Artists Who Print
May 11th - August 11th (2017)
Featuring: A selection of silkscreen prints by Jay Batlle, Carole Feuerman, Bob Gruen and Shelter Serra, all of which were produced by Gary Lichtenstein Editions
Gary Lichtenstein Editions at Mana is a publisher and printer of fine art silkscreen editions. Gary Lichtenstein recently relocated his studio to a ten thousand square-foot space on the second floor of Mana Contemporary, a two million square-foot contemporary art center in Jersey City, NJ.
The studio boasts two large scale automatic silkscreen presses as well as custom-built screen storage, exposure, and wash-out equipment. Several light boxes, large movable tables, and a wide format digital printer provide the artists with the flexibility and freedom to work pre-press entirely in our studio.
Additionally, eighteen-foot ceilings and gallery-lit exhibition space allow for an ever-changing display of work from both recent projects and our extensive print archive.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
“Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition.
Shortly after John Lennon moved to New York in 1971, Bob became John and Yoko’s personal photographer and friend, making photos of their working life as well as private moments. In 1974 he created the iconic images of John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt and standing in front of the Statue of Liberty making the peace sign – two of the most popular of Lennon’s images.
As chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine in the ’70s, Bob specialized in candid, behind the scenes photo features. He toured extensively with the emerging punk and new wave bands including the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group and Blondie. Bob has also worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss and Alice Cooper.”
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“Known as the “Epicurean Painter,” Jay Batlle is interested in exploring “The Good Life”—success, fortune, and an abundance of sensual pleasures—and the gulf that exists between this ideal and reality. Batlle subverts the gourmet experience into social commentary, mostly on the interchangeability of wealth and power, and the blurring of boundaries between the two as it relates to indulgence and excess. His oeuvre offers both a critique of comestible-related decadence and a celebration of the preparation and consumption of food across various cultures. The artist asks: “What is the meaning of art, getting to the top of the social economic ladder or having enough to eat?”
Jay Batlle belongs to a generation of American artists who have responded to the precepts of minimalism and conceptualism. Batlle’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums around the world, including The National Academy Museum, Nyehaus Gramercy Park, Andrew Roth, Metro Pictures, Casey Kaplan, Paul Kasmin, Feigen Contemporary, the Chelsea Museum, Exit Art, The Dorsky Gallery, The Whitney, (all in New York) and The Glass House Museum at Mana Contemporary.”
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“West Coast Artist, who is now based in New York, Shelter Serra, has gained popular attention with his design of a fake functionless plastic Rolex replica watch. Serra has spent years developing a career replicating the objects of everyday life. Cars, pipes, water bottles, handbags and engine components are just a few of the sculptural subjects that the artist has rendered in materials including copper, cast resin, and plaster. By removing these consumer objects from the realm of functionality he offers commentary on the nature of art and utility, exploring ideas of artificiality and producing incisive critiques of mass consumption and cultural identity.
Serra, who is related to minimalist master Richard Serra, has collaborated with the Art Production Fund, Helmut Lang, Converse, and Chanel. His work has been exhibited internationally from New York to Tokyo.”
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Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. Together with Hanson and De Andrea, she was one of the three leaders that started the movement in the late seventies by making life like sculptures that portrayed their models precisely. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history.
In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. In 2016-17, Feuerman has had solo shows at C24 Gallery in NY, KM Fine Art in LA, Aria Gallery in Florence and London, the DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL, Lotte Palace Hotel, New York, and the National Hotel, Miami, for Art Basel. Her sculpture, 'The General’s Daughter', which was exhibited at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, was selected for the traveling museum exhibition called, 'Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016', which originated in Bilbao, at The Museo de Arte and then traveled to the Contemporáneo Museo de Monterrey, in Mexico. It is now at The Arkin Art Museum in Denmark, and will be traveling to Australia. Currently, she has a solo called 'Perception, In The Eye of The Beholder' at 55 Broadway, New York in partnership with C24 Gallery and Chashama, a non-profit arts organization that supports artists. She is getting ready for a Joint show this spring at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. GAA Foundation, European Cultural Center, & Bel Air Fine Art present her solo show opening May 11th and 12th in Giardino Della Marinaressa, in conjunction with the 57th Venice Biennale.
Please click here to learn more about Carole Feuerman.