Richard Meier has long used collage as a form of portable, tangible architecture: beginning as a student at Cornell in the 1950s, and while traveling Europe in the 1960s, he was putting together imagery that would serve as inspiration and meditation on scale, space, and social relationships. These pieces are now historical documents, a record of process and ideas.
Meier’s techniques and tools expanded upon his 2011 meeting with Gary Lichtenstein, a publisher and master printer of limited edition silkscreen prints. Together, they consistently explore and experiment with imagery, texture, and materials. This new collection encompasses their interest in hand embellishment, silkscreen on both paper and canvas, and also encaustic (melted wax).
These two-dimensional works by Meier exemplify the degree to which he observes and analyzes the differences and similarities between time, the physical, and human interaction.
About Richard Meier
Richard Meier (b. 1934 in Newark, New Jersey) is internationally known for iconic architectural work: The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Rome’s Jubilee Church, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Hans Arp Museum in Germany to name just a few. He is also an accomplished painter, sculptor, furniture designer, and collagist. He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1984.
About Gary Lichtenstein Editions at Mana
Gary Lichtenstein is a printer and publisher with over forty years of experience, which includes collaborations with artists such as Marina Abramovic, Bob Gruen, Robert Indiana, and Jessica Stockholder. He founded Gary Lichtenstein Editions in 2001, now located at Mana. His facilities include world-class screen-printing equipment and a private gallery.