Highpoint Center for Printmaking is very proud to announce the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) will be hosting an exhibition of prints created during Highpoint’s first ten years (2001 – 2011). The show, Highpoint Editions – Decade One, will open on Saturday September 24 at the MIA and run through June 10, 2012. Thomas Rassieur, the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings at MIA, will curate the exhibition.
“In its first ten years, Highpoint has become a vibrant part of the Twin Cities art scene. Less well known is its national and increasingly international stature as a publisher of exquisitely made prints. Highpoint Editions – Decade One celebrates their professional collaborations with fine artists of many stripes. The diversity and the quality testify to Master Printer Cole Rogers and HP’s talented staff ability to work with artists to bring their visions into material form. The MIA is delighted to salute Highpoint and to present highlights from its production to a broad public audience,” said Rassieur.
The show will offer MIA visitors a captivating look at the world of contem- porary printmaking, viewed through prints created at Highpoint Editions by an intriguing mix of artists over the past ten years. Featured artists will include: Carlos Amorales, Santiago Cucullu, Mary Esch, Rob Fischer, Adam Helms, Joel Janowitz, Cameron Martin, Julie Mehretu, Clarence Morgan, Lisa Nankivil, Todd Norsten, Chloe Piene, Jessica Rankin, David Rathman, and Carolyn Swiszcz. Accompanying special public tours and programs will be announced in the coming months.
Since opening in 2001, Highpoint has been creating new prints in collaboration with local, national, and international artists. Highpoint Editions, the publishing arm of Highpoint, fosters emerging and established artists who benefit from a unique collaborative process as they experiment and discover new artistic avenues, with the support of a Master Printer and staff, in a print shop designed specifically for such work.
During Highpoint’s first decade Highpoint Editions projects have been supported in part by The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, HRK, Martin and Brown Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Moore Family Fund for the Arts of the Minneapolis Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and many individuals.