OSU Museum of Art introduces Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is pleased to introduce Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective, bringing one of the nation’s most significant working artists to Oklahoma.
The exhibition, on view from Feb. 8 to May 7, is the second in the museum’s New York Project, an exhibition series presenting the work of high-profile New York artists of the past half century at OSU.
“The New York Project is designed to provide an extraordinary opportunity for our audience to interact with world-renowned artists and view exhibitions usually more exclusive to metropolitan museums,” said Victoria Berry, OSU Museum of Art director.
Richard Tuttle, whose work can be found in major collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is perhaps best known for his printmaking – a technique that involves creating an original work of art by transferring a design onto a surface through the use of a plate, block, stone or screen. Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective will reveal the artist’s profound interest in the ambiguous and transitional nature of this art form.
Prints have an unusual ability to offer hidden information and render visible insight into the artist’s process of creating. This invitation for the viewer to look more closely and be more attentive is a key aspect of Tuttle’s work, said Christina von Rotenhan, the exhibition curator who has worked closely with the artist for three years on the concept of this exhibition.
“Tuttle’s art is not about knowing, but about wondering and learning, subjects that have special resonance in the setting of a university museum,” von Rotenhan said.
The exhibition will begin with an opening reception, attended by the artist, on Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. A public discussion between Christina von Rotenhan, curator, and Richard Tuttle, artist, will begin at 6 p.m.
Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective is organized by the OSU Museum of Art. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is the original founding institution for this exhibition.