Forth Estate Editions

December 8 - January 28, 2007

Reception for the artists: December 15, 2006 6-8 pm

Björn Copeland
Elise Ferguson
Joseph Hart
Andrew Kuo
Tim Lokiec
Carter Mull
Ian Pedigo
Milton Rosa-Ortiz

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Joseph Hart, A Symbolic Map of You and Me Together, 2006 8 color screenprint on paper Edition of 20 30 x 22 inches
Björn Copeland, Color Slide, Björn Copeland 8 color screen print with sprayed enamel on Coventry Rag 320gsm Edition of 16 34 x 27 inches
Andrew Kuo, dot dot dot, 2006 12 color waterbased silkscreen handcut accordian bound book with 2 color silkscreen folio Edition of 40
Carter Mull, Political Thinking, 2006 four-color process silkscreen and hand painting on imitation Pucci fabric, poster paint, silkscreen, and canvas tacks Edition of 10 23 5/8 x 32 inches
Ian Pedigo, 2006, 2006 6 color UV silkscreen on braille texture with garment pattern paper on bookboard Edition of 15 20 x 30 inches
Tim Lokiec, "Studio", 2006 9-color screenprint Edition of 25 30 x 36 inches
Elise Ferguson, Foil Brown, 2006 Three color waterbased screenprint with hotstamp foil transfer on Somerset Satin bright white 50 gram paper Edition of 20 33 x 33 inches
Elise Ferguson, Foil Red, 2006 Three color waterbased screenprint with hotstamp foil transfer on Somerset Satin bright white 50 gram paper Edition of 20 33 x 33 inches
Milton Rosa-Ortiz, All that we are is the result of what we have thought, 2006 15 color screenprint with waterbased, UV inks, and color shift pigment on Coventry Rag Edition of 35 4 1/5 x 32 1/8 inches

Press Release

Since 2005 Forth Estate Editions has emerged as a compelling new voice in the vibrant fine art print community. Having exhibited the publisher’s first year of prints at the end of 2006, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is excited to have the opportunity to show their latest editions. The editions included in this show represent the wide range of technical and artistic possibilities of the artist-printer collaboration.

While some of the artists in this show have previous knowledge of printmaking processes, for others it was a first opportunity to work with a printer to create an edition that expands and enhances their body of work. Whether they are primarily a painter, sculptor, or photographer the pieces they created with Forth Estate reflect a translation of their artistic processes and ideas to editioned works. Forth Estate Editions seeks not to replicate an existing artwork, but create a new piece through the collaborative pairing of artist with master printer, in which the printer provides the technical expertise in facilitating experimentation and creativity.

The show will include editions by Glen Baldridge, Ian Cooper, Alex Dodge, Angela Dufresne, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Joseph Hart, Matt Keegan, Paul Pope, Phil Sanders, Molly Smith, Will Yackulic, and Kevin Zucker.

Forth Estate was founded in 2005 by Luther Davis and Glen Baldridge in the interest of producing editioned works by emerging artists using both traditional and technologically innovative approaches to printmaking.

Editions published by Forth Estate are included in the collections of the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Newark Public Library, the RISD Museum, and the Jundt Art Museum.

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