Ed Ruscha, Ghost Station, 2011



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.

Building Bridges Art Exchange, located at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, promotes international artists through art exchanges, residencies, exhibitions, and workshops. A Garden of Excesses: Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios marks the first of a series of residencies and exhibitions presented in partnership with Palos Verdes Art Center and the Santa Monica nonprofit.
Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community visual arts gallery and school, inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art. Since 1931, when it was founded as a cultural arm of the planned community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Art Center’s exhibition, education and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable. 
Mixografia Workshop produces and publishes handmade paper prints, multiples and sculptures in all media that expand the language of traditional editions by allowing the artist greater choice. Since its inception, the workshop has aspired to help the artist realize a vision through the production of artwork they may not have thought possible. 
This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
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