contemporary print

IPCNY 50|50 New Prints 2015/ Winter Opens Tonight

The International Print Center New York's 50|50 New Prints/2015 Winter opens tonight in Manhattan. Grid is included in the exhibition which will run January 15 through March 14, 2015.

IPCNY's New Prints program works puts together beautiful exhibitions of new print work. In a statement regarding this exhibition, the 50th of its kind, the gallery notes...

"Opening IPCNY's 15th Anniversary year, 50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter is the fiftieth in this unique exhibition series. With all prints required to have been made within the past year, these shows bring to the fore new trends, talents and techniques as they emerge in the field of contemporary printmaking. Many mediums of printmaking are represented, including etching, lithography, silkscreen, and relief." (and letterpress!)

Thrilled to again be a part of one of IPCNY's New Prints program. Thank you!
 :: Marianne Dages, Grid, letterpress print, 2014 ::

:: more work from 50 | 50, including work (l to r) by Szilvia Revesz, Ross Racine, and Jennifer Marshall  ::

:: I spy Grid in the upper right hand corner! ::

White Lepiota

I just returned from a short residency at Penland School of Crafts. The Penland Core Retreat was a generous gift of five days of studio time for former students of the Core Fellowship Program. While there, I had the chance to meet, reconnect, and work alongside artists Jana Harper, Rachel Mauser, Beth Schaible, and Julie Leonard in the school's beautiful print studio. I am so thankful for the school for hosting the Penland Core Retreat. It's so rare to have concentrated time like this, and it allowed me to complete this book, which I've been mulling over for about a year. 

The book is inspired by the time I spent in Iceland in 2013, it is letterpress printed and hand drawn. Edition of 20. 

White Lepiota

We are walking together,
the alder and the oak.

Carrying a desert of lapwings,
under our coats.

Back to the beginning, back to the seabirds and foam.
The bull slides across the pitch ocean floor.

the names are gone.
White lepiota grows.

our mossy hearts - the grind of planets -
songs of tallow and bone.

One foot in the water - two far travelers -
setting fires along the road.

- Marianne Dages


:: Marianne Dages, Reason, letterpress, lead, cord, fur, silk, found image, 2014 ::


In this life
there is no reason
but the heads of dolphins
diving, diving
burn the tree
to its bones
heap its wood
and sign to me
so we can remember
that there is no reason
but the heads of dolphins

:: Marianne Dages, Black Column, 2014, letterpress ::

:: detail of Black Column ::