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 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 and is the occasion for the publication of a revised and expanded catalogue raisonné, Richard H. Axsom, Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné (NY: Hudson Hills Press, 2016).
The prints are selected from the extensive collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Foundation, Portland, OR. Schnitzer says, Stella “bridges Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Pop. What I admire about him is that he’s kept pushing himself into new mediums and new themes.”
The exhibition is locally sponsored by Laura and Barrie Harmon, Melissa and Frank Wilson, Dr. Marla Wolhman and John Crews.