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Contact: Valerie Wade
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition May-August 2022

Every summer, Crown Point Press presents a unique seasonal group exhibition highlighting a wide selection of prints. The works on view in Summer Choices range in medium from a hand painted drypoint (Pat Steir’s Hand Painted Lily #3) to woodblock prints made in Japan and China (Portrait with Scissors and Nightclub by David Salle and Janis Provisor’s China Mainland) and colorful aquatints like Fly Away by Al Held and CPP10 by Leonardo Drew.

“Spontaneous associations can happen when unlikely works are hung next to one another,” Crown Point Director Valerie Wade recently said. Each gallery wall is installed with a different thematic grouping of prints, creating visual vignettes that lead the viewer from one idea to the next in walking through the exhibition. One wall features Pendulum by abstract painter Patricia Treib paired with representational painter William Bailey’s small black and white still life, Stradina. Pendulum’s colorful abstract shapes are organized in a shallow space and mirror the elegant domesticity of Stradina. Another wall features Pliss by Pia Fries and Nightpack by Charline von Heyl. The rhythmic gestures and crepe-like towers in Pliss speak to the anthropomorphic shape that swirls around in Nightpack. More straightforward is a wall of figurative etchings by Marcel Dzama, Jockum Nordstrom, Laura Owens and David Salle (see below). A mountainous landscape by Wayne Thiebaud and a colorful waterfall by Chris Ofili are the first prints to welcome the gallery visitor. Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition is on view in the Crown Point Gallery until the end of August 2022. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5.


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