City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum

Focus 2011

January 30 - April 19, 2015

This exhibition examines the work of established and emerging international contemporary artists who use a variety of strategies to bring a sculptural dimension to printmaking. Some achieve this by using centuries-old methods while others take advantage of cutting-edge digital tools. These include low relief printing or embossing, printing on mold-cast paper forms, post-print cutting, scoring, folding, etc., art installations that use repeated print elements, relief printing through repeated print runs to accumulate layers of material, and printing out imagery that is applied to 3D forms. The featured artists are Enrique Chagoya, Lesley Dill, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Gober, Red Grooms, Hideki Kimura, Nicola Lopez, Oscar Munoz, Leslie Mutchler, Marilene Oliver, Dieter Roth, Graciela Sacco, and Jonathan Stanish. Organized by the KMA and presented in conjunction with the Printmaking Program, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Graciela Sacco (Rosario, Argentina 1956; lives and works in Rosario, Argentina)
Serie de la Gente, 2003
Heliograph on blinds
72 x 48 inches (approximate)
Courtesy of Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami

Leslie Mutchler (Mansfield, Ohio 1980; lives and works in Austin, Texas)
TrendFACTORY, 2012-ongoing
birch plywood, silkscreen on chipboard, paper tape, and miscellaneous hand tools; unique,
Courtesy of the artist

Oscar Munoz (Popayán, Colombia 1951; lives and works in Cali, Colombia)
Narcisos in Progress (detail), 1994-ongoing
Installation of paper, water, and charcoal dust in four trays
19 11/16 x 19 11/16 inches each
Courtesy of the artist and Sicardi Gallery, Houston