Head of a Woman: Redressing the Parallel Histories of Collaborative Printmaking and the Women's Movement

Saturday Sept 14, 2019

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
US

Phone: 243-7255
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Tamarind Institute

Phone: 5052773901
Website: Click to Visit

Explore the dramatic surge of women printmakers in recent decades and the women who shaped collaborative printmaking over the past 60 years.

ImageHead of a Woman explores the dramatic surge of women printmakers in recent decades and the women who shaped collaborative printmaking over the past sixty years. As Tamarind was instrumental in launching the American print revival in the 1960s, Tamarind’s history and its many contributions will be a central part of the dialogue. Additionally, printers and experts outside of Tamarind will be included in the program to shape a broader understanding of collaborative printmaking and its parallel history with the women’s movement.

This focus on women in printmaking was developed around the ideas generated through the 2019 Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency with New York-based artist Danielle Orchard. Her depiction of women in domestic spaces references early 20th century art history, redressing the limited representation of women as subject and muse. Her own visual language borrows openly from Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Vuillard, Bonnard, and many others. Orchard inserts her bold contemporary women into these historic tropes, skillfully complicating the narrative, with figures that bear the weight and posture of current problems and anxieties. The monumental lithographs created at Tamarind during her residency prompted the title for the symposium, with a nod to the many anonymous subjects throughout art history simply titled Head of a Woman. In this context, Head of a Woman also plays on the idea that the American print renaissance as we know it was launched by the imagination, perseverance, and conceptual will of three prominent women: Tatyana Grosman, who founded ULAE in 1957; June Wayne, who founded Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1960; and Kathan Brown, who founded Crown Point Press in 1962. From the head of a woman came the field of collaborative printmaking.

See also: Found Objects

Tamarind Symposium

Tamarind Institute brings to Albuquerque a full day symposium titled Head of a Woman to explore the intersection of collaborative printmaking and the women’s movement on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Ventana Salon within Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Rd. SW). Doors open at 9:30am to hear from experts from around the country, as well as those closer to home, as they delve into the rich history of the past 60 years. After the close of the symposium at 6pm, head up to Tamarind Institute (2500 Central Ave. SE) for their Win/Win auction event and after party. For more information about both of these events, to RSVP. for the symposium and to buy tickets for the auction event, see tamarind.unm.edu.

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