Matrix to Impression: Contemporary and Modern prints - including works by Josef Albers, Joe Andoe, Jean Arp, Milton Avery, Nell Blaine, Stanley Boxer, John Chamberlain, Sam Francis, Stanley William Hayter, Jasper Johns, Wolf Kahn, Sol Lewitt, Joan Miró,
January 21 - March 19, 2011
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Matrix to Impression: Contemporary and Modern prints
Including works by Josef Albers, Joe Andoe, Jean Arp, Milton Avery, Nell Blaine, Stanley Boxer, John Chamberlain, Sam Francis, Stanley William Hayter, Jasper Johns, Wolf Kahn, Sol Lewitt, Joan Miró, Joan Mitchell, Abraham Rattner, Robert Rauschenberg, Sean Scully, Kiki Smith, Donald Sultan, Antoni Tapies, Fumiko Toda, Ossip Zadkine and others
January 21 – March 5, 2011
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present a group exhibition, entitled "Matrix to Impression: Contemporary and Modern prints", from January 21st thru March 5, 2011. The exhibit will include a selection of nearly 25 prints - etchings, lithographs, monotypes, silkscreens, woodcuts - by the finest Contemporary and Modern artists. An opening reception will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 from 6-8PM. The public is invited. Previews and private showings are by appointment only.
The exhibition's artists are leaders of the primary schools of 20th century art - including Ab Ex, Pop, Minimalism, and Surrealism. Many made prints throughout their careers and were innovators of the medium. While the prints in the exhibition are primarily abstract, the work of Andoe, Avery, Blaine, and Smith is grounded in the figurative.
Contemporary printmakers in the exhibition include Andoe, Chamberlain, Johns, Kahn, Scully, Smith, Sultan, Tapies and Toda. Jasper Johns revolutionized printmaking with his innovations in screenprinting, lithography, and etching. Here, Johns's screenprint "Untitled" (1976), is executed with the artist's distinct crosshatched marks, a graphic method of adding depth and volume to an image or conveying the illusion of light in space. Johns's cross-hatching is gestural without being emotive; repeatable and ordered but not strictly geometric or reductive.
Contemporary artist Kiki Smith has focused on printmaking throughout her career. The body is a recurrent subject in her work, as is the inclusion of animals. In "Turtle” (2000), Smith pasted a shell over her own image, creating an awkward hybrid. "I found this anthropomorphizing interesting," she has said. "The human attributes we give to animals, and the animal attributes we take on as humans construct our identity."
Modern artists in the exhibition include Albers, Arp, Avery, Blaine, Boxer, Francis, Hayter, Lewitt, Miró, Mitchell, Rattner, Rauschenberg, and Zadkine. A highlight of the exhibition is a collection of iconic silkscreens by Josef Albers, one of the most influential artists and theorists of the 20th century, from his limited edition portfolio, Formulation: Articulation published in 1972.
Joan Mitchell's two lithographs - "Sunflower V" (1992) and "Tree I" (1993) will also be featured. Mitchell's prints represent a high-water mark in the history of Post-War American graphics. In "Sunflower V" Mitchell suggests the sensation and quiet beauty of dying sunflowers without overtly depicting its elements. In "Tree I", Mitchell's fiercely gestural strokes of color, both warm and cool, convey an energy and vitality uniquely hers. These are among Mitchell's most brash and exuberant prints.
Another highlight in the exhibition is Hayter's masterful engraving with soft-ground etching "Le Couple". Hayter, associated with Surrealism in the 1930s and with Abstract Expressionism from 1940 onward, is regarded as one of the most significant printmakers of the 20th century. As founder of the legendary Atelier 17 studio in Paris and NewYork City, Hayter collaborated with many major artists of his day. He was a master printmaker in his own right as well.
The exhibition offers an exciting presentation of prints by the Contemporary and Modern artists who used the medium successfully and powerfully.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
"Multiple Views: The Series in Contemporary Art" including prints, photography, painting and sculpture by Joe Andoe, Elliot Barowitz, Ross Bleckner, Christina Bothwell, Susan Davidoff, Stephen Harmon, Frances Murray, Jane Kelly Morais, Deanna Sirlin, and
May 21 - July 6, 2004
Exhibition: "Multiple Views: The Series in Contemporary Art"
Dates: May 20-July 6, 2004
Place: Madelyn Jordon Fine Art6 Depot Place, Scarsdale NY 10583
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 26 6-8:30 PM
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled "Multiple Views: The Series in Contemporary Art." The exhibition includes works by 10 nationally and regionally recognized contemporary artists including, Joe Andoe, Elliot Barowitz, Ross Bleckner, Christina Bothwell, Susan Davidoff, Stephen Harmon, Frances Murray, Jane Kelly Morais, Denna Sirlin and Donald Sultan. Works in the exhibition span multiple mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
The exhibition celerates the "series" as a window into the creative process- where variations, possibilities and choices are debated, hedged and eventually made.
The artistic tradition of a "series" functions in the arena of form and content. As a means of exploring techinical problems and solutions, artists such as Joe Andoe, Ross Bleckner and Deanne Sirlin, use printmaking and computer technology to produce series of prints and mixed media works which approximate their paintings on canvas. Jane Kelly Morais combines hand sculpted and wheel thrown clay in her series of figurative ceramic works.
In the area of content, the series provides structure for working through an atistic obsession or idea. Instead of limiting expression, the series is an aid to linear exploration, where multiple metaphors are acted upon and actualized. Thus, Elliot Barowitz contributes a series of collages with a common theme-the artist and his place in art history. In this series, created over a period of several years, the series expanded to over 12 collages, until the artistic impulse became satiated.
The series can be gratifying for the viewers as well, by the nature of its multiple-based format. If one work of art is enjoyable, then two are doubly so, and so on. In this instance, our pleasure is compounded by the variations in each part of the series and the interaction of its parts.
Finally, the series fits the postmodern notion of mixedmessages, multiple interpretations and undefined possibiities, by denying the unified, single objct.
The exhibition will cotinue until July 6, 2004. For further information, please contact Madelyn Jordon at 914-723-8738.