Exhibitions

Jasper Johns and John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio
In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
March 23 – June 15, 2014

An extraordinary, little-known story unfolds in the exhibition Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio. Over the past 30 years, Johns and Lund have forged a rare artistic collaboration: side-by-side, master printer Lund assists one of America’s foremost living artists to achieve precisely the effects he seeks in his prints, 58 of which are featured in the exhibition.

Johns and Lund began working together in 1973 at Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island. A decade later Lund became integral to Johns’s printmaking process as the exclusive master printer to work on the artist’s intaglio prints. In 1996 Lund established a private print studio on Johns’s rural Connecticut property and became his on-site master printer. Together they have created over 70 editions, the majority of which use etching and aquatint.

Jasper Johns & John Lund is the first museum exhibition to examine these two masters’ working relationship. It explores process with never-before exhibited proofs and plates. Lund’s personal photographs of Johns working in the studio are also on display.

Funding for this exhibition provided by ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Museum’s Exhibition Patrons. Additional sponsorship provided by Anonymous, Gail and Caesar Bryan, Leslie Cecil and Creighton Michael, Agnes Gund and Yvonne and Leslie Pollack.

Image Credit
Jasper Johns
Untitled, 1998, Intaglio, 41 ¾ x 81 inches
Edition of 44
Universal Limited Art Editions Art © Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Published by Universal Limited Art Editions


The Art of Rosemary Wells: Picture Book Covers and Characters

In the Learning Center
March 23 – June 15, 2014


Max, Ruby, Emily, and Yoko – Rosemary Wells’s unforgettable characters have been childhood favorites for generations. But there is more to a book than its characters. Striking covers are worth a close second look for they set the stage and give young readers clues about the story that unfolds inside. Join us in the Learning Center as we explore the special magic that makes Rosemary’s picture books family treasures.

Image Credit
Rosemary Wells Cover art for Max and Ruby’s Bedtime Book © 2010, Viking Children’s, New York, written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells.

 

Hot Off the Press: KMA Print Sale

In the Project Gallery
March 23 – June 15, 2014

Do you have a blank wall calling for a remarkable work of art? Hot Off the Press offers an expertly selected collection of contemporary prints for sale that showcases a range of media and subjects from emerging and established artists. Prices range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the education and exhibition programs. Buy art you will treasure, and support the KMA!

Image Credit
Julio Valdez
Dreamer, 2012
Photopolymer intaglio
AP 1/5, 7.5 x 10.5 inches
Courtesy the artist
Printed by Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Paul Chaleff

On the South Lawn
Through April, 2014

A pioneer in the resurgence of ceramic wood firing, Paul Chaleff is known for his colossal clay sculptures and vessels. Three large sculptural tiles positioned atop an outside wall complement Chaleff’s abstract sculpture set on the Museum’s front lawn. Stunning in scale, these ceramic pieces display a range of beautiful glazes.

Image Credit
Paul Chaleff, Duolith, 2006, foreground
Glow, An Insecure God Tests My Faith, Heat, 2011 (l to r on wall)
Courtesy of the artist