Dialogues Across Time: From Durer to the Artists of Gemini G.E.L.

Curated by Susan Dackerman
October 6, 2022January 14, 2023

Artists both document and produce history. They simultaneously exist in its stream while forging their own artistic pathways. Printed images have always been a source of historical knowledge for artists, and printmaking in turn, is a means of making their own histories visible to us now.

This exhibition presents a selection of prints old and new that allow us to see their historical connections and entanglements by exploring themes that have been fundamental to artistic expression for centuries. While Dorothea Rockburne makes the association explicit by titling a lithograph, Melencolia, after one of Dürer’s most celebrated engravings, other artists are less conscious of them, and perhaps indifferent to the history that underlies their work. Nonetheless, that history oftentimes emerges – intuitively, conceptually, and visually.

Philip Guston, Studio Forms, 1980
Philip Guston
PG79-921
Vija Celmins
VC82-3077
Ann Hamilton, Green-barred Woodpecker, 2021
Ann Hamilton
AH15-1637
Jonathan Borofsky, Male / Female, 2000
Jonathan Borofsky
JB99-1422
Richard Serra, Freddie King, 1999
Richard Serra
RS98-3279
Albrecht Dürer
Dorothea Rockburne, Melencolia, 1983
Dorothea Rockburne
DR81-1018
John Baldessari, Trapezoid, 2016
John Baldessari
JBA15-5386
Frank Stella, Star of Persia I, 1967
Frank Stella
FS67-110