The Salt Lake Tribune published an article on the exhibit Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, opening September 5 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Jordan Schnitzer is scheduled to give a free, public presentation at the Museum on September 7th at 7pm. From the article:
“Prints, in their very nature, are the most democratic of art forms,” said Whitney Tassie, UMFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art. “A print by Jasper Johns is more accessible than a painting.”
Johns is just one of the familiar names in the exhibit, “Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” Other well-known artists whose works are featured include Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Frank Stella, Sol LeWitt and Damien Hirst.
The touring exhibit features works of 40 artists, from the collections of Oregon philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer. Tassie said Schnitzer grew up learning about contemporary art, and is eager to share his collection with audiences across the country.
“He talks about his collection like it’s a public collection,” Tassie said.
Schnitzer will visit Salt Lake City on Saturday, taking part in a public talk about the exhibit and his collection at 6 p.m. at UMFA, 410 Campus Center Drive, on the University of Utah campus. The talk is followed by a community celebration, with refreshments, at 7 p.m. Both events are free.
Read the full article.