In collaboration with the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, the Museum of Printing History is pleased to present Optical Spaces – the Art of Victor Vasarely, organized by Houston-based artist Orna Feinstein.
April 25, 2013 – August 3, 2013
Curated by Chicago-based artist Paul Andrew Wandless, Clay & Print IV is part of a series of exhibitions that have examined how artists are exploring the intersection between ceramics and printmaking. Wandless states that “clay prints utilizing printmaking methods are usually looked upon as just clay versions of what could be done on paper. This completely ignores how clay materials re-contextualize an image, giving it a unique aesthetic and artistic presence.” The exhibition will feature printed works on paper and clay by each of the artists, showcasing the aesthetic presence of each medium while also demonstrating how various substrates, techniques, and processes can be combined to create one artistic vision. Exhibiting artists include Doug Baulos, Charlie Cummings, Les Lawrence, Thomas Lucas, Megumi Naitoh, Matt Nolen, and Paul Andrew Wandless.
Show extended from original closing date to Saturday, August 24, 2013
March 21, 2013 – August 24, 2013
As part of PRINTHOUSTON 2013, the Museum of Printing History is pleased to present PRINTTX, the first juried exhibition of contemporary Texas artists. Organized by PrintMatters in collaboration with MPH, the exhibition was juried by Peter S. Briggs, the Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Briggs chose 23 works by 20 artists.
June 13, 2013 – September 14, 2013
Prints by Charles Criner
In keeping with our educational outreach efforts, in 2007 the Museum created a traveling exhibition of prints from the Museum’s collection by our Artist-in-Residence, Charles Criner, for tours to schools in the Houston area. At no cost to the schools, two sets of ten printed works by Criner, along with study guides for teachers and student workbooks, are designated to benefit those schools lacking resources for field trips, especially inner-city schools. To schedule this exhibition for your school, please contact Mr. Criner at email@example.com.
Of Birds and Texas: the Art of Stuart & Scott Gentling
Inspired by John James Audubon, the Gentling brothers set out to create their own visions of Texas wildlife, searching out some 50 birds in their native habitats, from the Big Bend, the Panhandle, the Big Thicket, and the Gulf Coast. The result was the elephant folio, Of Birds and Texas, published by the Gentling Editions Press in 1986. This limited edition of 500 copies was designed and printed by David Holman at the Wind River Press in Austin. Illustrations were printed by offset lithography and text was printed letterpress using Centaur monotype on Mohawk Superfine paper. This collection of forty exquisitely detailed bird portraits and ten Texas landscapes has been deemed by the Dallas Morning News as “the most magnificent book ever produced in Texas.”
Available for rental are the complete set of 40 bird prints, size 28” x 34” framed. A complete manual accompanies the exhibition. A loan agreement form, rental fee and certificate of insurance for “wall to wall” coverage are required. Shipping and packing must be done by a mutually agreeable fine arts shipper/packer. For more information, please contact Amanda Stevenson, Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-522-4652, ext. 207.