ATHENS, GA -- On Saturday, June 4th – Sunday, August 21st 2016, The Georgia Museum of Art will present “Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana”, an exhibition featuring three-dimensional paper prints by over 60 artists, produced and published by Los Angeles-based printer Mixografia.The exhibition will take over an entire wing of the museum’s galleries and provide inspiration for the bulk of its summer programming. Artists with work in the exhibition include John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Helen Frankenthaler, Ed Ruscha, Analia Saban and Rufino Tamayo.
“Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana” is organized by Lynn Boland, the museum’s Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, and encompasses more than 130 works on paper, copper casts and sculptures from Mixografia Workshop. Mixografia produces and publishes handmade paper prints, multiples and sculptures in all media that enlarge the language of editions by incorporating dimensionality and relief into a traditionally two-dimensional medium. Luis and Lea Remba, founders of the high-end art printing company, brought their enterprise from Mexico City to Los Angeles over 30 years ago and have since become fixtures in the Los Angeles’ art community. The diversity of artists who have worked with the Rembas has contributed to the workshop’s radical perspective on printmaking and helped to shape its collection as a rich historical archive of international contemporary prints.
“The multitude and variety of the workshop’s production provides a rich survey of international postwar and contemporary art,” said Boland. “At the same time, the workshop itself offers a compelling history of a family business advancing art through innovations in engineering.”
Each print in the exhibition is a fine-art paper relief created by hand, some as deep as two inches, incorporating previously unheard-of detail and sculptural form in a traditionally two-dimensional format. Exhibition texts will be available in English and Spanish, and a major catalogue published by the museum will accompany the exhibition. In addition, Art Adventures, the museum’s free summer program for day cares, camps and community centers, will use “Paper in Profile” as its theme.
Throughout its history, Mixografia Workshop has been a model of pure creativity and expression, which is the symbol of contemporary art practices. Mixografia prints and sculptures have been exhibited at countless prominent art institutions including the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, National Museum of Art, Tokyo and many more.
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