July 31 – October 4, 2015
Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Opening Reception: 6 – 9pm Friday, July 31
A Garden Party
Art, Music & Food Festival
Noon – 5pm Saturday, August 1
Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce COLLABORATIONS: prints from Mixografia, featuring works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Rufino Tamayo, Donald Sultan, Jason Martin, Mimmo Paladino, Joe Goode, Kwang-Young Chun and Kcho. The exhibition is presented by PVAC in partnership with Building Bridges Art Exchange and Mixografia Workshop.
The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, July 31 with an artist reception 6 to 9pm, and will be accompanied by A Garden of Excesses: Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios. Both exhibitions are on view July 31 through October 4.
The openings are followed Saturday, August 1 with A Garden Party, a festival of art, music and food with art workshops, held throughout the PVAC campus from Noon to 5pm. Admission is free.
Working in close collaboration with artists, Mixografia Workshop, located in Los Angeles, California, specializes in high-relief prints that have the dimensional qualities of bas-relief sculpture. The Workshop originated its proprietorial technique in the early 1970s when Rufino Tamayo approached master printer Luis Remba, based in Mexico City, with a request for greater volume and texture in his prints.
To accommodate Tamayo’s needs, a printing process was developed allowing for the printing of images in relief and with fine surface detail. The technique not only registered the texture and volume of Tamayo’s design, but it also granted him the freedom to use any combination of solid materials in its creation. Tamayo was delighted with the process and results, leading to the printing of 80 editions with the artist in over 17 years of collaboration.
Due to the inability of commercial paper to withstand the stress of the new three-dimensional printing technique, more resilient handmade paper was also invented. Luis and Lea’s son, Shaye, designed and constructed the second generation of papermaking machines in 1982. Since then, Shaye has invented new techniques, enhancing and improving many aspects of the production operations. Today, he oversees all the production at the workshop.
Mixografia prints have exhibited at the Staadliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo, Lima, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Edvard Munch Museum, Oslo, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas, National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.