ED HAMILTON'S PRINTER'S PROOFS

Lithographs of 1969-1989



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ED HAMILTON'S PRINTER'S PROOFS
Lithographs of 1969 - 1989
July 15 to August 30, 2000
Reception: Saturday, July 15th 3 to 6 pm

TOBEY C. MOSS GALLERY
7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
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The artists for whom Ed Hamilton has printed inspire awe: Ed Ruscha, George Herms, Bruce Nauman, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Billy Al Bengston, Joe Goode, William Crutchfield, June Wayne, Charles White, Emerson Woelffer ....among others. Since Ed Hamilton's 1969 beginnings at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, through twenty years of work at Cirrus Editions, Gemini G.E.L. and June Wayne Studios, he has collaborated with the icons of contemporary art. Hamilton, Master Printer, is the artists' choice to proof and pull their editions. The lithographs in this exhibition are the editioned 'printer's proofs' selected from his personal collection.

The printer's role is not apparent as Hamilton works in harmony with artists of vastly varying concepts to achieve their personal goals, but the artists know. Ed Hamilton helps the artists to capture their desired compositions in subtle surfaces and in the line drawn on or scratched from the stone and plate. In symbiotic relationship, the artist and the printer have created art that neither one could achieve independently.

Though his 'major' in the MFA program at University of Arizona was in Intaglio Printmaking, the medium of printing on stone - lithography - superseded his early interest and led to a Fellowship under Master Printer Serge Lozingot at Tamarind. He cites the experience achieved working there and with Jean Milant at Cirrus, Lozingot (again) at Gemini and, most particularly, the fourteen years with June Wayne in her Studio as the base in forming his Hamilton Press with Ed Ruscha in 1990.


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