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Robert Kushner: New Monoprints

 – , 2015


Pace Prints is pleased to present an exhibition of new monoprints by Robert Kushner at its 32 East 57th Street gallery, on view September 10—October 10, 2015.

In his newest body of work, Kushner uses line and varying textures, screen printing and collage to create images with an overall floral motif. Lush pattern, metallic gold, sheet music, and newspaper clippings create the foundation for images reflecting an Asian sensibility. By the use of contrasting textures, the artist builds tension between the natural and the man-made.

A pioneer of the Pattern and Decoration Movement in the 1970s, Robert Kushner continues to address conceptual issues around the decorative arts. The work references textiles, Japanese screens, and modernist painting. In his newest body of work, Kushner appropriates boldly patterned papers, 18th and 19th century engravings, and other paper ephemera to create wholly unique collages for these lyrical monoprints.

Robert Kushner has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Solo exhibitions have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. His work is featured in public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Tate Modern, London, UK; and Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Publications on Kushner’s work include the monograph Gardens of Earthly Delight (Hudson Hills Press, 1997) and Wild Gardens (Pomegranate, 2006). In 2012, Kushner edited an important volume of art criticism by Amy Goldin (1926-1978) titled Amy Goldin: Art in a Hairshirt (Hudson Hills).

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