The 79th Printing through Cloth: 32nd Exhibition of Prints from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection
September 14, 2019 - December 22, 2019
In screenprints, the ink is transferred by pressing it through the pores of a soft woven cloth. Screen printing, which enables the realization of inimitably clear images with flat and strongly textured color surfaces, enables an existing image to be transferred using photoengraving technique, and enables to be carried out not only onto paper but also on a variety of materials, has captured the fancy of artists of great diversity. This exhibition will show screenprints in CCGA’s Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, aiming to give visitors a prime opportunity to gain an appreciation of the broad appeal of screen printing.
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.