Present Bodies

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Present Bodies

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm

Gallery Brunch & Studio Tour: Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00pm [RSVP here]

Location: Ribuoli Digital, 526 West 26th Street, 10th Fl, Suite 1001 & 1021, New York, NY 10001

Present Bodies, curated by Lauren Comito, brings together the talents of both emerging and established artists and highlights editions produced by Ribuoli Digital. The exhibition features prints, editions and unique works by artists: Tauba Auerbach, El Anatsui, David Byrne, Lisa Di Donato, Stefan Gunn, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Amber Heaton, Eric Juth, Jennifer Mahlman, Caleb Nussear, Beverly Semmes, Do Ho Suh and Amanda Thackray. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with New York Print Week. Exhibition programming includes an opening reception on Thursday evening and an exhibition brunch and studio tour on Saturday afternoon.

These artists are brought together by their interest in the persistent resonance of the body -- as seen in a collection of quotidian objects, discarded material/data, patterns found in nature and architectural blueprints -- a body expressed either through its presence or absence. For these artists a body can refer to a physical structure in which the sum of its parts equals an organic, greater whole. It may also act as a vessel which gives a physical form and framework to data sets, so that these abstract networks can be better grasped.

The body is a permeable and absorbent structure that ingests information by means of experience and through the environment. The organs, systems and tissues that make up our physical bodies express a reflexive mimesis with the larger socio-political structures in which we reside. At its core, the genesis of a body stems from a simple, natural geometry that recursively builds in complexity and pattern, a flare plane that folds.

Ribuoli Digital is a collaborative fine art studio creating innovative original artists’ projects, editions and specialty books. With a primary focus on experimentation and hybrid print techniques, the studio specializes in combining traditional printmaking processes with digital technologies. Master printers, Andre Ribuoli and Jennifer Mahlman have developed a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing a full range of digital and traditional media to produce the highest quality individualized projects. Along with fabricating projects for artists, galleries, publishers, museums and other arts organizations, Ribuoli Digital also publishes editions with select mid-career and emerging artists.

Lauren Comito, an artist and curator based in New York City, is spearheading the inaugural year of LRC Studios LLC. LRC Studios specializes in art advisory projects with a focus on building and managing individual and corporate art collections. Comito’s mission is to showcase emerging artists and create expanded opportunities to independent artists and the galleries that support them.

For more information contact Lauren Comito at


Gallery Hours

Thursday, 10/26, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, 10/27, 1:00 – 8:00pm

Saturday, 10/28, 12:00 – 8:00pm

Sunday, 10/29, 1:00 – 6:00pm