CURRENT Exhibitions & Events
The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Frank Stella Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné, by Richard H. Axsom, edited by Carolyn Vaughn, Sigrid Asmus, and Laura L. Morris, with a foreword by Jordan D. Schnitzer and text by Leah Kolb. The book is distributed by Artbook and D.A.P.
Frank Stella: Prints was published to coincide with Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective - the first major exhibition of the artist's prints since 1982 - curated by Richard H. Axsom and currently on view at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
To celebrate the release of Frank Stella: Prints, Phillips will host a private book signing and panel discussion with Frank Stella, Jordan Schnitzer, Kenneth Tyler, and Richard Axsom at the preview party for their April 25th Editions Sale, which will be streaming live on the Phillips website on April 20th, 6-8pm.
JORDAN SCHNITZER - DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE OF PRINTMAKING AWARD
It is with great pleasure that the SGC International Conference honors Jordan Schnitzer with the Distinguished Advocate of Printmaking Award. The 2016 SGCI Conference Steering Committee decided unanimously to give Jordan Schnitzer this award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in supporting every aspect of printmaking in the Northwest region. Jordan’s vision and willingness to offer access to his collections for curators building exhibitions, for research and curricular activities within academic institutions, and for the promotion of scholarship around printmaking is transformative for the field. And Jordan’s continued support of printmaking initiatives and programs continues to have a tremendous impact on the printmaking community in the region. Printmaking could not have a more committed advocate and supporter. The field is better for it. And SGC International expresses the gratitude of printmakers, scholars, curators, and print lovers everywhere through this award. Learn more about the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation’s passion for sharing art.
SGCI Awards Ceremony // Photo credit: Deann Orr
PANEL DISCUSSION FOR JAMES ROSENQUIST
Lifetime Achievement Award Exhibition: James Rosenquist is co-presented with the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation and the Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA in Print Media program. Featured at The 2016 SGC International Printmaking Conference, FLUX PORTLAND, the conference keynote on Thursday, March 31 at 9am will feature special guests special guests Maurice Sanchez of Derriere L’ Etoile Studio and James Reid of Gemini G.E.L. along with Jordan Schnitzer and Mack McFarland, Director of the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture who will discuss Rosenquist’s printmaking career.
- Mack McFarland, Curator, Pacific Northwest College of Art
- Jordan Schnitzer, President, Harsch Investment Properties & the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
- Maurice Sanchez, Professional Printer, Derriere L'Etoile Studios
- James Reid, Master Printer, Gemini GEL
JAMES ROSENQUIST - SGC INTERNATIONAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Pop Art icon James Rosenquist (born 1933 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) exploded onto the scene in 1960 with his vivid, large-scale paintings. Trained as a painter of billboard signs, Rosenquist abstracted familiar imagery from advertising and pop culture through alterations in scale and unusual juxtapositions. Although fragmented and overlapped, his images of spaghetti, Marilyn Monroe, hairdryers, and detergent boxes create understandable visual narratives of American culture, often with political implications.
Rosenquist contributed to the renewal of printmaking in the United States when in 1965 he and a number of other artists explored the process of lithography at Universal Limited Art Editions. Rosenquist also experimented with screen prints and etchings, but primarily produced lithographs. Over the years, Rosenquist worked with Graphicstudio, Aeropress, Gemini G.E.L., Petersburg Press, Styria Studios, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., and Derriere L’ Etoile Studio among others.
The work of James Rosenquist is represented in major private and public collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Tate Modern in London. Aside from his many gallery and museum exhibitions, Rosenquist has had more than fifteen retrospectives, with two at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2003, the Guggenheim Museum organized a retrospective that traveled to Houston, New York, Bilbao, and Wolfsburg. He received the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement in 1988. Rosenquist has influenced an entire generation of artists and print makers.
SGCI FLUX Rosenquist Panel // Photo credit: Deann Orr
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) depicted the world with the volume turned up. Employing a seemingly endless palette, his work has challenged our perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years. Warhol was the central figure of American Pop Art, a genre that emerged in the late 1950s in reaction to the heroism of Abstract Expressionism. For Pop artists, social and political turbulence coupled with unprecedented consumerism meant that art was no longer about the persona of the heroic individual artist, as it had been in the years immediately following World War II. Warhol and his contemporaries sought to eradicate the notion of the “genius artist” and downplay the role of originality in art, adopting mechanical means of generating images, such as screen-printing, which theoretically allowed for an endless production of images. In drawing inspiration from the rapidly changing world around them, Pop artists sought to be more inclusive in their subjects, and more aware of the day-to-day conditions of contemporary existence.
Spanning three decades of Warhol's career, In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking features some of the artist's most iconic screen prints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Drawn exclusively from the rich collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, In Living Color is divided into five sections-experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warhol's work is placed in conversation with other artists of the postwar era who use color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images.
Organized by the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
- Exhibition Information - Jordanschnitzer.org
- In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking - MOCA Jacksonville
Installation photos for the "In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking" exhibition at MOCA Jacksonville. Photo credit: Thomas Hager
- MOCA Showcases Work of Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, other Printmakers - The Florida Times-Union
- Arts Notes: Printmaking now the focus at MOCA Jacksonville - The Florida Times-Union / Jacksonville.com
- The Power of Printmaking at MOCA Jacksonville - Press Release
For over fifty years, Frank Stella has created a significant body of abstract art comprised of paintings, reliefs, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective details the artist’s remarkable career as a printmaker. It presents, as evidence, over 100 prints that make apparent how his highly experimental endeavors have redefined the traditional print. The exhibition also offers a clear view of Stella’s stylistic evolution—a series of reinventions from the minimalist geometric abstraction of the early years to the baroque exuberance of the later gestural work.Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective is the artist’s first major print retrospective since 1982. The exhibition is also the occasion for the publication of a revised and expanded second edition of The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1967─1982 (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983).
