Benjamin Levy is a Seattle-based curator, art historian and trained printmaker. He has held curatorial positions at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and in the Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He sits on the National Advisory Board of Tamarind Institute.

Sandow Birk: American Qur’an and The Depravities of War

Sandow Birk, Destruction from The Depravities of War (2007), woodcut on handmade Sekishu Kozo paper, 48 x 96 inches. Printed and published byHui Press, Makawao, Hawaii. Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk (b. 1962) is driven to restage art from the past to speak to contemporary concerns. Two projects, created over the past decade, address the current American conceptual haze in which Islam Read More

Christiane Baumgartner

Another Country is the latest monumental woodcut from Christiane Baumgartner, whose engagement with the medium has endured for close to 15 years. Using video and photography, Baumgartner fixes an evanescent moment Read More

Mungo Thomson

Mungo Thomson, Pocket Universe #7 (Silver) (2016) and Pocket Universe #10 (Copper) (2016). Photo: David Kern.

Mungo Thomson is a conceptual artist working across media who approaches his projects with a wink and nod. His Pocket Universe works appear simple enough at first glance—coins protruding from large metallic sheets Read More

Samantha Wall

These intriguing prints are something of a departure for Samantha Wall, a Portland-based artist whose delicate monochromatic drawings focus on the depiction of young multiracial women Read More

Koen Delaere

Process is what drives Koen Delaere. Early in his career, he found that making painting on his hands and studio floor was more rewarding than the image on the canvas. He habitually submits himself to rules as obstacles to overcome Read More

Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto, Lemma I from Lemmata (2015). Courtesy of Durham Press and the artist.

The title of Jacob Hashimoto’s first print project is revealing: in lexicography, a lemma (singular of lemmata) is the base form of a term, such as would be used to head a dictionary entry. In mathematics, a lemma is a proven proposition employed in the attempt to solve a larger problem Read More

Allan McCollum

Allan McCollum, No. 18 from Lands of Shadow and Substance (2014). Image courtesy of Graphicstudio/USF. Photo: Will Lytch.

Allan McCollum’s new series, Lands of Shadow and Substance, builds on his earlier series, Perpetual Photographs, started in 1982, in which the artist photographed pictures hanging in the background in television scenes, trimmed the frames and context away, then enlarged and reframed them, literally and metaphorically. Read More

Christopher Wool

For more than 130 years the halftone dot has been the primary vehicle for mass-producing photographic images. In his new Portraits portfolios, Christopher Wool uses halftone, not to document an objective photographic reality, but to picture the painterly splashes and abstract blobs that have become markers for subjective painterly expression. Read More

Emil Lukas: Bubble-Up series

Emil Lukas, Detail from the Bubble-up series (2013).

Emil Lukas’s portfolio Bubble-up includes nine prints that explore the artist’s signature methods of image composition within controlled parameters. Lukas creates indexical marks (the images record a process rather than mimic an appearance); he focuses on the creation of the circumstances rather than the direct making of marks. Read More