James Louis Steg: The Icon
March 6th-March 31st, 2014
James Louis Steg (February 6, 1922–February 19, 2001) was a master printmaker and sculptor working in a range of media. His work is included in the permanent collections of more than 60 museums and institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. Raised in Rochester, NY, the home of Xerox, Steg incorporated the process of Xerography into his prints, oil on canvas works, and sculptures. The theme of The Icon, the feminine ideal, is a continuation of images he explored throughout his career. This work is dramatically rendered and as fresh today as his works from the 1960s through the year he died in 2001.