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Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Lecture 3: “Separation”

Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University

  • Sunday, May 9, 2021
  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Online
  • Virtual Program
<p>Julie Mehretu, Cole Rogers, Entropia (review), 2004

Julie Mehretu, Cole Rogers, Entropia (review), 2004, color screenprint and lithograph on Arches 88 paper, Thomas G. Klarner Collection, Gift of Neal Turtell, 2018.24.1

The material and spatial changes of the printmaking process and their social and conceptual implications will be discussed in this lecture series.

In printmaking, color must be broken down and reassembled through separation, layering, sequencing, and registration. Most color prints are, in essence, piles of broken color: stratified, even geological affairs that bear little relation to the fluid spontaneity that is often associated with color in other media. Thinking through color separation suggests new models of the image as a structure of assembly and risk and opens a space for examining the intersection of print and critical race theory.

Each lecture will premiere at the date and time listed on the Contact: Art and the Pull of Print web page and will remain there for public viewing. These programs are free and open to the public and designed for anyone interested in art and art history. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and up. No registration is required.