PCNY members were welcomed to a curator-led exhibition tour at the International Print Center New York (ICPNY) of Pulled in Brooklyn, on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
The exhibition was co-curated by Roberta Waddell and Samantha Rippner, in consultation with Luther Davis. It was the first in-depth exploration of the vibrant network of artists, printers, and workshops that have developed and flourished in Brooklyn since the early 1990s.
Works by more than 100 artists across twenty-six printshops and book arts workshops reveal a close-knit and generous community, supported by a collaborative spirit and a network of shared expertise. Motivated by problem-solving, the printers in all these shops approach printmaking like a puzzle, enabling artists to deconstruct how they see and create their work through invention across traditional processes and new technologies. If a technical solution is elusive, printers can call upon the experience and resources of their local peers. The innovative nature of these prints—reflected in the close collaboration between printers and artists—is apparent in the varied works on view, from artist books and affordable screenprints and relief prints, to complex, mixed media editions and unique works.