FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRINTS from the Cal State Fullerton University Collection II
April 8 - May 9, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12, 6-8pm
Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery
800 North State College Blvd. (just north of Nutwood Avenue), Fullerton, CA
Contact, Marilyn Moore, Art Gallery Office
(714) 278-7750, Fax, (714) 278-2390
Web site, http://www.arts.fullerton.edu/arts/events
Gallery hours, Tuesday - Friday, 12 - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
SHAG, “BBQ”, 2004, three-color etching.
Prints from the Cal State Fullerton University Collection II is an exhibition of over 150 works from the university’s print collectionshown only once before in 2001.
The collection includes both contemporary and historical prints in a range of printmaking techniques and mediums. Retired Cal State Fullerton art department professor G. Ray Kerciu began acquiring prints for the university thirty-seven years ago and the collection has grown to be an important archive. Some of the prints were created in the gallery during a 1978 exhibition titled Gallery as Studio: Lithography and Society; the collection features those artworks by important California artists including Alexis Smith, Lita Albuquerque and Ed Ruscha.
The exhibition also highlights prints produced by the Grand Central Press at Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. Since its inception in 2001, the Grand Central Press has worked with Master Printmaker James Lorigan to produce a total of fifteen limited-edition prints by distinguished contemporary artists who were invited to be artists-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center. These artists include Sandow Birk, Tony Delap, Mark Ryden, SHAG and Peter Zokosky. From each edition, one print is donated to the university to add to its illustrious and expanding collection.
Other artists include John Altoon, Josef Albers, Marc Chagall, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Francisco Goya, Red Grooms, Donald Judd, Max Klinger, Kätie Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Joán Miró, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, William T. Wiley, and Emerson Woelffer.