NOVEMBER 26 - FEBRUARY 13 AT THE AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART
Julie Speed - Women's Studies
Terry Allen - Rage
The Austin Museum of Art is pleased to celebrate the national significance and aesthetic richness of Austin’s premier fine art publisher Flatbed Press. Twenty Years ofPrintmaking at Flatbed Press showcases the significant role that original prints play in the work of today's artists. Founded in 1989, this publishing workshop is modeled on such noble predecessors as Crown Point Press in San Francisco, and Universal Limited Art Editions in West Islip, New York. Since the 1960s, contemporary prints have rivaled paintings in aesthetic quality, scale, and technical ambition. Many of the printmaking methods artists currently use date to the Renaissance or earlier. Digital technology and new materials, however, have prompted technical innovation and expanded creative options, bringing fresh vision to a venerable medium. Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press , on view November 26, 2010 throughFebruary 13, 2011, explores this interplay between tradition and innovation in printmaking.