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Making an Impression

Image of abstract print by Marguerite Saegesser with central circular shape in black and white with teal background and yellow and red elements. On the right is a black and white monotype by Michael Mazur that looks like almost like an x-ray of a branch.

Image of abstract print by Marguerite Saegesser with central circular shape in black and white with teal background and yellow and red elements. On the right is a black and white monotype by Michael Mazur that looks like almost like an x-ray of a branch.

October 4, 2019 - June 13, 2020 (limited hours October 15-30; closed for academic breaks November 28 - December 2, December 7-January 9, March 14-30, and April 10)

 

Making an Impression celebrates the expressive potential for artists to create works on paper through various printmaking processes. Drawn entirely from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition features over thirty artworks by many well-known artists including both California favorites and internationally recognized names.

Some of the artists represented in this exhibition are regarded as master printers while others are better known for other mediums, such as ceramics and photography. Together their works demonstrate the nuanced possibilities of diverse techniques – ranging from etchings to monotypes, lithographs to woodcuts – to produce lasting impressions on paper produced by endless combinations of ink, pressure, and patience.

Artists in this exhibition: Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle, Stanley Boxer, Squeak Carnwath, Marc Chagall, Enrique Chagoya, Tim Craighead, Judy Dater, Claire Falkenstein, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, George Herms, Kathryn Kain, Käthe Kollwitz, Frank Lobdell, Henri Matisse, Michael Mazur, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Byron Randall, Sam Richardson, Favianna Rodriguez, Marguerite Saegesser, Miriam Schapiro, Inez Storer, George Sugarman, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Jamie Wyeth, and Joseph Zirker.

 

 

Images: (left) Marguerite Saegesser, Concentric Circles Scratched Bold from the Air #365, 1985, monotype, Patrick Surgalski and Scott Greene printers, Smith Andersen Editions, de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Santa Clara University, Smith Andersen Editions Archive, Gift of Paula and Phillip Kirkeby, 3.1102.1986; (right) Michael Mazur, Bonsai A, 1997, monotype, Kathryn Kain printer, Smith Andersen Editions, de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Santa Clara University, Smith Andersen Editions Archive, Gift of Peter Kirkeby, 3.1.1999
 
 
Jul 17, 2019

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 3, 2019

6:00-7:00 p.m. - Member Preview

7:00-8:30 p.m. - Public Opening Reception

 

At this event, we will also celebrate the opening of Unbound:The Art of Deterioration.