SUMMER CHOICES: A GROUP EXHIBITION

SUMMER CHOICES: A GROUP EXHIBITION

swimmer by wilson shieh

Wilson Shieh

Swimmer, 2005

1,500 USD

Wednesday, June 23, 2010Saturday, August 28, 2010


San Francisco, CA USA

Crown Point Press announces Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition currently on view in the gallery. The exhibition includes vibrant and colorful prints by a selection of artists who have worked in the Crown Point studio over the years.

Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh is a figurative painter who visited the Crown Point studio in 2005. Shieh combines traditional and contemporary elements by using ancient techniques and subject matter culled from both historic and modern Chinese culture. His witty and sometimes surreal sensibility is evident in the print Swimmer, 2005, where a swimming Buddha-like figure waves with an elegant gesture. Shieh used soft ground technique to achieve meticulously stylized lines inked in shades of blue and printed on a warm chine collé background.

New York painter Pat Steir is best known for her meditative waterfall paintings on expansive canvases but she is also an accomplished printmaker. In the print, Mixed Marks, Arc, 2004, Steir energizes the space with a simple painterly arched line inked in red. The gestural mark is isolated against the pale turquoise background where delicately cracking fine lines appear tranquil and calm.witty and sometimes surreal sensibility is evident in the print Swimmer, 2005, where a swimming Buddha-like figure waves with an elegant gesture. Shieh used soft ground technique to achieve meticulously stylized lines inked in shades of blue and printed on a warm chine collé background.

New York painter Pat Steir is best known for her meditative waterfall paintings on expansive canvases but she is also an accomplished printmaker. In the print, Mixed Marks, Arc, 2004, Steir energizes the space with a simple painterly arched line inked in red. The gestural mark is isolated against the pale turquoise background where delicately cracking fine lines appear tranquil and calm.

Sol LeWitt first began working in the Crown Point studio in 1972. In the large print, Horizontal Bands (More or Less)Red/Green, 2002, he used a sugar lift aquatint technique to paint alternating green and red bands. There is beauty in the repeated marks, and the flattened space appears dynamic and almost musical. The bands are inked in dark green and are contrasted by brightly inked bursts of red that seem to pop from the background.

Also included in the exhibition are prints by Tony Cragg, Richard Diebenkorn, Mary Heilmann, Al Held, Joan Jonas, Robert Kushner, Tom Marioni, Nathan Oliveira, Gay Outlaw, Laura Owens, Judy Pfaff, Janis Provisor, Markus Raetz, Laurie Reid, Richard Tuttle, and Fred Wilson.

All of the prints in the exhibition are available for half price with a Seasons Club membership through the month of August. For more information about Seasons Club click here or telephone the gallery at 415.974.6273.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Crown Point Press, 20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
www.crownpoint.com