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The 38th Paintings on Stone: 13rd Exhibition of Prints from Tyler Graphics Archive Collection

March 01, 2006 - June 18, 2006

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Lithography is a technique whereby the immiscible nature of water and oil is used to produce, on a flat surface, inked areas forming a depicted image and inkless blank areas. A plate is made by initially sketching with oil-based materials followed by chemical treatment – a process that enables use of the crayons or brushes normally employed by an artist; moreover, with lithography the artist can achieve expressions akin to drawing directly on paper.
Many artists – Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Chagall among them – have been attracted to lithography, this print technique that offers the greatest degree of freedom and ability to achieve the most painterly of "canvases." Also not to be forgotten is that lithographs have been created and published prolifically in the U.S. ever since the "print revival" of the 1960s. Artists, recognizing the abundant possibilities of lithography, have actively adopted this technique as a means of broadening their expressive art and opening up new horizons.
This exhibition displayed lithographs from CCGA's Tyler Graphics Archive Collection. Thirteen artists were featured, including Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler and David Hockney. The show demonstrated the expressive diversity of these artists achieved through use of lithography.

Featured artists

Ed Baynard (1940-)
William Crutchfield (1932-)
Mark di Suvero (1933-)
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-)
Richard Hamilton (1922-)
David Hockney (1937-)
Ellsworth Kelly (1923-)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Joan Mitchell (1926-1992)
Malcolm Morley (1931-)
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
Hugh OfDonnell (1950-)
James Rosenquist (1933-)