August 12th, 10am
DIMENSIONS 20" x 15" MEDIUM 1-color Silkscreen on Waterford Paper
Limited edition of 50, 2020
Signed and numbered by the artist on front
This edition is part of an original series of limited edition silkscreen prints, entitled PRINT AID, created in response to the distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. PRINT AID is a collaborative effort between silkscreen studio Pegasus Prints, art consultancy Sidel & McElwreath, and Exhibition A to provide creativity and assistance through the art community. Each edition supports an artist whose business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, a portion of sales is donated to The Artist’s Fellowship, Inc, a non-profit organization that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.
ABOUT THE WORK
Everyone doesn't just envision 2,000 pigeons lit up by their talons in LED like messengers of the future, flying above New York City like painters in the sky. But Duke Riley is the type of artist to do just that. Fly By Night, his massive 2016 public art project with Creative Time audaciously illustrated the magnitude of his artistic vision, one that is deeply borne from the investigation of contemporary tension between the natural and its destruction. We are proud to present a new limited edition print by Riley as part of Print Aid. In his edition, "August 12th, 10am" horrific reality is softened by narrative whimsy. Intimately familiar images speak to us in plain line, clearing space for poetic reflection: we all go where the water flows.
Duke Riley has held solo exhibitions at Magnan Metz Gallery (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Queens Museum of Art (New York), and the Havana Biennial among others. In 2016, Riley partnered with Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard to produce the public art sensation, ‘Fly By Night’, which was produced again in 2018 by 1418 Now and the London International Festival of Theater. He has received numerous awards and commissions, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the U.S. State Department’s SmARTpower Program in China and the MTA Arts For Transit commission for the Beach 98th Street Station renovation.
Framing options are black or white painted wood, 7/8" wide flat face and 7/8" deep, with UV acrylic glass. Each work is framed edge to edge.
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