This month the gallery will show a group of prints by European and American artists. The lithographs, woodcuts, screen prints, etchings, and drypoints are from 1921 to 1972 and highlight the diversity of art of the period.
The show, which is called “Questions and Answers”, is eighteen works from the collection of Marlin Casker. There will be a gallery talk on the 18th of February at 3:30pm.
In the early years of the twentieth century artists in Europe and America were searching for creative expression which would more accurately reflect the mood, reality and experience of the changing times. Early efforts attracted attention and became movements whose names are familiar today, Cubism and Surrealism for example and others, Futurism and Constructivism. Abstraction also gained ground. By the 1920’s, through exhibitions and publications, the ideas became well understood and artists from New York to Moscow adapted these new ideas as they saw fit.
While there were many who committed themselves to modernist idioms there were more who retained the recognizable image – landscape or still life for example. The prints displayed here reflect the wide range of the art which resulted and the richness of art of the middle years of the 20th century.