Elizabeth Carpenter is an independent curator and writer. She served on the curatorial team for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exhibition “Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective” (1997). In 2001, she was guest curator of “Jim Dine Prints: 1985–2000” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for which she also wrote and edited a catalogue raisonné. From 2001 to 2015 she was a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Formless: New Prints by Jay Heikes

Jay Heikes, Niet Voor Kinderen (2015), screenprinted and hand-colored asphaltum, 44 x 30 inches. Unique image. Printed and published by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis, MN. Photo: David Kern.

In the 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, André Breton famously defined Surrealism as “Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express . . . the actual functioning of thought . . . in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.” Read More