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Tandem Press

Madison, WI, USA

Tandem Press is a professional printmaking studio and gallery that hosts internationally renowned artists in its studio, assisting them in the creation of limited edition fine art prints. It stands at the forefront of experimentation and new developments in the field of printmaking. Since 1987, Tandem has upheld its reputation for pushing the boundaries of printmaking, exploring new materials and techniques, and producing highly ambitious print-based contemporary art.

 

Tandem Press has created prints with over ninety artists, including Derrick Adams, Richard Bosman, Suzanne Caporael, Robert Cottingham, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Jeffrey Gibson, Sam Gilliam, Al Held, Robert Kelly, David Lynch, Judy Pfaff, Alison Saar, Sean Scully, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Swoon, and Mickalene Thomas. Tandem has achieved national and international recognition for its work with these renowned artists.

 

Prints published by Tandem are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the British Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Tandem prints are also included in leading corporate and private collections including Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, General Mills, Hallmark, HBO, the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, JP Morgan, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Target, and Twitter.

 

Tandem has published several artist catalogs and has participated in exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and China. It continues to receive excellent reviews in leading print journals and has been reviewed favorably in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe.

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Tandem Press at the 2021 Armory Show

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Our presentation features new editions by Jeffrey Gibson, David Lynch, Alison Saar, and T.L. Solien, along with recent editions by Derrick Adams, Maser, Swoon, and Mickalene Thomas.

Alison Saar’s new prints primarily reference various rituals, expectations, and connotations around Black hair. Saar depicts figures that embody resilience and determination, acknowledging the racial injustices that led to these cultural presentations of Black hair without succumbing to them.

Jeffrey Gibson’s vibrant works reference Modern Art, geometric abstraction, and maximalism while serving as a prominent example of Indigenous Futurism. By incorporating recognizable Native American materials in his work – he specifically used woven beadwork and elk-hide drums in these new editions – these artworks reorient the place and status of Native art within contemporary culture.

T.L. Solien’s new screen print represents a recent turn further into abstraction for the artist’s work. Although the still life image of a chair has appeared throughout art history, Solien breaks up the chair within its environment in The Spanish Chair with a fresh color palette. The composition largely gains a sense of space by the inclusion of a few select rounded shapes that stand out against a majority of rectangular shapes.

David Lynch’s new suite of Distorted Nude Photogravures is his first series published with Tandem Press since 2008. In these twelve prints, distorted figures contort, bend, reach, and pose within strange environments that, while mostly unclearly defined, seem to be domestic spaces. The images are set within a deep velvety black square. This format, reminiscent of film, aligns the prints with Lynch’s cinematic work and lends a voyeuristic edge to the images.

Tandem Press

Alison Saar

Wrath of Topsy

2021

18 1/2 x 18 inches

Screen print on found seed sacks with sewn edging and grommets

This artwork is currently in production with an estimated release in early 2022. We are taking pre-release orders.

Varied edition of 30

$3,500

Alison Saar

Congolene Resistence

2021

18 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 2 inches

Screen print and acrylic spray paint on an aluminum tin

Edition of 30

$3,000

Jeffrey Gibson

Round Dancing

2021

25 3/4 x 25 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches framed

Screen print on handmade elk hide drum in a custom frame

This artwork is currently in production with an estimated release in Spring 2022. We are taking pre-release orders.

Varied edition of 24

$25,000

Alison Saar, Congolene Resistence

Jeffrey Gibson

no simple word for time

2021

24 1/2 x 15 inches

Screen print with inlaid beadwork mounted to mat board

This artwork is currently in production with an estimated release in Spring 2022. We are taking pre-release orders.

Edition of 24

$18,000

Alison Saar

Big Singe

2021

72 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches

Woodcut on found cotton seed sacks

Varied edition of 18

$6,500

Jeffrey Gibson, no simple word for time

Tandem Press

Madison, WI, USA

+1-608-263-3437