Frank Stella’s Circuits series 1982–84 represents a dramatic shift in Stella’s attitude toward printmaking.
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It’s been a big week here at the NGA as we’ve busily been installing Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.
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Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.
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We are very excited to announce that our new show Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work is now open! The exhibition presents elaborate graphic artworks from a diverse range of artists in the context of their making. Through candid photographs and a series of specially produced short films, we are transported behind the scenes at Tyler Graphics Ltd, investigating the processes of printmaking, and illuminating the collaborative relationships between artist and printmaker. Behind the scenes has been months in the making and is […]
Collage was a Surrealist inspired art practice adopted by Motherwell. Originally invented by Cubist artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, collage combines different visual elements together to create multi-faceted compositions. Motherwell first made collages with Jackson Pollock for a 1943 exhibition, and later compared the process to creating a personal journal: Collage somehow came to be my joy, and has been ever since. Also it has another function: sometimes I get stuck in painting … and often, after […]
Of all the works in Robert Motherwell’s oeuvre, no series is so consistent in its exploration of a singular motif, so instantly recognisable, so deep in the artist’s character, as the Elegies. Constructed of ovoid forms balanced between vertical rectangles, a ‘massing of black against white’, the elegy motif first emerged in 1948 in an ink drawing illuminating a poem by Harold Rosenberg, the ‘brutality and aggression’ of which Motherwell hoped to give visual expression. The abstract forms resonated with […]
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This week we’ve been busy installing Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon, which opens on Saturday. It has been wonderful to see the show come together – from wall colours to framing to lighting – after months of preparation. Thank you to everyone who has made the exhibition possible, it really is a team effort. In the coming months we will look more in-depth at the artist and the works on display, so keep an eye out. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots […]
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Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm June 4 – July 5 2013 http://www.wetterlinggallery.com/ On June 4 the Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm opened a new exhibition of Frank Stella’s recent sculptures. The large brightly coloured works are a continuation of the Scarlatti Sonata Kilpatric series that Stella began in 2006, which explores the dynamic sense of movement achieved in music. You can read more about the sculptures and the exhibition here: http://www.wetterlinggallery.com/exhibitions/frank-stella-recent-work Ken and Marabeth Tyler joined Stella in Stockholm for the opening of the exhibition, and took the […]
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Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix The National Gallery of Australia’s Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix travelling exhibition opened at the Araluen Arts Centre on Saturday, April 27. In conjunction with the exhibition, Sydney based mural artist and printmaker Mini Graff conducted a screen printing workshop at Central Craft in Alice Springs. ABOVE: punching out small circles to create a Benday dot effect stencil; the finished stencil BELOW: Mini Graff (wearing hat) and workshop participants working at the lightbox
To celebrate the National Year of Reading the children’s gallery here at the NGA is showing Word Pictures, an exhibition that focuses on the use of text in works of art. Four artists from the Tyler Collection – Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg – are represented. Below we have compiled a selection of images showing these important artists at work on projects featured – or related to those featured – in the exhibition. Hover your cursor […]
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Bruce Nauman, Pay attention, 1973 Unlikely as it may seem, a work from the Tyler collection of post-war American prints is hung at the entrance to unDisclosed the second National Indigenous Art Triennial here at the National Gallery of Australia. The lithograph, emblazoned with words ‘PAY ATTENTION MOTHER FUCKERS’ printed in reverse, certainly catches our attention: but what is it doing here, as we enter an exhibition of contemporary art by some of the country’s leading Indigenous artists? Bruce Nauman’s […]
The Tyler team spent last week in Victoria installing the Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/. Thank you to all the fabulous MPRG staff and volunteers who made the install a breeze! To give you a taste of what’s on the walls, check out the below shot of install week. If you live in the area, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see over 80 works by Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein. […]