Pressing Print: Universal Limited Art Editions 2000-2010
May 25 – Aug. 4, 2013
Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) is an American printmaking workshop renowned for its ongoing commitment to innovative approaches and techniques in contemporary printmaking. The Pressing Print exhibition highlights the recent decade of print works created by 20th century masters of American Art (Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Helen Frankenthaler) and emerging artists (Zachary Wollard, Amy Cutler, and Tam Van Tran). The artists were selected to collaborate at Universal under the direction of Master Printer Bill Goldston. With an emphasis on experimentation, the artists and printmakers were given total freedom to realize their work. New techniques, such as pigmented ink-jet printing and dimensional construction have been mixed with traditional printmaking techniques. The 52 works in this exhibition demonstrate ULAE’s role as an exceptional and transformative force in contemporary art.
This exhibition is organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Image credit: Jane Hammond, The Wonderfulness of Downtown, 1997, lithograph and silkscreen in 39 colors with collage on Kasuiri, Nepalese, and Cortlea text, 59.25 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Universal Limited Art Editions.
The Way Things Go
A Film by Peter Fischli & David Weiss
July 2 - September 1, 2013
Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have collaborated on kinetic installations since 1979. All of their work to date, whether in photography, film, drawing, or sculpture, has demonstrated a deep interest in the mechanisms that animate the universe of objects.
Fischli and Weiss remove these things that surround us from their contexts in our daily lives, and then restructure their relationships to one another. The artists aim neither to glorify nor to alienate these common objects, but merely to create new references in which they might be considered.
THE WAY THINGS GO - without narration or interviews - simply records the self-destructing performance of Fischli's and Weiss' most ambitious construction: 100 feet of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock.
Courtesy of Icarus Films.
The Art of Conservation(ism): Works from the Permanent Collection
August 10 - October 13, 2013