Exhibition

Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking

January 28, 2011 - April 18, 2011
Kemper Art Museum

Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking surveys the work of Washington University’s Island Press from its beginnings as a traditional press shop in 1978, producing high quality artist editions in standard formats, to the uniquely collaborative and educational enterprise that exists today. Island Press artists engage with a variety of materials and approaches, from more traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography, etching, and monotype, to more technically innovative procedures such as collagraph, to more conceptual processes that integrate mixed media, photography, and appropriated or found objects. Curated by Assistant Curator Karen K. Butler, this exhibition will remain on view from January 28 to April 18, 2011.

Exhibition Credit

Support for Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking is provided by Bunny and Charles Burson, Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and members of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Image Credits

Chris Duncan, Everything All at Once (2009). Relief print and intaglio from 339 plates in 25 colors with collage on Somerset satin paper, BAT (ed. 12), 60 x 60". Master Printer: Tom Reed. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Island Press, 2010.

Roy Lichtenstein, Study of Hands (1981). Lithograph from four aluminum plates and silkscreen from two screens on Rives BFK paper, 19/24, 31 5/8 x 32 7/8".
Master Printer: Dan Gualdoni. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Samuels, 1981.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Celebrate 40,000 Years of American Art (1995). Collagraph from one Sintra plate on unknown paper, 2/20, 78 3/16 x 53 1/2". Master Printer: Kevin Garber. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Island Press, 1995.

Tom Friedman, Vanishing Point, 2006. Photogravure from 25 shaped plates and five blind embossments on Somerset satin paper, BAT (ed. 12), 42 7/8 x 40 3/8". Master Printer: Tom Reed. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Island Press, 2006.