Pace Prints presents an exhibition of new monoprints and editions by Ian Davenport, on view at its 32 East 57th Street gallery, April 3—May 2, 2015.
Davenport’s first solo exhibition at Pace Prints will feature monoprints and color etchings with chine-collé. By employing gravity to manipulate printmaking grounds, these graphic works produce images that reflect the result the artist has achieved in his glossy pour paintings. The artworks continue his process-based investigation of the paradox between chance and control, the industrial and organic.
“I wanted to explore etching because it’s got a very rich color.” Davenport explains, “Something about the way that the color is mixed—it’s just pigment and oil—and when that’s printed onto white paper it has a sort of luminosity to it and a richness of color that you don’t really get in anything else.”*
*Quote excerpted from video courtesy The Alan Cristea Gallery. See link below.