Printing Museum opening reception: The Artist's Eye: Three Houston Artists Collect Prints and Russell Maret: Interstices and Intersection or, An Autodidact Comprehends a Cube
The Artist's Eye: Three Houston Artists Collect Prints (June 12-Sept. 6) is an exhibition of original prints from the collections of three Houston artists, Penny Cerling, Patrick Palmer and Arthur Turner. With works selected by independent curator and art consultant Elise Arnoult Miller, this exhibition offers an insider's view of the works that hang on these artist's walls.
Each of these artist-collectors brings a different focus to print collecting. Cerling, who was a master printer at Little Egypt Enterprises and Cerling Editions, owns an extensive collection of local BATs, or "bon à tirer" prints ("Good to print" in French). Palmer and his partner, John de la Cruz, have a collection that comprises works by artists who, like Palmer, are also educators, including James Surls and Howard Warshaw. Turner's collection spans centuries and many styles and includes prints by nationally and internationally known masters, from Albrecht Dürer to Alexander Calder.
Russell Maret: Interstices & Intersections or, An Autodidact Comprehends a Cube (June 26-Sept. 20) is the latest fine press publication by New York City-based artist Russell Maret. Comprised of the artist's notes, sketches, watercolors, proof prints, in addition to tools used in contemporary letterpress printing practices, this exhibition illustrates the creative process of producing a hand-printed, hand-bound edition from sketch to completion.