321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

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Celebrating Print 2014

exhibition opening 09 December, 2014 - 6:30 PM

[BBLA Gallery]

Join us for an opening of the exhibition Celebrating Print 2014, featuring contemporary fine art prints by 24 artists from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and the USA. The exhibition, selected by New York based printmaker and curator Eva Nikolova, is accompanied by a presentation of the CPC 2014 Challenge: Homage to Jiri Kolar and a fine selection of 20th century Czech prints by Jiri Anderle, Josef Liesler and Jindrich Pilecek. A Quantarex Cash Award and BBLA Cash Award for an outstanding original print will be announced at the opening.  A full-color catalog will be available to purchase.


The Celebrating Print 2014 artists are: Anneli Arms, Roman Balaz, Lukas Freytag, Ladislav Hanka, Radoslava Hrabovska, Jana Hubatkova, Kama Jackowska, Bara Jichova, Magda Korsinsky, Michael Kukla, Robert Kuzidlo, Lucie Lucanska, Dita Maleckova, Livia Mezovska, Milos Michalek, Martin Mulac, Dusan Pacuch, Sylva Pauli, Lenka Rochovanska, Andrea Safarikova, Kamila Stanclova, Helena Stouracova, Darina Vybohova, and Tomas Zemla.


Highlights of the exhibition include Kamila Stanclova’s mysterious etchings “Compliment is Something like a Kiss Through the Veil (V.Hugo)” and “Dance with Wolves”, Jana Hubatkova’s multicolor gestural lithographs “Toward the Stone” and “Water into Water”, Magda Korsinsky’s print from a silkscreen series “Bond” and Milos Michalek’s layered wood print “One”, among others.


The Celebrating Print 2014 Challenge: Homage to Jiri Kolar features paper objects by seven New York-based printmakers, print instructors and Master Printers: Arnold Brooks, Pepe Coronado, Vijay Kumar, Katerina Kyselica, Paula Praeger, Moses Ros-Suarez and Larry Schulte.


Five sought-after intaglio prints by renowned Czech artist Jiri Anderle, including “Girl with a Pearl Necklace, After Vermeer” (1981) and “Monsieur Riviere Entre Nous” (1975), will be on view in an adjacent exhibition space, accompanied by etchings by Jindrich Pilecek and a surrealistic lithograph by Josef Liesler.  A full-color catalog will accompany the exhibition and will be available to purchase at KADS NY.


The opening is organized by studio KADS NY, with support of Vino z Czech - sommelier selected wines from South Moravia.





BBLA Gallery at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor, NY 10021

Viewing hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm (BBLA's exhibition space is occasionally closed for events. Please call 212-988-1733 to verify access.)





featured image: Lenka Rochovanska, Untitled (Under the Tree series), 2013, etching with drypoint, edition of 8; photo by the artist, courtesy of KADS New York

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