FINE ARTS WORK CENTER - THE NEW PROVINCETOWN PRINT PROJECT
NICOLE EISENMAN, RED GROOMS, JENNIFER PACKER, JACK PIERSON, KIKI SMITH + JOHN WALKER
Gaa Gallery Provincetown
In collaboration with the Fine Arts Work Center, Gaa Gallery is pleased to present The New Provincetown Print Project. On view at Gaa Gallery Provincetown beginning on July 3, this presentation celebrates the Fine Arts Work Center and the important role of printmaking in the history of the Provincetown art colony.
In 2018 the New Provincetown Print Project was produced by the Fine Arts Work Center to celebrate their fiftieth year and to revive Michael Mazur’s New Provincetown Print Project, which from 1990 to 1994, brought renowned artists to Provincetown to create portfolios now included in the collections of numerous American museums. Participating artists in the 2018 project include Nicole Eisenman, Red Grooms, Jennifer Packer, Jack Pierson, Kiki Smith, and John Walker, who have worked with master printers 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 at Taylor Box Company in Warren, Rhode Island. The edition is limited to twenty numbered copies, with ten artist’s proofs and five printer’s proofs per edition. Proceeds raised from the Project’s sales will support the Fine Arts Work Center 50th Anniversary Campaign.
History of the New Provincetown Print Project -
From 1990-1994, this venture brought artists to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown to produce monoprints that helped support the Work Center’s residency program for emerging artists and writers. Michael Mazur (1935-2009) along with master printer Robert Townsend, guided more than twenty artists in producing five yearly portfolios. These innovative one-of-a-kind prints, combined into portfolios, were placed in museum and private collections, raising funds for the Work Center’s programs.