New exhibit to focus on prints

March 24, 2014 by  

‘Radical Repetition: from Albers to Warhol’ will be showing at the Whatcom Museum from April to August of this year.

The exhibit is taken from the collection of the Jordan D. Schnitzer and Family Foundation and is curated by Barbara Matilsky. It concentrates on abstract works of art that have used recurring images. For example, ‘I will not make boring art’ by John Baldessari features those words printed over and over. While the main part focuses on prints, there will also be paintings, works in glass, and sculpture featured during the show.

Some of the artists represented in the exhibit include Charles Arnold, Willie Cole, and Josef Albers. The entire ‘Homage to a square’ series by Albers from 1967 is featured.

The study of prints featured in this Bellingham show will likely be of interest to those in the area who work for graphic design and printing companies. Seeing how prints have been used in the past may inspire them in their own work.

The exhibition is on display at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher from April 20 until August 17. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors, and military. Children aged 2-5 can gain admission for £4.50, and entrance is free to museum members. Call 360-778-8930 for more information.