The 76th Helen Frankenthalerfs Experimental Impressions: 31st Exhibition of Prints from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection
September 15, 2018 - December 23, 2018
Helen Frankenthaler’s paintings, in which spontaneous expansion of color surfaces generated remarkably original painted spaces, left an indelible mark within the history of American art. Frankenthaler also consistently poured passion into her printmaking and produced works opening up new technical horizons by dint of her unfettered, unconventional ideas, resulting in a plethora of true masterpieces. The term “experimental impressions” is taken from a series of monoprints created by Frankenthaler, but it also applies to the entire body of her innovative prints. The exhibition, consisting of works gleaned from CCGA’s Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, brings together Helen Frankenthaler’s print works whose simultaneously delicate and bold forms and vibrantly colorful images highly appeal.
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.