The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
October 4, 2015 – February 7, 2016
West Building, Ground Floor

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: For centuries artists have made multi-part series, undertaking subjects on a scale not possible in a single work. This engagement was especially prevalent in the 1960s, as artists dedicated to conceptual, minimalist, and pop approaches explored the potential of serial procedures and structures. Many prominent artists since then have produced serial projects at the renowned Los Angeles print workshop and publisher Gemini G.E.L. The exhibition will showcase 17 such series created at Gemini by 17 artists over the past five decades. It will include seminal early works by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella as well as more recent serial projects by John Baldessari, Julie Mehretu, Richard Serra, and others.

Organization: Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sponsors: The exhibition is made possible by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required.

Other Venues: LACMA, September 11, 2016–January 2, 2017

Image:

Roy Lichtenstein, Bull I, Bull II, Bull III and Bull IV from the Bull Profile series, 1973, linecut, lithograph and screenprint, Gift of Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist, 1981 © Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist

Press

Related Programs

Gallery Talks
The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.

Lectures and Book Signings
Talking Shop with Sidney Felsen: Fifty Years of Artists at Gemini G.E.L.
Introduction to the Exhibition — The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. 

Exhibition Shop

Audio and Video

Science and Paper: Conserving a Drypoint by Michael Heizer
Video, Released: March 22, 2016, (5:48 minutes)
From Silver Apples of the Moon to A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur
Audio, Released: February 16, 2016, (55:32 minutes)
Unabridged and Incomplete: Series and Sequences in Contemporary Art
Audio, Released: February 2, 2016, (35:54 minutes)
Unabridged and Incomplete: Series and Sequences in Contemporary Art
Video, Released: February 2, 2016, (35:54 minutes)
The Serial Impulse: Artists working at Gemini G.E.L.
Video, Released: October 27, 2015, (4:00 minutes)
Introduction to the Exhibition — The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
Video, Released: October 20, 2015, (43:20 minutes)
Talking Shop with Sidney Felsen: Fifty Years of Artists at Gemini G.E.L
Video, Released: October 13, 2015, (47:34 minutes)
Introduction to the Exhibition — The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
Audio, Released: October 13, 2015, (43:20 minutes)
Behind the Scenes of "The Serial Impulse": Conserving Works of Art on Paper
Audio, Released: October 6, 2015, (19:40 minutes)
Talking Shop with Sidney Felsen: Fifty Years of Artists at Gemini G.E.L
Audio, Released: October 6, 2015, (48:25 minutes)
Press Event: The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
Audio, Released: September 30, 2015, (74:44 minutes)
In the Conservation Lab: Michael Heizer’s Scrap Metal Drypoint #6
Video, Released: September 15, 2015, (2:49 minutes)
Art Is For the Spirit: Recent Prints and Sculpture at Gemini G.E.L.
Audio, Released: September 1, 2015, (72:21 minutes)