Los Angeles, September 28, 2017 – Tufenkian Fine Arts is honored to inaugurate its new location in Glendale, California, with “A Retrospective: Garo Z. Antreasian.” The exhibition features selected works that span the period from 1981 to the present.
Antreasian has had a prolific career. Today, at the age of 95, he continues to produce new works — some of which are included in the upcoming exhibition. The wonderfully rhythmic architectural, geometric, and ornamental shapes and colors of these pieces draw from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. As a comprehensive representation of Antreasian’s creative output, the wood-constructed artworks, paintings, drawings, and lithography featured in the exhibition point to the dazzling breadth and diversity of his body of work.
In the 1960s, a time when lithography was a dying art, Antreasian helped pioneer the revival of lithography through the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, which he co-founded in Los Angeles with June Wayne and Clinton Adams.
Antreasian’s career, artworks, and contributions to Western art are an inspiration to us. He pushed the boundaries of the lithography world, and, as a revered artist, his consistent inclusion in printmaking discourse influenced generations of printmakers. His work has been widely
exhibited and is part of the permanent collections of numerous museums.
“A Retrospective: Garo Z. Antreasian” and related programming will spearhead the Tufenkian Fine Arts mission of presenting excellence in modern and contemporary art. It is with deep gratitude that we launch this exhibition, and look forward to a long, enriching relationship with the art-loving public.
Tufenkian Fine Arts, a gallery located in Glendale, California, is dedicated to working with modern and contemporary artists. We present and connect audiences to events and exhibitions fostering excellence in contemporary fine art.