PAST EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS - 2016

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: PrintsPhillips 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.


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Wangechi Mutu is a trained sculptor and studied anthropology but first came to prominence through her collage works, which fuse a diversity of sources culled from the image gluttony of late 20th century and early 21st century life. Mutu draws from the aesthetics of traditional ritual arts, science fiction, and Afrofuturistic funkdaleia. She makes use of materials from 19th century prints, fashion magazines, scientific periodicals, pornography, and ethnographic photographs to explore the contradictions of female and cultural identity and makes reference to colonial history, contemporary African politics, and the representation of female in media. She combines her sourced materials with ink, paint, and reflective material to realize lusciously intricate full figure works and portraiture. Since the late 1990’s Mutu’s artworks have been keenly focused on the creation of surrealist characters that are hauntingly grotesque and seductive while they critique systems of power and patriarchy, both political and aesthetic.

The Hybrid Human brings together several pieces, including complete sets of two series the Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors from 2006, and The Original Nine Daughters from 2012.

 

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Installation photos from the "Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human" Exhibition // Photo Credit: Deann Orr


PNCA’s 511 Gallery is pleased to welcome artist Wangechi Mutu to PNCA as part of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Series.

Wangechi Mutu is a trained sculptor and studied anthropology but first came to prominence through her collage works, which fuse a diversity of sources culled from the image gluttony of late 20th century and early 21st century life. Mutu draws from the aesthetics of traditional ritual arts, science fiction, and Afrofuturistic funkdaleia. She makes use of materials from 19th century prints, fashion magazines, scientific periodicals, pornography, and ethnographic photographs to explore the contradictions of female and cultural identity and makes reference to colonial history, contemporary African politics, and the representation of female in media. She combines her sourced materials with ink, paint, and reflective material to realize lusciously intricate full figure works and portraiture. Since the late 1990’s Mutu’s artworks have been keenly focused on the creation of surrealist characters that are hauntingly grotesque and seductive while they critique systems of power and patriarchy, both political and aesthetic.

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Photos from the Wangechi Mutu Lecture as part of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Series // Photo credit: Mario Gallucci


PNCA will celebrate the launch of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series with a reception honoring Jordan Schnitzer.

The Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series will present an annual curated exhibition from the dynamic and expansive collection of more than 9,000 contemporary prints of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation at the Pacific Northwest College of Art 511 Gallery. The series will bring an invited artist in connection to the exhibition to engage with PNCA students, faculty, and the public through lectures, studio visits, and collaborations with the MFA in Print Media program. In addition to the Exhibition and Visiting Artist Series, selections from the Collection will be lent to the PNCA Object Library to be studied by students and faculty on a regular rotating basis.

Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human is the first exhibition in the series. 

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Photos from the Inaugural Launch of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series // Photo Credit: Deann Orr