Line Involvements: Selected Prints from the Collection

Saturday, May 17, 2014-Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
1966, color lithograph. Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Gleich. © Gego 1966. Photo: Pablo Mason.

Line Involvements features four artists working at midcentury, all of whom explored the fertile possibilities of line in printmaking. Anni Albers, Gego, Eleanore Mikus, and Hedda Sterne’s larger practices took shape in a variety of media—including textile, sculptural installation, folded paper, and painting— and a range of styles, from abstraction to figuration. Yet beneath these seemingly radical distinctions lies a fundamental inquiry into line’s formal manifestations. In the works featured in this exhibition, the artists translate their central concerns onto the printed page, evoking their characteristic techniques but expanding their strategies in new material experiments.