The 73rd The Two Abstractions of Josef and Anni Albers: 30th Exhibition of Prints from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection
September 16, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Josef Albers (1888–1976) and Anni Albers (1899–1994), his wife, both studied at the Bauhaus in Germany and, after emigrating to the United States, had a profound impact on postwar art and design through their dual roles as artists and educators. This exhibition will feature prints created by Josef and Anni Albers during their later years, selected from CCGA’s Tyler Graphics Archive Collection. Through these works visitors will see the consummation of the Albers’ life-long pursuit of artistic expression through colors and forms.
CCGA Print Studio
In 2012 the Center for Contemporary Graphic Art (CCGA), a facility dedicated to activities relating to prints and graphic design, opened a print studio open to the general public. The new CCGA Print Studio is located, together with CCGA itself, in the lush green foothills of Mt. Utsumine in the city of Sukagawa, in Fukushima Prefecture.
Sukagawa is the birthplace of Aodo Denzen (1748-1822), a painter of the Edo Period who was among the first Japanese artists to produce copperplate prints in Western style. In 2012 Aodo Denzen works were designated by the Japanese Government as Important Cultural Properties.
With the opening of the CCGA Print Studio, small in scale but fully equipped, in this location with strong associations with prints, our aspiration is that it will serve as a welcome venue both for printmaking workshops attended by the general public and as a studio open to experienced print artists.