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WOMEN'S WORK: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN PRINTMAKERS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

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Bed #2, 1997 Aquatint, Drypoint, Engraving 25 X 31 1/8 Inches © Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer
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Unofficial Portraits: The Bride, 2001 Lithograph And Collage 30 X 30 Inches © Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer
WOMEN'S WORK: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN PRINTMAKERS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER AND HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

110 South Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
April 4th, 2009 - August 16th, 2009

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Tue-Sun 11-5; Closed Monday, and all Monday holidays
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prints, contemporary, women

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition presents a broad range of prints from the past 35 years by some of the foremost contemporary women printmakers at work in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Collectively, the fifty-six prints that comprise the exhibition testify to the innovative breadth and variety of printmaking approaches taken by women since the early 1970s. Women's Work makes known a variety of stylistic formats that address overlapping issues of gender, the body, and personal fantasies of desire, as well as more recent concerns of identity, politics, and the environment.

Often laced with humor and a sense of playfulness, this work shares a creative personal vision deeply integrated with references to larger historical themes and conceptual motifs. Included in the exhibition will be works by artists such as Anni Albers, Squeak Carnwath, Barbara Kruger, Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois, Suzanne Caporeal, Fay Jones, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Wangechi Mutu, Vija Celmins, and Kara Walker, among others.