26 April - 26 May 2000

Photo Graphics

The use of photography in printmaking

    The Alan Cristea Gallery will be holding a mixed exhibition examined the use of photography and the photographic image within contemporary printmaking. The work of eighteen artists will illustrate the impact on both the techniques and the imagery of prints over the last 40 years.

    In order to examine these uses and changes, seminal print works by Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Hamilton and Allen Jones will be shown alongside the work of a generation of younger artists such as Kiki Smith and Catherine Yass.

    The exhibition begins with early examples of photo-screenprint such as the Electric Chair series by Andy Warhol and the Mahler portfolio by R.B.Kitaj. It goes on to include the full range of photo-mechanical processes that have enabled the different artists to incorporate, manipulate and mimic photography within their graphic work. Prints by photorealists such as Estes and Close will be contrasted with works by artists as diverse as Gerhard Richter and Dieter Roth. Contemporary digital practices and photographic manipulation are represented in the works by David Hockney band Catherine Yass.

    Featuring works by Gerhard Richter, Vija Celmins, Richard Hamilton, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Joe Tilson, R.B. Kitaj, Richard Estes, Jim Dine, Allen Jones, Catherine Yass, Jan Dibbets, Kiki Smith, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Andy Goldsworthy, John Baldessari and Dieter Roth. 

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