Latent Emissions, Chakaia Booker
Rock-Paper . . . Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part I
Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery August 24 through November 23, 2014
Featuring works from the Snite Museum’s growing collection of prints, this exhibition introduces visitors to lithography, a printmaking medium invented in 1799. Part I of this two-part exhibition highlights works from the 1800s and charts lithography’s technical development and popular applications in illustrated newspapers and promotional material for theatrical performances through its elevation to a “fine” art. Political cartoons by Honoré Daumier, a playbill by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and J.A.M. Whistler’s experiments in aestheticism will be on view. Part II scheduled for fall 2015 will explore modern and contemporary developments in lithography.
On November 4 it was decided to extend the exhibition; it will be on view through Sunday, November 23, 2014.