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Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop

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Start:
February 8
End:
June 5
Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) Desert Plant (TAM.1460), 1965
Color Lithograph 18 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (47 × 47 cm)
© Estate of Ruth Asawa

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to present Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, continuing the Museum’s online exhibitions and programming. Drawn from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition explores the prints produced by Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Gego, and Louise Nevelson at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles during the 1960s. Experiments on Stone explores the four artists’ distinct inquiries into printmaking, underscoring the importance of this experimental time in each of their careers. Recognizing that these artists worked in media outside of printmaking for a majority of their careers, this exhibition places their lithographs in direct dialogue with examples of their sculptural and textile work. In so doing, Experiments on Stone demonstrates how fruitful the fellowship at Tamarind proved. In each of their respective practices, the artists used lithography to work through three dimensional concerns and ideas on a two-dimensional surface.

February 8 – June 5, 2021