Guest jurors Jon Irving and Kyle Simon select participants to Fluctuations
Fluctuations was initially conceived as a way to stimulate a discussion between artists and collectors, allowing for individuals to perhaps play both of these roles. Focusing on the very idea of giving and receiving, or rather fluctuating between two points of view, our first ever art-exchange decidedly called upon the capabilities of media containing inherent qualities relating to dissemination, and ‘collectibility.’
Our exclusively printmaking, and print-related portfolio exchange, Fluctuations, examines the reflexively public qualities of printmaking, and does so within a collection of nineteen, limited edition, artist prints, each from a different artist. Each participating artist has been selected by curator and Recession Art staff member Anthony Tino, along with alumni artist and printmaker Jon Irving, and collaborative printmaker and artist Kyle Simon. We are pleased to announce the participants of the Fluctuations Print Exchange.
About the Curator
Anthony Tino is an aspiring curator and artist and has been a contributor to the efforts of Recession Art since the fall of 2012. He received his BFA in Printmaking from State University of New York at New Paltz, where he immersed himself in inter-disciplinary collaborations with artists working in printmaking, sculpture, video and sound. Since joining Recession Art, he has co-curated the exhibition American Daydream, and is scheduled to curate select programing in the fall/winter of 2013.
About the Jurors
Jon Irving was born and raised in the Washington DC area and recently received his MFA degree at SUNY New Paltz in Printmaking. Irving showed with Recession Art in our American Daydream exhibition, held in the winter of 2012. Irving is featured, for the second consecutive year, in the prestigious Internation Print Center of New York’s annual juried exhibition, which will be on display through August. Irving is currently working on his contribution to the Transmogrify Print Portfolio Exchange.
Kyle Simon is an artist, printmaker and illuminator living in Brooklyn, NY. Simon was born in Philadelphia and graduated from The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. He currently works as a collaborative printmaker at Pace Prints in NYC. Simon’s works are narrative in nature. He tells original stories through diverse techniques and mediums. Most recently, his work has been shown at 31 Grand, Eyelevel BQE, Spin Magazine, Pace Prints, and Element Editions. He was featured in a solo exhibition at ARTJAIL. In summer 2011, Simon’s prints and sculptures were presented at Galerie allerArt in Blundenz, Austria.
The Fluctuations print exchange will be on display at the Recession Art Gallery in the coming months. Be sure to visit the Fluctuations reception on October 4th, 2013 where two copies of this portfolio will be for sale.
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