Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind, on view at NMWA June 17–October 2, 2011

Image of Polly Apfelbaum's Love Mountain Ranch, New Mexico

Polly Apfelbaum, Rainbow Love Mountain Ranch, New Mexico, 2007; Lithograph; 36 1/2 x 26 in.; Tamarind Institute

Opening today, Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind features over seventy fine art lithographs by forty-two women artists, including June Wayne, Elaine de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Margo Humphrey, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Kiki Smith. These artists, working across genres and styles, all came to the Tamarind Institute to learn the medium of lithography from Tamarind’s master printers. The institute encourages artists to create experimental new works and expand their own expressive ranges.

Marjorie Devon, the director of the Tamarind Institute since 1985, introduces the show and the artistic vocabulary that artists use in lithography:

Click here to open the audio file: Marjorie Devon,
director of the Tamarind Institute, introduces Pressing Ideas

As she explains, the Tamarind Institute, founded in 1960 in Los Angeles (it has since moved to Albuquerque, and is part of the Fine Arts University of New Mexico), supports the creation and preservation of fine art lithography. Throughout Pressing Ideas, which is on view through October 2, please continue to check NMWA’s Broad Strokes blog for additional audio recordings from Marjorie Devon, in which she discusses artists and works featured in the exhibition.

4 thoughts on “Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind, on view at NMWA June 17–October 2, 2011

  1. I am interested in obtaining an exhibition catalog since I live in the other Washington and will not be able to see the exhibit. I am a printmaker and mix-,media artist.

  2. I am interested in obtaining an exhibition catalog since I live in the other Washington and will not be able to see the exhibit. I am a printmaker and mix-media artist.

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