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                                                              The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery


                      The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents:
          International Print Center of New York: New Prints 2009/ Autumn

                         An Independent Project of Philagrafika 2010

Philadelphia — New Prints 2009/Autumn, a New York Print Week Event and the thirty-third
presentation of the New Prints Program, exhibits an exceptional group of sixty works by thirty-
eight emerging to established artists, and two collectives selected from a pool of over 2,000
submissions. Ranging in technique from the traditional to the highly experimental, all of the
work has been made within the last twelve months. New Prints 2009/Autumn offers an instant
view of some of the most compelling work in the field of fine art printmaking today and will
open to the public Monday, January 11, 2010 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Nesbitt Hall
(3215 Market St.). An opening reception will be held at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery,
Wednesday, January 27th 2010 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11am to
5pm with extended hours every second Friday each month until 8pm.

New Prints 2009/Autumn features exciting work including three screen printed T-shirts shrink-
wrapped in meat packaging, and five books, two of which, The Collapse of the Home I & II by
Railsmith, contain five 3-D, pop-up printed objects each. Other highlights of the exhibition
include: Duke Riley’s Morituri Te Salutant, a lazer engraving and drypoint on plexiglass, based
on the artist’s recent performance staging of a Roman sea-battle-to-the-death at the former
Worlds Fair site, in Queens, New York; a grouping of Allan McCollum’s digital embroideries of
black, almalgamous silhouettes in oval frames; two photogravures by Liliana Porter that capture
anthropomorphic toys wearing a wedding dress and a tutu; and Isca Greenfield-Sander’s Bright
Beach, a photgravure and aquatint etching that depicts a beach party ablaze with light and
color under the sun. New Prints 2009/Autumn includes prints from coast to coast and abroad,
including Canada, England, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

The Selections Committee for New Prints 2009/Autumn included Erin Donnelly, Director, Artist
Residencies, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Richard Dupont, Artist; James Miller, Studio
Director and Master Printer, Lower East Side Printshop; José Roca, Artistic Director and Chief
Curator for Philagrafika 2010; Jessica Weber, Jessica Weber Design; and Maud Welles,
Collector. A curatorial essay by Richard Dupont will accompany the exhibition.

New Prints 2009/ Autumn is an independent project of Philagrafika 2010, an international
festival that celebrates the role of print as a vital force in contemporary art, running from
January 29 through April 11, 2010 throughout the city of Philadelphia. Set to be one of the
largest arts events in the United States, Philagrafika 2010 will showcase the work of more than
300 artists and will unite 88 Philadelphia area art institutions in the inaugural presentation of
what will become a recurring event, anticipated to repeat every three years. Curated by Artistic
Director José Roca, Philagrafika 2010 will offer regional, national, and international audiences
the opportunity to see contemporary art that references printmaking in dynamic, unexpected
ways and to experience Philadelphia’s rich cultural life in the process. The festival was initiated
by the Philagrafika organization, formerly known as the Philadelphia Print Collaborative.
Philagrafika builds upon the region's rich printmaking history and abundant artistic resources to
enhance Philadelphia’s presence as an international center for innovative printmaking.
Philagrafika 2010 is the result of more than five years of planning, culminating in a citywide
collective effort, which appropriately reflects the collaborative nature of printmaking itself. The
festival is divided into three components: a core curated exhibition titled The Graphic
Unconscious, Out of Print, and Independent Projects.

Event Facts:
What: ‘New Prints 2009/ Autumn’ Exhibition, as part of Philagrafika 2010 Independent Projects
Where: Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Nesbitt Building, 3215 Market Street
When: Exhibit runs January 11th through March 13th 2010
Hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Open Late: Second Fridays of each month 11am - 8pm
Opening reception: January 27th from 5-7pm
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More information: 215-895-2548

About the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery is located adjacent to Nesbitt Hall in the Antoinette Westphal
College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. This unique architectural addition to
Nesbitt Hall was designed by the firm of Sandvold/Blanda and was dedicated in 2002. Since its
dedication, The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery has been committed to exhibiting the work of local,
national, and international contemporary artists and designers. For more information, please
see the gallery website at:

About the Antoinette Westphal College at Drexel University
Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design offers thirteen
undergraduate and five graduate programs in media, design and the performing arts. The
College empowers students with the knowledge, skills and techniques to succeed in highly
competitive creative fields. Programs are taught in small studio settings, featuring hands-on
learning and a faculty of industry practitioners who emphasize the use of the latest
technologies. Westphal College is home to the Mandell Theater, the Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel’s
television (DUTV) and radio (WKDU) stations, the Kal Rudman Institute for Entertainment
Industry Studies, MAD Dragon Records and Drexel’s Historic Costume Collection.

In January 2009, the Westphal College received the largest philanthropic gift ever recorded at
Drexel University, $25 million. The gift is being used for the development and expansion of the
college, purchasing a 130,000 sq ft. Robert Venturi Building on Market St. The Venturi building
is one of two buildings that will serve as new home for the design programs of the Antoinette
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design beginning in fall 2010.

Drexel University is the premier co-op school in the United States and is a top ranked
comprehensive university. Allen Sabinson is the dean of the Antoinette Westphal College of
Media Arts and Design. For more information about the College, go to:

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