Print Aid, a collaborative project to support artists during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Launches Wednesday, March 25th on ExhibitionA.com
New York, NY -- Pegasus Prints + Sidel & McElwreath in partnership with Exhibition A, will be publishing an original series, entitled Print Aid, of limited-edition silkscreen prints in response to the distress caused by COVID-19. This is a collective effort to spread creativity and assistance throughout the art community. Each print will support an artist whose practice has been affected by the pandemic, with a portion of proceeds going 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.
Print Aid is curated by Emily McElwreath and Evan Pepper of art consultancy Sidel & McElwreath. The initial suite of prints will be by artists Caris Reid, Kim Dorland, and Jennifer Caviola. "We wanted to bring artists together in support of our creative community during this time,” says McElwreath. “The three artists chosen to launch Print Aid were selected based on their relationship with nature and humanity that speaks to our collective need for connection right now."
The prints will be created by Ali Sahmel of Pegasus Prints, a painter, printmaker and chromist, who recently opened her own silkscreen studio after more than 10 years at Two Palms. “Pegasus Prints is proud to be a part of such a special project that is rooted in connection and support. We thank our artists who helped us launch Print Aid,” says Sahmel. Throughout her career, Sahmel has worked with Chuck Close, Elizabeth Peyton, Cecily Brown, Mel Bochner, among many others. “
Each print will be priced at $200 and will be available for sale on contemporary art website ExhibitionA.com.
Over the next several weeks, Print Aid will continue to work with artists whose projects have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Exhibition A is welcoming submissions via email@example.com.
Pegasus Prints is a fine art silkscreen studio located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, founded by Alison Sahmel. Pegasus aims to innovate and experiment within traditional means while continuing to create new aesthetics through technical aspects such as color, scale, texture, or printing on variations of substrates.
ABOUT SIDEL & MCELWREATH
Sidel & McElwreath is an art consultancy creating a community of art makers, thinkers, and collectors. We are a platform to educate the public by playing a unique role as the storyteller for living artists, as well as full-service advisors to our clients.
ABOUT EXHIBITION A
Exhibition A (www.exhibitiona.com) was launched with a mission to create an elevated channel that broadens access to contemporary art. We partner with today's most compelling artists to create high-quality prints and editions that are sold on our website ExhibitionA.com. Collaborations include Katherine Bradford, Michael Kagan, Shara Hughes, Jennifer Guidi, Susumu Kamijo, Chloe Wise, and many others. Our prints are included in the collections of the MoMA, Whitney Musem and Zabludowicz Collection.
Press Contact: Sophie Wise / Sophie@companyagenda.com / 347-210-2756
HarvestA Convening of Materiality and Form
(New York, New York) October 2019 — Sidel & McElwreath is honored to present the inaugural exhibition, HARVEST: A Convening of Materiality & Form, a living artist showcase that marks the first public program undertaken by the female-founded contemporary art advisory practice in its commitment to support living artists.
This exhibition uses as its foundation the symbolic concept of harvest. The curatorial focus is placed both on the literal convening of a broad range of media, mediums, and concepts, as well as the constellation of complex personal biographies represented by the work of six living artists. Organic materials and natural iconography lend a visual cohesion and emphasize the artists’ interest in both human and natural ecology.
Abundant in texture and iconography, the works can be understood as a cornucopia of artistic methodologies and subjectivities, queered ideologies, and ultimately a democratic treatment of the artistic landscape of the present day. The title speaks to the process of bringing together disparate artists and artistic practices in community with one another, compounded with the spirit of conviviality and the gathering of a harvest.
The exhibition conjuncts the public announcement of Sidel & McElwreath’s new approach to advisory. As a digital-first resource that thoughtfully introduces collectors to a community of living artists, Sidel & McElwreath are the liaison between the artists and their audience. Building on the combined experience of Emily McElwreath — independent curator, arts educator, and formerly the Director of Education & Communications at The Brant Foundation — and Evan Pepper — whose professional expertise fuses art and culture at large with professional experience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Public Art Fund, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren — the company is uniquely positioned to invigorate the advisory market with a new approach to arts patronage. The company’s mission is to promote the work of living artists through interdisciplinary collaboration, institutional partnerships, and most importantly, acquisitions. For more information, please visit our website and viewing room: sidelmcelwreath.com.
In support of our mission to educate, a portion of the proceeds from each online and exhibition sale will help support Wassaic Project Artist Residency as part of Sidel & McElwreath’s Living Artist Fund. For more information on Wassaic Project please visit their website at https://www.wassaicproject.org
Exhibition held in collaboration with Chashama. To learn more, visit https://chashama.org
Media Contact: Ellie Hayworth / firstname.lastname@example.org