Swoon (Caledonia Curry) has created a site-specific installation for the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, as featured in Barron's and ARTnews. The project was planned in conversation with Nadine M. Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Drawings and Prints, as a way to engage visitors at the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair with the exhibition The Renaissance of Etching opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art concurrent with the fair.To highlight the medium of etching, booths at the fair that feature this type of print are highlighted in the floorplan so that visitors can explore 500 years of this important technique.
Cristea Roberts Gallery will display an array of iconic portraits realized in a wide range of print media by some of the best modern and contemporary printmakers, working with some of the most important print studios and master printers.
Bernard Jacobson Graphics will show a selection of early 1970s etchings by William Tillyer. These were produced after Tillyer had been studying printing techniques with Anthony Gross in London and Stanley William Hayter in Paris. This point in Tillyer’s career saw him discover the lattice: a neutral grid, where each line is evenly spaced and each line connects to all others according to rigorous geometry. It was to prove groundbreaking for his art and was a perfect illustration of his belief that everything is connected, and the grid remains central to his paintings to this day.