CLAY STREET PRESS, INC.
1312 Clay Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone, (513) 241-3232
e-mail:
mpginc@iac.net

Mark Patsfall; Director


~Clay Street Press was founded in 1981 and in 1986 moved to the historic "Over the Rhine" district in Cincinnati. We specialize in the printing of small edition hand-pulled prints in a number of media including lithography, etching, woodcut and silkscreen. The gallery opened in 2004.


~Recent publications include editions with the Korean artist Ik-Joong Kang, Mark Fox, Tim McMichael, Peter Voshevski and Mark Harris. In 2000 we printed the portfolio of six lithographs by Chris Johanson "Relationistism" published by RareArt Properties. In 1993 we printed seven of the artist editions in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Portfolio. Co-publishing with Nam June Paik we printed The Fluxfax Portfolio, a collection of 35 lithographs and silkscreens of original faxed artwork by Fluxus artists. Other projects include two recent portfolios of woodcuts by William Allen, "Seven Seas" and "Seven Wonders".
~Acting as publishers, co-publishers or contract printers we have worked with Vito Acconci, William Allen, Richard Bitting, Ronnie Fischer, Richard Hamilton, Shoica Ida, Matt Mullican, Peter Nagy, Nam June Paik, Rm. Palaniappan, Bern Porter, Kay Rosen, Julia Wachtel, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke and many of the Fluxus artists, among others, in the creation of prints, portfolios or multiples.
~We are currently traveling TEXT & SIGNIFIER an exhibition exploring the use of texts and signifiers as a visual element and/or devices in contemporary prints and multiples. The exhibit is a selection of editions published by Mark Patsfall Graphics, the
Carl Solway Gallery and Volatile Editions. Works include a wide spectrum of media including lithographs, etchings, screenprints, audio works, books, CDs, and mixed media objects by such artists as Vito Acconci, William Allen, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Joseph Kosuth, Matt Mullican, Ben Patterson, Nam June Paik, Carolee Schneemann, Julia Wachtel, Hannah Wilke and many more. The exhibition is available for rental.


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