Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective
February 8, 2016 – May 7, 2016
As the first comprehensive survey of Richard Tuttle's prints, this exhibition revealed the artist's profound interest in the ambiguous and transitional nature of this art form. Since the 1960s, Richard Tuttle has created poetic, often ephemeral, works which – resolutely material and arranged with seemingly minimal interventions – address at closer inspection profound issues of material and illusion, of what we see and what we understand. Prints with their unusual ability to render visible also hidden information of process and change offer for Tuttle's artistic research a vital field of experimentation and cognition. Since the 1970s, he has created a diverse printed oeuvre collaborating with renowned printers and publishers across the country. Tuttle's prints with often subtle and complex surfaces, lure us into careful and attentive looking and contemplation on the relationship between the material and the illusional.
This exhibition was the second in our New York Project, a series of exhibitions exploring key New York artists of the past 50 years.
Christina von Rotenhan
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This exhibition was supported by Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the original founding institution of the exhibition. Exhibitions and programs at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art are sponsored by OSU Founding Patrons, OSU/A&M Board of Regents, OSU Foundation, and the Oklahoma Arts Council.