The 29th Paper as Color: 10th Exhibition of Prints from Tyler Graphics Archive Collection
April 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003
Tyler Graphics workshop frequently uses a Technique called "Colored Pressed Paper Pulp." It consists of making an image by layering colored paper pulp mixed with water, forming a paint-1ike medium, and then putting the layers through a press to form one sheet of handmade paper.
In America during the 1960s, prints became very fashionable, as was the use of handmade paper as a print medium. In particular, Colored Pressed Paper Pulp was a new expression, in contrast to ink printing on paper. Artists loved the new technique and asked Tyler Graphics to create their productions, which are now part of the history of contemporary art.
In this exhibition, from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, which belongs to the CCGA, we show the work of artists such as David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland and James Rosenquist, made using Colored Pressed Paper Pulp. They demonstrate the characteristic texture of handmade paper and the charm of the colors which result from its soft surface.
Robert Rahway Zakanitch