Hard Edges for Hard Times

Hard Edges for Hard Times

mandevilla 4 by richard tuttle

Richard Tuttle

Mandevilla 4, 1998

Wednesday, December 1, 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011


San Francisco, CA USA

An exhibition of etchings from Crown Point Press curated by Tom Marioni
Please join us for a reception and holiday celebration in the Crown Point gallery & bookstore on Saturday, December 11, 2010, 3-6 p.m

Crown Point Press is pleased to announce Hard Edges for Hard Times. Tom Marioni, who curated the show, describes it in this way: "In economic hard times we see a lot of art about theory and philosophy, and in economic good times we see more art that's about money. This exhibition begins with prints from the hard times of the 1970s, and continues with more recent hard-edge works from artists in various parts of the world. The show was germinated by a look backward at art created at Crown Point Press thirty to forty years ago."

Here is a list of included artists with comments by the curator:

Mel Bochner: geometric relationships
Brice Marden: black and white rectangles
Dorothea Rockburne: the golden mean folded
Sol LeWitt: lines by a system
Robert Ryman: white on white
Al Held: multiple vanishing points
Vito Acconci: a black ladder to the ceiling
Jannis Kounellis: black square with flowers
Sherrie Levine: appropriation
Joan Jonas: performance inspired
Markus Raetz: surrealist hand
Dorothy Napangardi: landscape map
Laurie Reid: minimalist dots
Anne Appleby: monochrome landscape
Richard Tuttle: Russian constructivism
Ed Ruscha: blank billboard

Also on view in the gallery is a tribute to Nathan Oliveira who passed away on November 13, 2010. Oliveira remained a dedicated printmaker throughout his career and frequently worked in the Crown Point studio over the past twenty years.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
www.crownpoint.com