Playing with Process showcases modern and contemporary artists who push the boundaries of traditional printmaking. A highly versatile medium, printmaking evolves with the technology of its time. Artists continually revolutionize their materials, techniques, and processes. The experimental prints in this exhibition combine time-tested printmaking techniques with innovative ideas, such as printing on nontraditional surfaces, using digital technology, and employing unconventional tools.
Printmaking has a long, rich history—the medium originated in China after the invention of paper in AD 105. Prints were initially exploited as a form of communication but were later elevated to the fine arts in part because of their unique technical qualities. To make a print, an artist applies ink to paper not by directly drawing on its surface, but through a transfer process, which results in multiple originals.
Drawn primarily from the MFAH collection, Playing with Process features prints by artists including John Cage, Mel Chin, Helen Frankenthaler, Nicholas Galanin, Isca Greenfield-Saders, Ellsworth Kelly, Sherrie Levine, Suzanne Manns, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Artists and curators participating in this summer’s exhibition Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art talk about what visitors will see when they come to the National Gallery of Canada and what they will take with them when they leave.
I’ve got an unreleased Indian Nick track on this wonderful Mixtape! Enjoy
Building an Indigenous Nationhood Movement: soundtrack to the Indigenous Leadership Forum 2013 held at the University of Victoria, May 21-28, 2013. Featuring Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island and around the world. Full tracklist and details to come!
I am pleased to announce Creative Capital’s On Our Radar site for 2013, featuring 316 artists’ projects from across the country!
In our ongoing effort to find innovative ways to support artists, we have created On Our Radar, a searchable database featuring noteworthy Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts projects that advanced to the second or third round in our highly competitive grant application last year. Although the featured projects were not ultimately funded, we feel they are projects to watch.
Accolades have been piling up for Sitka-based artist Nicholas Galanin, with a flotilla of prestigious grants and fellowships sailing his way in recent years. The latest is an Eiteljorg fellowship, granted this spring, which means several of Galanin’s pieces will enter the permanent collection at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. The museum is renowned for its collection of contemporary works by indigenous artists.
For Galanin the burst of recognition is certainly welcome. “I can definitely appreciate the momentum that’s been built,” he said in a recent phone interview.