Amy Culter Prints and Releated works at Leslie Tonkonow

Amy Culter ‘Acquainted’

On view September 15 – November 5, 2011

Insider favorite, Amy Cutler’s fifth solo exhibition of works explores the her involvement in the printmaking process, featuring etchings and lithographs created since 2003, as well as a selection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture that inspired them.

For those who don’t know Amy is an internationally renown artist known for her exquisitely detailed narrative works of art created through a pastiche of memories, observations, and cultural references. Populated mostly by female figures who perform enigmatic tasks and engage in impossible situations, Cutler’s works expose the emotional complexities of real life within a richly imagined universe.

Amy Cutler began to exhibit her drawings and paintings shortly after graduating from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1997. Her first prints, created in 2003 during a publishing residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York City, were monochromatic etchings with aquatint and chine collé, that replicated the surreal complexity of her paintings in gouache on paper. Since 2004, she has been working regularly at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the highly esteemed print publisher founded in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman. Cutler’s first work produced at ULAE was Cake Toss (2004), a lithograph in ten colors that appeared on the cover of Art on Paper’s First Annual New Prints Review in November of that year. In 2007, working at ULAE, she made four unique hand-colored lithographs that were conceived for the exhibition of Alterations (2007), a major sculptural installation that was commissioned, exhibited, and later acquired by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. The exhibition will feature Cutler’s original drawings and proofs for that set as well as the four related lithographs in 17 colors that were published the following year. Photographic tableaux made by the artist during the production of Alterations, will also be on view.

Leslie Tonkonow


Amy Cutler

Tethered, 2010
Intaglio, hand-colored working proof
sheet: 25-3/16 x 17-3/16 inches
image: 11 x 9-13/16 inches

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