The 12th Frank Stella and Kenneth Tyler: A Unique 30-Year Collaboration
March 01, 1998 - May 24, 1998
Prints are important in Frank Stella's art because their production process has influenced his works in other media such as painting, sculpture, and architecture. The master printer Kenneth Tyler has supported these efforts technically for thirty years. This exhibition surveyed their association through approximately sixty works, including the early works of the 1960s and 1970s, the "Circuit" series (1982-84), and major recent works like the "Moby Dick" series (1991-93). The other nucleus of the show was a case-study presentation of Stella's newest work, "Imaginary Places," with trial proofs, plates, and a documentary film on his work process. Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, this exhibition made use of the special character of the print by being held in Japan at the same time as the 1997-98 "Frank Stella at Tyler Graphics" touring exhibition in America, which was almost identical in content.