Exhibition: “Paper in Profile”

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Georgia Museum of Art

"Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana." Through Aug. 21. This exhibition offers an engaging survey of international contemporary art and some of its modernist precedents framed within the compelling history of an important printmaking and multiples workshop. Featuring the work of more than 90 artists, it includes powerful, representative work by some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world.

Founded in Mexico City as Taller de Grafica Mexicana in 1968 and based in Los Angeles since the mid-1980s, the Mixografia workshop produces and publishes handmade paper prints, multiples and sculptures that expand the possibilities of editions by allowing artists to incorporate previously unheard of dimension and detail, creating three-dimensional prints or relief sculpture in paper. The “prints,” each a single sheet of paper, can be as deep as two inches, allowing an entirely new level of trompe l’oeil. Since its inception, the workshop has helped artists realize their visions through processes and styles unique to each artist. At the same time, while they take countless forms, they are unmistakably Mixografia.

"Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana" features at least one work by every artist who has collaborated with the workshop and includes some large-scale serial installations. The exhibition also includes didactic displays demonstrating the Mixografia techniques and archival documents elucidating important moments in the workshop’s history. Exhibition texts will be available in English and Spanish, and a major catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

On display in the Virginia and Alfred Kennedy, Philip Henry Alston Jr., Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries. 

For more information, visit: http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/upcoming/paper-in-profile-mixog...

Pictured: Laddie John Dill (American, b. 1943) Aerial Landscapes II-21, 1988 Mixografia monoprint on handmade paper 33 x 63 1/2 inches On loan from Mixografia © Laddie John Dill Studio