London Exhibition:Linear Abstraction at The Alan Cristea Gallery. 11 September – 5 October 2013
Alan Cristea Gallery presents Linear Abstraction, an exhibition examining differing approaches to geometric abstraction in editioned form. By virtue of its constituent processes, printmaking offers the possibility to create, manipulate and define a mark or colour in far greater depth and precision than almost any other medium. The exhibition includes graphic work by leading artists; Eduardo Chillida, Ian Davenport, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Bridget Riley, Sean Scully, Frank Stella and Josefand Anni Albers.
Linear Abstraction runs concurrently with the exhibition of work by Richard Serra in the gallery’s other exhibition space at 34 Cork Street.
Josef Albers, a founding member of the Bauhaus, was one of the most innovative printmakers of the twentieth century, making use of numerous print media, including etching, engraving, woodcut, lithography and screenprinting. Linear Abstraction will include Albers’ penultimate portfolio of prints. Albers taught at Yale from 1950 to 1958, where his students included Robert Mangold, Elsworth Kelly (whose works will also feature in Linear Abstraction), and Richard Serra.