Advancing Tradition

Advancing Traditions: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press

EditionedArt artists John Alexander, Michael Ray Charles, Peat Duggins, Laurence Scholder, James Surls are featured in Advancing Traditions: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press at the Austin Museum of Art.

Peat Duggins, Untitled, Color Lithograph, 19" x 29 3/4"

This exhibition focuses on how Flatbed Press has worked together with an array of nationally and internationally renowned artist to combine new technologies with traditional equipment and processes to yield this surprising diversity of prints. Alongside the prints, Collection Selections presents paintings, drawings, and sculptures by featured Flatbed printmakers.

The exhibition at AMOA is comprised of two parts in order for the public to fully appreciate Flatbed’s contributions and the artists who have made prints at this press during the past 20 years. It starts its national tour here and consists of fifty original prints created at Flatbed Press. In the second part, Collections Selections shows works in other media by several of the Flatbed artists drawn from the Museum’s collection installed next to that artist’s print, to experience how it compares and contrasts with its original. A selection of tools and print matrices are exhibited alongside the prints in an effort to make the technical aspects of printmaking more accessible.

John Alexander, Strange Fish, Color lithograph, 30 1/2" x 20"

Dana Friis-Hansen, AMOA Executive Director, explains the significance of this exhibition, “For over two decades, Flatbed Press has been an essential part of this artistic community, an incubator for new approaches to multiple processes. We are thrilled to be spotlighting the rich work done there, and the artists who have collaborated.”

The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of this dynamic, contemporary process: the uniqueness and diversity of printmaking, the combination of technical innovation and experimentation with traditional equipment and processes, and the crucial role of collaboration between artists and master printers.

The artists featured are nationally and internationally recognized. A diversity of Texas artists includes: John Alexander, Terry Allen, Michael Ray Charles, Peat Duggins, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Billy Hassell, Luis Jimenez, Mary McCleary, Melissa Miller, Celia Munoz, Linda Ridgway, Robert Rauschenberg, Andrea Rosenberg, Margo Sawyer, Laurence Scholder, Julie Speed, James Surls, Liz J. Ward and Sydney Yeager.


* Exhibition Information (Nov. 26, 2010 – Feb. 13, 2011)

Location: 823 Congress Avenue at 9th Street, Austin
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Tues, Wed, Fri 10-5
Thurs 10-8
Sat 10-6
Sun Noon-5
Admission: AMOA Members Free, Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Under 12 Free

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