Past exhibition

Exhibition: Making a Mark: Four Contemporary Artists in Print

This exhibition presents a selection of prints by Enrique Chagoya, Carroll Dunham, Jane Hammond, and Kiki Smith from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery. Printmaking plays a vital and integral role in the working processes of these artists, acting both as an extension of and in exchange with the work in their primary medium. Drawn to printmaking’s inherent properties, such as multiplicity, reversal, and layering, and open to engaging in both traditional and nontraditional methods, these artists explore and challenge what it means to “make a mark.” The diversity of work presented in the exhibition—from Chagoya’s comic-book style narratives to Hammond’s vision of the heavens—gives an insider’s look into a vibrant dialogue taking place in contemporary printmaking.

Enrique Chagoya, Guillermo Gómez, and Felicia Rice, Codex Espangliensis from Columbus to the Border Patrol (detail), 1998. Artist’s book with letterpress in black and red from zinc photoengravings, on amate paper lined with Shintengujo tissue, hand painted using acrylics, accordion folded. Yale University Art Gallery, Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund. Courtesy of the artists and Moving Parts Press

Exhibition organized by Elizabeth C. DeRose, the Florence B. Selden Curatorial Assistant, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery.

Made possible by the Florence B. Selden Fund, with additional support provided by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan, B.A. 1949.