Rick Axsom, Curator, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Stephen Fleischman, Director, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Installation photos of "Frank Stella: Prints" with Jordan D. Schnitzer. Photo credit: Sharon Vanorny. Images courtesy MMoCA.
- MMOCA Examines Frank Stella's Complex Abstractions - Wisconsin Gazette
- Frank Stella's Prints Reflect Bravura Artist - Tap Milwaukee
- Frank Stella's Prints Dazzle at MMOCA - Madison Magazine
- The Cap Times Interviews Frank Stella on Collaboration, Memory and Filling Space - The Cap Times
- MMOCA Hosts Frank Stella And His "Fantastical" Prints - Isthmus
- MMOCA Highlights Frank Stella's 50-Plus Year Career as a Printmaker - Beloit Daily News
- Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective on view at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - Press Release
- MMOCA exhibit shows Frank Stella as a "A Force to be Reckoned With" - The Cap Times
- Wisconsin State Journal Features "Big, Bold" Frank Stella Exhibition at MMOCA - Wisconsin State Journal
- Isthmus Recommends Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective at MMOCA - Isthmus
- A New Frank Stella Retrospective, A Black Panthers Documentary, and More Events of Note in Madison this Week - Tone Madison
- Cause and Effect: Frank Stella's Prints - Art in Print
- What You See Isn't All You See: Frank Stella and Abstract Narration - Art in Print
- Frank Stella's Moby Dick Series - Art in Print
- A new Frank Stella retrospective, a Black Panthers documentary, and more events of note in Madison - Tone Madison
- Exhibition Information - Jordanschnitzer.org
- Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective - Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Behind the Scenes of "Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective" at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Kara Walker is one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today; she is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, and sexuality and the media with which she pursues her studies. Though mainly celebrated for her provocative installations, composed of cut-paper silhouettes, Walker’s work in other media is equally strong and expands on the many powerful themes and questions of her practice.
Walker’s selection of particular media is both aesthetic and conceptual. Often using outmoded technologies or old-fashioned techniques, she draws on the historical memory of her media, bringing her contemporary perspective into confrontation with the artifacts of history. Explaining the importance of historical representation for contemporary life, Walker explained, “One theme in my artwork is the idea that a Black subject in the present tense is a container for specific pathologies from the past and is continually growing and feeding off those maladies....” By looking carefully at a selection of Walker’s projects in different media, this exhibition will emphasize the interface between technique and concept in her work. Walker’s use of historically inflected techniques investigates the question: “How is contemporary identity shaped and affected by the imagery from the past?”
Kara Walker is both prolific and innovative. The projects presented in this exhibition will display the range of approaches she has taken to subject matter, historical narrative, artistic media and technique, and the complexities and ambiguities of racial and historical representation. By highlighting the obscure references and old-fashioned techniques of Walker’s artistic process, Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power will illuminate the rigorously researched underpinnings of Walker’s work with the aim to make her provocative approach accessible to a diverse audience.
This retrospective of prints, featuring works from the series Emancipation and Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, as well as selected other prints, videos and a wall silhouette, is organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, from the Portland, Oregon-based collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer.
The exhibition was curated by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Jessi DiTIllio, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon from the Portland, Oregon-based collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
Installation photos for the Kara Walker exhibition at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Photos courtesy of the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
Kara Walker opening reception with Jordan D. Schnitzer, photo credit bhp imaging
Micah Schweizer interviewed art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer on Wyoming Public Radio's "Open Spaces" program on February 12th. The interview focuses on the exhibit Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power, on view through May 14th at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
Read more on the interview here.
- Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Kicks off at the UW Art Museum
- UW Students to Visit Kara Walker Exhibit as Part of Social Justice Conference - University of Wyoming
- "Art as a Source of Dialogue" In Kara Walker Exhibit at University of Wyoming - The Branding Iron
- University of Wyoming Art Museum Hosts Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Curated Exhibition (Press Release) - University of Wyoming Art Museum
- Kara Walker Exhibit at University of Wyoming Explores Race Issues - Wyoming Tribune Eagle
- Jordan Schnitzer Leads Walk-through of Kara Walker Exhibit at University of Wyoming - Laramie Live
- Exhibition Information - Jordanschnitzer.org
- Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power - University of Wyoming Art Museum
- Springfield Art Museum - September 12 - January 3, 2016 (link)
- David C. Driskell Center - February 5 - May 29, 2015 (link)
- Boise Art Museum - June 7 - August 17, 2014 (link)
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art - January 25 - April 6, 2014 (link)
- Crocker Art Museum - September 22 - January 5, 2014 (link)
- Bellevue Arts Museum - July 8 - November 27, 2016 (link)
This exhibition will showcase the prints of contemporary icon Richard Serra. Best known for his large scale public sculpture, Serra has consistently maintained a practice in related media including film, drawing, and printmaking. The exhibition features his earliest graphic attempts in lithography from 1972 through more recent works created in 2015.
- Exhibition information - Jordanschnitzer.org
- Richard Serra: Prints - The Fralin Museum of Art
- Final Friday Reception with Jordan D. Schnitzer - The Fralin Museum of Art
- "Richard Serra: Prints" Opens at the University of Virginia's Fralin Museum of Art - The Fralin Museum
- Jordan Schnitzer Discusses Richard Serra Exhibit at the Fralin - The Daily Progress
- "Richard Serra: Prints" Opening At The Fralin Museum of Art Shatters Student Attendance Record - Artdaily.org
- February First Fridays Guide - C-Ville
- UVA Today Features Richard Serra: Prints at the Fralin Museum of Art - UVAToday