Gary Lichtenstein Editions presents Trajectory, an exhibition featuring original silkscreen prints created over the past four decades in four, very different studios. Exhibiting artists include Karl Benjamin, Tom Christopher, Robert Cottingham, Jane Dickson, Carole Feuerman, Robert Fried, Joanne Greenbaum, Bob Gruen, Charles Hinman, Robert Indiana, Robert Lazzarini, Richard Meier, Yigal Ozeri, Gary Panter and Shelter Serra. On view from May 3 to June 30, 2015, the exhibition is presented at Gary Lichtenstein Editions, on the second floor of Mana Contemporary.
Trajectory illustrates the evolution of a silkscreen studio over the course of forty years, through the eyes of the master printer and the works of the visionary artists with whom he has collaborated. Highlighted are the prints of Robert Fried, one of the first artists in San Francisco to significantly utilize silkscreen and one of Lichtenstein’s early mentors. The exhibition also showcases a wide variety of mediums including plastic (Jane Dickson), stainless steel (Robert Lazzarini) and rice paper (Richard Meier). The diversity of the artists, ranging from the geometric abstractions of Karl Benjamin and Charles Hinman, to the stunning photo realistic portraits by Yigal Ozeri, is a testament to the strength of the collaborations that have been fostered throughout the years.
Gary Lichtenstein is a publisher and printer of fine art silkscreen editions. Over the course of his remarkable 40-year career, Gary Lichtenstein has published a wide range of silkscreen editions with artists including Michael DeFeo, Carole Feuerman, Joanne Greenbaum, Bob Gruen, Gerard Hemsworth, Charles Hinman, Robert Indiana, Eugene Lemay, Richard Meier, Rebecca Miller, John Newsom, Yigal Ozeri and Gary Panter.. He has printed for industry legends including Karl Benjamin, Robert Cottingham, Alex Katz and Ken Price. Despite, and because of, rich historical influences, Gary Lichtenstein’s vision and artistic intellect are uniquely his own and clearly evident throughout the enormous portfolio of work that spans his 40-year career. The work produced in Lichtenstein’s studio has been exhibited and collected by, among others, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Chicago Art Institute, the Butler Institute of American Art, the College of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Silvermine Arts Center and the International Print Center NYC.