Paul Coldwell, detail of Sites of Memory—Book (2006).
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Shell (Conus Marmoreus) (1650).
Tsukioka Kogyo, detail of The Lattice Shutter (Hajitomi) (1925).
Bonnie Marin, detail of I have something to tell you (2012).
One of the highlights of the Eastern Pavilions portfolio is Places Where People Resort by 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price. This screenprint makes the exclamation “HERE”, and in so doing sets up a cognitive problem.
Yiadom-Boakyeʼs figures are amalgamated from life, memory, books and magazines, individual yet somehow incomplete, present and commanding yet just out of reach. The artistʼs recent turn to etching feels like a logical and unforced next step in her ongoing exploration of line, form and process.Read more.
In Kiki Smith’s notebook-size etchings clouds roil and loom over choppy waters. The rich tonal quality of the gray scale in these prints comes from the aquatint process used to produce them. After the printing, Smith painted the boulders and crags in the foreground with watercolors, giving the hard forms a many-hued softness.
It is often the simplest line that leaves the most lasting impression. Josiah McElheny’s A Painter’s Life letterpress prints, converses with Robert Walser’s 1916 short story of the same name and offers an elegant, nuanced reminder of the impossibility of the absolute. Read more.