Prints and Drawings
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Artist: Jessica Stockholder, American, born 1959, M.F.A. 1985
Printer: Two Palms Press, American, founded 1994

Turning Paper #61

1997

Collage of linoleum, screenprint, wood veneer, plastic mesh, wood engraving, and embossment on handmade paper

overall: 89.5 × 57.8 cm (35 1/4 × 22 3/4 in.)
framed: 106.7 × 73.7 cm (42 × 29 in.)
Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund
1999.87.1

This is one in a series of unconventional monoprints that Jessica Stockholder made at Two Palms, an experimental printmaking studio in New York. Characteristic of her category-defying practice, Stockholder’s print compresses layers of unexpected materials—all featuring variations on a geometric grid—in ways that literally and visually pop out of the pictorial plane. Using plywood plates as printing matrices, she filled small, routed holes with oil paint that left thick, lozenge-shaped deposits of paint on the surface of the work after it had been put through Two Palms’s industrial hydraulic press. About this experimental process, Stockholder noted, “Each print involved an intense process of planning and also a complete surprise about what would happen.”

Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Collages
Bibliography: 

Lisa Hodermarsky et al., On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2021), 140, 206, 208, 214, no. 36, fig. 2.

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