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ARTISTS

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER
WILLIAM BAILEY
CHRISTIANE BAUMGARTNER
LOUISE BOURGEOIS
ROBERT COTTINGHAM
STEVE DIBENEDETTO
CARROLL DUNHAM
NICOLE EISENMAN
JOANNE GREENBAUM
JOEY KÖTTING
JOSÉ ANTONIO SUÁREZ LONDOÑO
CHRIS MARTIN
THOMAS NOZKOWSKI
MICHELLE SEGRE
JAMES SIENA
KIKI SMITH
MARK STRAND
STANLEY WHITNEY

James Siena was born in California in 1957 and received his BFA in 1979 from Cornell University. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Siena creates paintings, drawings, and prints in which hand-rendered procedural abstractions, methodically executed, cover a wide range of modalities and produce multiple visual and psychological effects. Siena's work stimulates both the eye and the brain. As Roberta Smith wrote in an early review of his paintings: "Mr. Siena is unusually adept at translating the mental into the visual. His paintings think as good as they look." The jewel-like surfaces of his paintings become equally compelling when transformed into the medium of intaglio printmaking. Tactile, compressed and intricate, the work is above all emphatically physical, as seen in the raised surface of the etched line, and the attentive use of color. Harlan & Weaver has published both individual prints and portfolios with Siena. The close proximity of their studios has helped to foster an enduring working relationship.

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Angry Form, 2010
engraving
Lanaquarelle paper
paper size: 10 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
image size: 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches
edition of 36





Squa Tront, 2005-2010
engraving
Lanaquarelle paper
paper size: 27 x 22 3/4 inches
image size: 19 1/8 x 15 inches
edition of 28





Non-Slice, 2005-2009
engraving
Magnani Velata paper
paper size: 17 1/4 x 15 inches
image size: 11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches
edition of 42

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Untitled Red Brown, 2000-2007
etching
Magnani Pescia paper
with chine collé
paper size: 15 x 11 inches
image size: 6 x 4 inches
edition of 42





shaded connected hooks, 2007
etching
Magnani Pescia paper
with chine collé
paper size: 23 x 18 inches
image size: 14 x 11 inches
edition of 42

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No Man's Land, 2005
engraving
Magnani Incisione paper
with chine collé
paper size: 17 1/4 x 15 inches
image size: 11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches
edition of 49





Upside Down Devil Variation, 2004
engraving
Hahnemühle bright white paper
paper size: 26 5/8 x 22 1/4 inches
image size: 19 1/8 x 15 inches
edition of 42





Lighthouse, 2003
line etching
Somerset soft white paper
with chine collé
paper size: 26 5/8 x 22 1/4 inches
image size: 18 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
edition of 28





Untitled Blue-Black, 2000
line etching
Hahnemühle warm white paper
paper size: 26 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches
image size: 19 1/8 x 15 inches
edition of 28





Intero's Box, 2000
engraving
Hahnemühle warm white paper
with chine collé
paper size: 17 1/4 x 15 inches
image size: 11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches
edition of 28





Circulation, 1999
line etching
Hahnemühle bright white paper
paper size: 27 x 22 1/4 inches
image size: 19 1/8 x 15 inches
edition of 28






Nine Prints, 1999-2001

a portfolio of nine prints in color
Hahnemühle bright white paper
paper size: 12 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches
image size: 6 x 4 inches
edition of 28

Constant Window, 1999-2000
engraving

Proton Saga, 1999-2000
line etching

Base Three, 2000
line etching

56787654, 1999-2000
line etching

Lattice,2000
line etching

Etching after Untitled Yellow-Black, 2000
open bite etching

Lighthouse, 2001
line etching

Ramparts, 2001
open bite etching

Connected Hooks, 2001
line etching