Science Center.
March 23 - May 4, 2002
76th Annual International Competition: Photography
Juried by Anne E. Havinga, Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston, MA
January 25 - March 9, 2002
Luminance & Order: Photographs and Photograms by Geanna Merola
Blurred Vision: A Group Photography Exhibition
January 4 - January 12, 2002
ASMP Philadelphia: Shoot in Philly 2001
November 9 - December 21, 2001
Nancy Spero and Leon Golub: Prints 1950 - 2001
September 13 - October 20, 2001
Jennifer Karady: Refitting
Christopher Pekoc: "As Night Turns to Day
Joel-Peter Witkin: Eye for the Forbidden, Photographs from the Collection
of George Felice
The Digital Mural Project is a unique collaboration
between The Print Center and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
to create Philadelphia's first digitally-printed, building-sized,
outdoor artist murals on fabric. In fall 2001, four artists were
selected through a national competition process to conduct residencies
in three Philadelphia schools: The Masterman School, Central High
School, and the Charter High School for Architecture and Design
(CHAD). Selected artists Caroline Bitterman and Peter Duka (Berlin,
Germany), Peggy Diggs (Williamstown, MA), and Laurence Salzmann
(Philadelphia, PA) conducted intensive residencies in digital printing,
design and mural-making with more than 100 students and community
members. The digital murals will be installed in 2003.
June 30 - December 31, 2001
Work from The Print Center Gallery Store on exhibit at the Philadelphia
International Airport, Terminal F
Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal
May 18 - June 30, 2001
Alexandra Broches: Places
John Carlano: Women and Men
Jason Martin: Count Down
March 24 - May 5, 2001
75th Annual International Competition: Printmaking
Juried by Marjorie Cohn, Carl A. Weterhauser Curator of Prints,
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
January 19 - March 3, 2001
Ian Van Coller: Acclimatization Chamber
The Printers, Space 1026: Forearms of Steel
Endi Poskovic: Endiana and other Tales from La Souffrance et L'Aventure
November 10 - December 23, 2000
Prints by Janet Fish
Sally Tosti: Sites of Nature
William Wylie: the River's Edge