U.S.A. - FARGO-NORTH DAKOTA - Vermillion Editions to Hannaher’s Studio: The Print Renaissance Comes to Fargo, 1977 to Today

Gain a new view of the print collection held by Plains Art Museum in this exhibition of 40 prints created at Vermillion Editions Limited, a famous printmaking shop in Minneapolis. Begun in 1977 and operated through 1992 by the legendary master printer, Steve Andersen, Vermillion Editions Limited brought the printmaking renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s from the East and West Coasts to the heartland. Andersen collaborated with regional, national, and international artists, helping them achieve their artistic visions through his innovative printmaking expertise. Along the way, he also amassed an impressive archive of contemporary prints by modern masters and emerging new talent.
In the mid-1990s, Steve Andersen worked with staff at the Museum to launch Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio, located on the south end of the third floor. The studio continues to operate as a working print shop for classes, special projects, and demonstrations.
The Museum has never before presented an exhibition drawn entirely from this gift of 331 works from Vermillion Editions Limited, a significant group of prints donated to the Plains in 1996 by an anonymous donor. The exhibition will present the history of Vermillion Editions through the work of well known artists, looking at the key points in the print shop’s history and at its innovations in printmaking. Artists include Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, George Morrison, Hazel Belvo, Joseph Beuys, Nancy Randall, Nicolas Africano, Steve Sorman, Mike Lynch, David Rathman, Scott Sandell, and many more.
Vermillion Editions to Hannaher’s Studio is curated by MSUM print professor and print studio director John Volk. Print studio intern Chelsey Dahlstrom serves as a key assistant on the project and Volk’s printmaking students—Snjezana Hauer, Amanda Heidt, Elise Forer, Asiya Frolova, Megan Larson, Michael Zimmer, Sarah Forsberg, and Marie Meland—are also contributing.

Plains Art Museum   05.02.2011 - 29.05.2011


U.S.A. - ENGLEWOOD-COLORADO - Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A Retrospective

The exhibition will be the internationally popular artist’s first ever retrospective and his first show in the United States.
Bantock’s “Griffin & Sabine” trilogy essentially created a new literary genre by combining fine art, fiction, and 3-dimensional interactive books. Bantock’s books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide in 12 international editions; and the titles lingered 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Bantock has designed everything from postage stamps to pop-up books to the recently published Penguin edition of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.”
For the MOA exhibition, Bantock is creating 80 new paintings or drawings - many in large format. Approximately 70 pieces of original art from his “Griffin & Sabine” trilogy will be on exhibit as well. Bantock will transform MOA’s indoor galleries into various whimsical rooms such as “The Drawing Room” and “The Mail Room.” 

Museum of Outdoor Arts   18.09.2010 - 28.05.2011


U.S.A - CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI-TEXAS - Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary - Paintings and Works on Paper

Alexandre Hogue painted until the age of 96 but had only one major exhibition in his lifetime (Nature's Forms/Nature's Forces organized by the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa). Hogue’s work is distinct, cutting-edge, and provocative. Characterized by texture, color, and carefully balanced spatial elements, his paintings highlight the natural elements of fire, water, earth, and air. Mankind’s misuse of the natural world is a frequent theme. Hogue experimented with a variety of styles as he crafted landscapes and abstract designs, detailed sketches and whimsical representations of the earth and moon. Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary/Paintings and Works on Paper is comprised of 157 oil paintings, works on paper and field sketches. The exhibition is organized by the Art Museum of South Texas. The works are on loan from 63 institutions, museums and collectors located around the country and abroad. This exhibition coincides with the release of an important publication by independent curator and critic Susie Kalil on Hogue's art and life.

Art Museum of South Texas        14.01.2011 - 03.04.2011


U.S.A. - CINCINNATI-OHIO - The Amazing American Circus Poster

P.T.Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth & The Great London Circus: Zazel, The Beautiful Human Cannon Ball, 1882, color lithograph poster. Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of the Strobridge Lithographing Company 1965.686:19 

Organized by Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Kristin Spangenberg, The Amazing American Circus Poster features 80 circus posters created between 1878 and 1939, along with materials related to circus advertising.
Cincinnati-based Strobridge Lithographing Company, which created all the posters in this exhibition, and became the leading printer for the major circuses of this time. The posters designed and printed by Strobridge were unrivaled for their quality, and contain a detailed portrait of the American circus in its “Golden Age,” when it flourished as a vital institution for cultural entertainment in this country.

This exhibition will travel to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Cincinnati Art Museum    26.02.2011 - 10.07.2011


U.S.A. - CHAMPAIGN-ILLINOIS - Building a Modern Collection: A Look Back

Hans HofmannApparition, 1947Oil on reinforced plywood Festival of Arts Purchase Fund 1950-6-1

In honor of Krannert Art Museum's 50th Anniversary, KAM will be focusing on an installation of works that speak to the strength of its permanent collection. The Contemporary American Painting exhibition at the University of Illinois began in 1948 with the foresight of three individuals—University president George D. Stoddard, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts Rexford Newcomb, and head of the Art Department Frank Roos—who felt a desire and a need to promote contemporary art as well as build a collection for the university. In 1953, sculpture was added and it became known as the Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture exhibition (CAPS). These exhibitions aimed to showcase a stylistic cross-section of contemporary American paintings and coincided with the campus-wide Festival of Contemporary Arts, which invited such notables as artist Abraham Rattner, composer John Cage, performers Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham, writer Dylan Thomas, and many others to the university to "improve the new art’s chances for acceptance."
The exhibitions occurred annually for the first five years and then biennially until 1974, with each installation including over 100 individual works chosen by a committee. The Urbana-Champaign communities voiced conflicting opinions of the art displayed at these exhibitions, which ranged from more representational paintings of portraits and landscapes to non-objective works, and included both established artists, such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell, as well as lesser-known artists. The University of Illinois wanted to compete with the major art metropolises of New York and Chicago, and many of these exhibitions actually traveled with great success and received praise from the larger art community. The fact that Urbana-Champaign attracted such artists baffled some, with many newspaper articles addressing the midwestern location of these very modern works of art—in 1950 Look magazine published "Corn Country Campus Puts on Biggest USA Arts Festival."
The Art Department, and later Krannert Art Museum in 1961, was allocated a significant acquisitions budget to purchase works from the CAPS exhibitions for the University’s collection. Within the first five years of exhibitions, the University acquired paintings from Max Beckmann, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Hedda Sterne, and Rufino Tamayo that helped develop a focus and strength of modern art within Krannert Art Museum’s collection. Building a Modern Collection: A Look Back will include approximately 25 paintings and sculptures purchased from the CAPS exhibitions, as well as archival photographs and other printed material.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion 28.01.2011 - 01.05.2011

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