I was able to very briefly (thanks parking meter) rush into Yale University Art Gallery to check out The Pull of Experiment at Yale University Art Gallery on Tuesday. A wonderful and concise show, it highlights a 20-year period of innovative intaglio printmaking. Of particular note is the short introduction to process, which really aided in the interpretation and provided a solid backing for the exhibited works.
From the museum website:
“The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking explores a dynamic and innovative 20-year period following the Second World War that fundamentally changed the boundaries of intaglio printmaking. The exhibition features more than 40 prints drawn from the Gallery’s collection of works on paper that highlight experimental printing techniques, reflecting the creative spirit incited by the interaction of American and émigré artists following the war. Presenting works by major printmakers of the period, including Stanley William Hayter, Boris Margo, Gabor Peterdi, and Karl Schrag, The Pull of Experiment also includes important works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Louise Nevelson, whose postwar prints bore the influence of this period of innovation.”