The 70th Frank Stella's Imaginary Places: 29th Exhibition of Prints from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection
September 17, 2016 - December 23, 2016
Frank Stella (b. 1936) has consistently reigned among the leading figures in the world of American contemporary art. In Stella’s Imaginary Places series, he uses imagenary place names that have appeared in literary works throughout the ages in the titles of his works. This exhibition will display Frank Stella’s works of the late 1990s, with a focus on his Imaginary Places series, held in CCGA’s Tyler Graphics Archive Collection to introduce the work that can be considered the grand sum of his printmaking artistry.
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.