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Durham Press

Durham, USA

 

Durham Press is a printer and publisher of limited edition prints and multiples. Founded in 1988, the Press is owned and operated by Jean-Paul Russell and Ann Marshall and has continued to produce fine art prints with prominent artists around the world. We have become known for our large-scale, complex works in mediums such as woodblock, silkscreen, and intaglio. The Press is located in a beautiful space in Bucks County, Pennsylvania that houses a gallery, as well as the studio where we have worked directly with artists for over thirty years. The gallery and studio are available by appointment to see the work in person or for sales inquiries. For more sales information or details on the works themselves, please contact us at sales@durhampress.com.

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Jamie working on Wave & Particle, 2020

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James Nares’ work focuses on movement, rhythm, and repetition – a visual recording of gestural movements over the passage of time that has become a common thread in her larger practice, as well in as her collaborations at Durham Press. Beginning with her first edition in 2002, titled Three Aces, to her most recent edition in 2021, titled Going For Baroque, the solitary brushstroke that has become a hallmark of Nares’ repertoire since the 1980s also plays a prominent role in her work with Durham Press. While the brushstrokes explore concepts of velocity and time recorded through the gestural and ephemeral movements of the human body, her work pushes that exploration further by capturing how that human motion interacts with mechanical intervention. In the series of intaglio and screenprints titled Road Paint Prints (2016), that singular mark used in her brushstrokes is transformed into a ghostly, powerful totem through the use of a road striping machine while still retaining that same gestural quality. Similarly, in her series of photogravure prints titled High Speed Cone Graphs 1-4, her mark becomes distorted into concentric lines as she holds her brush to large spinning cones of varying degrees; each line captures not only the movements of Nares’ body, but also her interaction with the cone as it warps her straight lines. These three languages of mark making that Nares has explored with Durham Press correlate but do not replicate her larger practice, shedding new light on the themes she has delved deep into throughout her career.

Durham Press, 2022

James Nares

Going for Baroque 3

2021

48 x 24

Screenprint

Edition of 44

$12,000

James Nares

Going for Baroque 4

2021

48 x 24

Screenprint

Edition of 44

$12,000

James Nares

High Speed Cone Graphs 4

2021

35 x 23

Photogravure

30

$2,500

Working on Brushstrokes

Working on Road Paint Prints

Working on High Speed Cone Graphs

James Nares

High Speed Cone Graphs 2

2020

20 x 20

Photogravure

15

$1500/each or 18,000 set of nine

James Nares

Road Paint Prints

2016

46 x 22

Photogravure

12

$5,500/each

Working on Road Paint Prints

Durham Press

Durham, USA

1 610 346 6133