October 6, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico – The exhibition Ivory Black, Flake White will open to the public Friday, October 6, 2017 in the Tamarind Gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5:30 – 7 p.m. 

The exhibition will be in the gallery, open to the public, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. through Friday, February 2, 2018.

Lithography has long provided the printmaker with the luxurious, sumptuous, rich, primal mark-making on stone that gives the medium its gusto. The closest form of printmaking to drawing on paper, it is often known for its deep, black inks which echo the greasy materials and tools that the artist uses while drawing on a stone or plate to create an image.

While colorful inks abound in modern printmaking and lithography since its invention in 1796, artists continue to explore the simplicity and wonder of what is possible in black and white. The vibrant and subtle tones of black, white and paper in this exhibition reveal the true heart of the process of lithography in tandem with artist, printmaker, stone, and ink. 

This exhibition includes historical lithographs by Louise Nevelson, David Hare, George McNeil, José Luis Cuevas, June Wayne, and Robert De Niro Sr. It also explores more recent Tamarind editions by Tara Donovan, Rachel Perry, Teo González, Enrique Martine

FABULOUS FRIENDS are invited to arrive early and enjoy a toast to the Frederick Hammersley Foundation Artist Residency Awardee, Matt Shlian.