Marking the beginning of the new ongoing series ‘Reflections on’, this month Assistant Curator of the Kenneth Tyler Collection Ella Morrison responds to the six lithographs that comprise Joe Goode’s ‘The English still life series’ (1967).
The creation of the three dimensional Moby Dick (domes) series 1992 was one of the most technically challenging printmaking projects that Kenneth Tyler and Stella undertook in over thirty years of collaboration. To achieve their ambition of creating an edition of sculptural prints, Tyler and his team spent nearly six years perfecting a process that literally pushed printmaking into a new dimension.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Art, artists, Behind-the-scenes, etching, Frank Stella, Herman Melville, intaglio, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, Moby Dick, National Gallery of Australia, paper, papermaking, printmaking, prints, relief printing, Stella, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, works on paper
A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Hutcheson will be held at on Saturday August 27th at 1pm in the University of North Florida Fine Arts Center Recital Hall to be followed by a reception in the Printmaking Studio.
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Art, John Hutcheson, lithography, master printer, memorial, printmakers, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Staff, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, University of North Florida
It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the news of Master Printer John Hutcheson’s death. John worked at Tyler Graphics for over sixteen years, from 1975–1978 and then from September 1987 until the workshop closed in March 2001. John was a key member of the team as a printer, papermaker and Tyler’s ‘right-hand’ man. He was the Workshop Manager for many years and was responsible for the practical management of the print workshop at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: inking, John Hutcheson, lithography, master printer, printmaking, prints, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Staff, Steven Sorman, Tamarind, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd
A recent morning spent at a book fair saw me trawling through old exhibition catalogues and artist biographies, emerging an hour later with an armful of pre-loved volumes and a sudden desire to learn more about a different kind of art book – the artists’ book. The focus of much debate over the years, in the context of this post the term is used to signify those books which are made or conceived by artists, and that are ‘dependent upon the […]
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: artists' books, El negro, Helen Frankenthaler, John Altoon, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, poetry, printmaking, Rafael Alberti, Robert Creeley, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Graphics Ltd
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 […]
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, exhibitions, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, poetry, printmaking, prints, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
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 […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Collage, etching, exhibitions, Installation, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
As curators we have a tendency to focus on the artwork, the finished product; however this is only ever part of the equation. The technical nature of printmaking often necessitates collaboration and team work in order to successfully execute a print. Indeed, the prodigious output of the Tyler workshops was reliant on the efforts of a dedicated and hard-working team of talented printers and staff, a fact which we have endeavoured to reflect on the Team page of our website. The […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Claes Oldenburg, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, John Hutcheson, Kenneth Noland, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, papermaking, Per Inge Bjørlo, printmaking, prints, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Julia Greenstreet, Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth Tyler Collection, reflects on the prints of Anni Albers – one of the 20th century’s most influential textile artists and a brilliant printmaker. Anni Albers (1899 – 1994) began her career as a weaver and only turned to printmaking when she was in her sixties. At the core of both her textiles and prints are a set of fundamental principles established during her years at the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop which guide her creative process […]
Categories: Artists, Gemini GEL, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anni Albers, aquatint, Bauhaus, etching, Gemini GEL, Josef Albers, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, textiles, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd, weaving
In 1964 Roy Lichtenstein was joined by 27 of his contemporaries in contributing lithographic illustrations to One Cent Life, a volume of poems by Walasse Ting. Visitors to Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix have the rare opportunity to view sections of this significant publication, in which Ting’s ‘raunchy Pidgin English’ is united with the work of key artists including Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Ting, a Chinese-American poet, printer and painter, produced several illustrated portfolios over the […]
Categories: Artists, Uncategorized • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Joan Mitchell, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, One Cent Life, poetry, Pop art, prints, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Tamarind, Tyler Collection, Walasse Ting
Currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia is Jasper Johns’ luminous Color Numeral series. Johns was at the forefront of the Pop Art movement and challenged the art establishment with works that feature ubiquitous symbols of the everyday. In his paintings and prints the American flag, letters, numbers, targets, arms and legs are reframed as the subject matter of fine art. The Color Numeral series shows each figure from zero through to nine rendered in brilliant hues. The dramatic, shifting […]