Gain a new view of the print collection held by Plains Art Museum in this exhibition of 40 prints created at Vermillion Editions Limited, a famous printmaking shop in Minneapolis. Begun in 1977 and operated through 1992 by the legendary master printer, Steve Andersen, Vermillion Editions Limited brought the printmaking renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s from the East and West Coasts to the heartland. Andersen collaborated with regional, national, and international artists, helping them achieve their artistic visions through his innovative printmaking expertise. Along the way, he also amassed an impressive archive of contemporary prints by modern masters and emerging new talent.
In the mid-1990s, Steve Andersen worked with staff at the Museum to launch Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio, located on the south end of the third floor. The studio continues to operate as a working print shop for classes, special projects, and demonstrations.
The Museum has never before presented an exhibition drawn entirely from this gift of 331 works from Vermillion Editions Limited, a significant group of prints donated to the Plains in 1996 by an anonymous donor. The exhibition will present the history of Vermillion Editions through the work of well known artists, looking at the key points in the print shop’s history and at its innovations in printmaking. Artists include Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, George Morrison, Hazel Belvo, Joseph Beuys, Nancy Randall, Nicolas Africano, Steve Sorman, Mike Lynch, David Rathman, Scott Sandell, and many more.
Vermillion Editions to Hannaher’s Studio is curated by MSUM print professor and print studio director John Volk. Print studio intern Chelsey Dahlstrom serves as a key assistant on the project and Volk’s printmaking students—Snjezana Hauer, Amanda Heidt, Elise Forer, Asiya Frolova, Megan Larson, Michael Zimmer, Sarah Forsberg, and Marie Meland—are also contributing.
Plains Art Museum 05.02.2011 - 29.05.2011