The 7th Transcending Style: 2nd Exhibition of Prints from Tyler Graphics Archive collection
October 26, 1996 - January 19, 1997
Ever since the birth of Abstract Expressionism in the second half of the 1940s, American art has been at the forefront of contemporary art, developing in diverse directions and producing artists and movements with a wide variety of styles, including Pop Art, Minimalism, and Neo-Expressionism. Kenneth Tyler developed new materials and techniques in the search for modes of expression beyond conventional printmaking techniques, and he gave great support and encouragement to many artists, regardless of differences in style. It is no exaggeration to say that the prints created at his workshop, display the variety found in contemporary American art.
This exhibition aimed to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary art and the print medium through some forty prints from the Archive Collection. These prints were produced by twelve leading contemporary artists. The exhibition featured selections from Kenneth Noland's "Handmade Paper" works, Claes Oldenburg's "Chicago Stuffed with Numbers," and several of Frank Stella's "Swan Engraving" prints.