Drawing of woman drinking from a cup

Richard Diebenkorn, American (1922-1993), Seated Woman Drinking from Cup, 1965, edition 89/100, lithograph, 27 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 91.04.26. © Richard Diebenkorn

The Artist's Gesture: Selections from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection

This exhibition celebrates American printmaking with prints from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection at the CU Art Museum.  Printmaking became increasingly popular among American artists, with the advent of collaborative efforts between artists and specialized printmakers in the mid-twentieth century. The productions on view exemplify this trend and showcase the combined skills of artists and master printmaker.  In these works, artists and printmakers used the graphic and expressive qualities of line and color to evoke emotion.  All of the artists represented in this exhibition probe the possibilities of expression in printmaking, revealing human presence in a mechanically reproducible medium through idea, gesture, or interaction with materials. 

Curated by Ailie Pankonien, MA Art History 2018 

This exhibition is a part of the CU Art Museum Polly and Mark Addison Outreach Exhibition Program through which the CU Art Museum works with Colorado cultural institutions to travel art exhibitions curated from The Polly and Mark Addison Collection at the CU Art Museum. The Outreach Exhibition Program is supported by the Office of the Chancellor.

Cost: $0 to Colorado cultural institutions. As part of the qualification process, all institutions interested in this exhibition will need to provide CUAM with a facilities report. 

The Details:
Costs for packing and round trip shipping covered by the CU Art Museum.
Space Required: 70 linear feet.
Didactics: Didactics provided include: four artwork labels with biographical and historical context; a large panel of introductory interpretive text.
Featured Artists: Ilya Bolotowsky, Louisa Chase, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Ronald B. Kitaj, Sol LeWitt, Philip Pearlstein, Hollis Sigler.
Dates: Available beginning Spring 2019. 

If you are interested in this exhibition please contact Maggie Mazzullo for more information.