Frieze NY 2021 / New edition by Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Printed Matter is pleased to be participating in Frieze NY taking place at The Shed, May 5–9.
We are debuting a new edition by artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden, produced in support of Printed Matter / St Marks. We are also presenting a large selection of recent Fundraising Editions, on display for the first time, including work by artists Farah Al Qasimi, Carroll Dunham, Coco Fusco, David Horvitz, Louise Lawler, Claudia Peña Salinas, among others.
Please visit us at our booth D04 alongside Queens Museum and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.
In addition, Printed Matter will be participating in the Frieze Online Viewing Room May 5–14, as part of Allied Editions, offering accessible works alongside other NY and UK-based nonprofit organizations. Register to explore the Frieze Viewing Room, free to the public May 7–14.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden, A.B. 2_BLANK [INVERSE], 2021, Screen print, 25 x 7 inches, Edition of 100, Signed and numbered, $150
The new screen print by Tiona Nekkia McClodden is of her piece, A.B. 2_BLANK, 2019, a restored leather lineman harness, the first completed object from her 2019 exhibition Hold on, let me take the safety off. This object comes from a series of leather harnesses in honor of the late photographer Alvin Baltrop and references the homemade and modified harnesses Baltrop made to suspend himself from the rafters of the NY Piers to photograph the architecture and some of his subjects. This style of lineman harnesses from the 70s-80s were originally circulated and resold amongst construction workers who performed high-risk tasks at great heights. Highly valued by the linemen, McClodden reflects their care in her meticulous reconditioning of each harness.