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Collage in Prints

A guest curated show by Josh Pazda, director of Hiram Butler Gallery (IFPDA). 

“Some of the first prints I worked with as a dealer were Robert Rauschenberg’s Shirtboards, 1991.  Shirtboards were an extraordinarily complex technical feat, in which 28 of Rauschenberg’s collages from 1952 were recreated as facsimiles, at a larger scale.  All of the irregularities of the unique collages were carefully recreated: glue stains, pencil marks, printed materials….etc.  Working with these prints redefined my understanding of printmaking entirely.

I am interested in how collage elements push the boundaries of what we consider prints to be.  Sometimes a collage element asserts each impression’s uniqueness.  Collage can also be painstakingly precise and maintain continuity from impression to impression, throughout an edition.  I have chosen a variety of works that incorporate collage in ways that are subtle, classic, experimental, and masterfully technical.”
Robert Rauschenberg | Shirtboards, Morocco, Italy '52 | Hiram Butler Gallery (IFPDA)
Robert Rauschenberg | Shirtboards, Morocco, Italy ’52 | Hiram Butler Gallery (IFPDA)
Robert Rauschenberg | Scent | Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl (IFPDA)
Robert Rauschenberg | Scent | Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl (IFPDA)
  Cy Twombly | Natural History Part I: No. VI | Susan Sheehan Gallery (IFPDA)

Cy Twombly | Natural History Part I: No. VI | Susan Sheehan Gallery (IFPDA)
Ann Hamilton | Ciliary | Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl (IFPDA)
Ann Hamilton | Ciliary | Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl (IFPDA)
William Kentridge | The Full Stop Swallows the Sentence | The White House Gallery
William Kentridge | The Full Stop Swallows the Sentence | The White House Gallery
Kiki Smith | Hail Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee | Barbara Krakow Gallery (IFPDA)
Kiki Smith | Hail Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee | Barbara Krakow Gallery (IFPDA)
 Richard Tuttle | Naked IX | Hiram Butler Gallery (IFPDA)
Richard Tuttle | Naked IX | Hiram Butler Gallery (IFPDA)
Louise Nevelson | Solitude | Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Louise Nevelson | Solitude | Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Robert Motherwell | Harvest, with Two White Stripes, from the Summer Light Series | Leslie Sacks Fine Art (IFPDA)
Robert Motherwell | Harvest, with Two White Stripes, from the Summer Light Series | Leslie Sacks Fine Art (IFPDA)