Kenneth Tyler: The Art of Collaboration

 

Explore Tyler's collaborations

From 1966 until 2001 master printer Kenneth Tyler collaborated with some of the twentieth century's most important artists on projects that redefined the medium of fine art printmaking.

With a 'no rules' mantra, Tyler worked with dozens of artists to create prints in a variety of forms — "through prints as series and portfolios, to folding screens, mural prints, lead reliefs, vacuum-formed plastics, sprayed paper pulp, and prints in three dimensions that take leave of the wall completely."

Kenneth Tyler: The Art of Collaboration focuses on Tyler's innovative printmaking with eleven iconic artists: Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Terence La Noue, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, John Newman, Steven Sorman, Frank Stella, and John Walker.

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EXHIBITION DATES

September 19 – November 10, 2018

GALLERY HOURS

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Sundays

ADMISSION

Free and open to the public

LOCATION

Eskenazi Hall
735 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

FROM THE ARCHIVES
Josef Albers and Kenneth Tyler discussing Tyler's registration device at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1963, Los Angeles, California. Unknown Photographer
Josef Albers discussing with Kenneth Tyler in the workshop studio, his Stanford University wall maquette made by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, 1976. Betty Fiske
Kenneth Tyler and Robert Motherwell discuss "Lament for Lorca" proof as it is pulled from stone on hydraulic lithography press, Tyler Graphics workshop, Bedford Village, New York, 1982. Lindsay Green
Workshop staff proofing Frank Stella's "Imola five II" from the "Circuits" series, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, 1983. Kenneth Tyler
David Hockney drawing on prepared mylar sheet while Kenneth Tyler holds sheet down for "Amaryllis in Vase" from the "Moving Focus" series, Tyler Graphics Ltd. artist's studio, Bedford Village, New York, 1985. Steven Sloman
Kenneth Tyler observing David Hockney drawing on the Plexiglas of "Walking Past Two Chairs" framed work from his "Moving Focus" series, Tyler Graphics Ltd. workshop, Bedford Village, New York, 1985. Steven Sloman
Kenneth Tyler and Terence La Noue examining proofs from the "Ritual series," Tyler Graphics Ltd. artist studio, Mount Kisco, New York, 1987. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Kenneth Tyler and John Newman in the artist studio with lithographic stone for "Twist in turn," Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, 1989. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Joan Mitchell uses a lithographic crayon on mylar to experiment with the composition of a colour lithograph from her "Livre de peintre" titled "Poems," while Kenneth Tyler holds the work steady, Tyler Graphics Ltd. artist's studio, Mount Kisco, New York, 1992. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Kenneth Tyler and Helen Frankenthaler mixing ink colours for "Freefall" woodblock print in workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, 1992. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Kenneth Tyler, Robert Myer and Tom Strianese pulling proof impression from Helen Frankenthaler's "Freefall" assembled woodblocks on hydraulic platen press in workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, 1992. Steven Sloman
Joan Mitchell and Kenneth Tyler discuss trial proofs of her "Fields I" etching, with numerous proofs of her prints on the walls, Tyler Graphics Ltd. artist's studio, Mount Kisco, New York, 1992. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Helen Frankenthaler critiquing printing of etched copper plate for "Ariel" on etching press bed with Kenneth Tyler and Kathy Cho in workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, 1995. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Frank Stella working on assembled plates for the "Imaginary places" prints, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, January 1994. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
Helen Frankenthaler watches Kenneth Tyler pulling an impression of her "Spring run XV" monotype from an inked woodblock on the hydraulic press bed in the paper mill, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, 1996. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
EXHIBITION PARTNERSHIP & SUPPORT

Kenneth Tyler: The Art of Collaboration is made possible with major support from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.

An educational partnership with the National Gallery of Australia is made possible through generous support of Kenneth Tyler and Marabeth Cohen-Tyler.

Additional support provided by the Sam Francis Foundation. In addition, the Sam Francis Foundation Printmaking Scholarship has been established in honor of George Page, Herron alumnus (B.F.A. Printmaking '64) and master printer with whom Francis worked in the mid-1960s.

In-kind support is provided courtesy of Sun King Brewery.

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Public opening reception and talk with Tyler

September 19, 2018

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Master printer and Herron alumnus Kenneth Tyler reflects on his collaborations with some of the twentieth century's most iconic artists.

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