Michael Mazur (1935-2009), one of Provincetown's most revered painters and printmakers, along with master printer Robert Townsend, guided more the 20 artists in producing a body of monotypes, often combined with mixed media and after-press hand work. Participating artists donated their prints to an annual portfolio to raise important funds for the Work Center's residency program.
The linen folio includes six artists' prints by Nicole Eisenman, Red Grooms, Jennifer Packer, Jack Pierson, Kiki Smith and John Walker. Master printers are David Adamson, Tony Kirk, Jennifer Melby, Andrew Mockler, James Stroud, and Rob Swainston. The title and colophon pages were designed by Theodore Miller and printed by Peter Kruty at Peter Kruty Editions, Brooklyn, New York. The edition folio was designed by Stuart Einhorn and produced by Taylor Box Company in Warren, Rhode Island. The edition is limited to twenty numbered copies. The project is dedicated to Michael Mazur.
Nicole Eisenman: 2 color lithograph
Red Grooms: 4 color etching
Jennifer Packer: 3 color aquatint etching
Jack Pierson: digital print
Kiki Smith: etching and photogravure with hand coloring
John Walker: 3 color etching with chine colle
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About Nicole Eisenman, Red Grooms, Jennifer Packer, Jack Pierson, Kiki Smith, and John WalkerView Profile »
Nicole Eisenman is a contemporary painter known for her inventive, figurative oil paintings. Utilizing bight color as well as humorous subject matter in her psychologically complex work, she tackles tropes of Western painting with a uniquely wry sense of humor. Born in France, where her father was stationed as an Army psychiatrist, she grew up in Scarsdale, NY and went on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design. Eisenman has participated in the 1995 and 2012 Whitney Biennials, was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, and won the MacArthur “genius” Grant in 2015. This summer she was selected as the winner of the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundtion Prize, which includes a $200,000 cash award, a catalog and a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin and at FLAG in New York. Her works are in the collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Kunsthalle Zürich, among others. Eisenman lives and works in New York, NY.
Red Grooms has been prolific in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, film, and installations. Regardless of format, his works often take the tumult of contemporary urban life in America as their subject. After studying under Hans Hofmann in 1957, Grooms co-founded City Gallery in midtown Manhattan. That gallery gave early solo shows to Claes Oldenburg, Alex Katz, Jim Dine, and Mimi Gross, among others, and organized some of the first Happenings. But Grooms is best known for his scenic, large-scale installations—images of everyday life, rendered in a cartoonish, painterly fashion that is exacting and immersive. Grooms has been widely influential for generations of subsequent artists. He has exhibited internationally, including shows at the Whitney and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Venice Biennale.
Jennifer Packer creates expressionist portraits, interior scenes and still lifes that suggest a casual intimacy.The models for her portraits – commonly friends or family members – are relaxed and seemingly unaware of the artist’s or viewer’s gaze. Packer earned her BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2007 and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2012. In 2012–13 she was artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, in 2013 she was awarded a Rema Hort Mann Grant, and from 2014–15 she was a visual arts fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. She is represented by Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York. In 2017, her first solo institutional show, Tenderheaded, opened at Chicago’s Renaissance Society and was recently on view at The Rose Museum, Brandeis University.
Jack Pierson works in several different mediums, including sculpture, photography and video, and is known for word signage installations, drawings, and artist's books. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, he lives and works in New York. Pierson has had recent solo exhibitions at the CAC Malaga, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Aspen Art Museum. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other museums worldwide. Pierson is represented by Cheim & Read, New York.
Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany) has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice which relates to the human condition and the natural world. Smith uses a broad variety of materials, continuously expanding and evolving a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and textile. Smith has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions worldwide including over 25 solo museum exhibitions. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been the recipient of several awards including the 2012 National Medal of Arts, conferred by Hillary Clinton; the 2010 Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, Purchase College School of the Arts; the 2009 Edward MacDowell Medal, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 2000, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, among others. She is an adjunct professor at New York University and Columbia University. Smith has been represented by Pace Gallery, New York since 1994.
John Walker is a British-born artist whose painterly abstractions insinuate dimensional spaces and objects. Incorporating flat collaged spaces and pictograph-like symbols, his dynamic compositions cite multiple source materials. Walker studied at the Moseley School of Art in Birmingham and later at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art and the former head of the graduate program in painting at Boston University School of Visual Arts. His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art among others. Walker lives and works in Boston, MA.
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