Come Together: Collaborative Lithographs from Tamarind Institute
Black Box Theater, IMU
125 N. Madison St., Iowa City
This exhibition explores the collaborative nature of lithography at the Tamarind Institute, which unites technical expertise and artistic experimentation. Each print in the exhibition represents the interaction between an artist and a trained printer. Thirty lithographs by contemporary artists are accompanied by historic prints by Tamarind founder June Wayne, Master Printer John Sommers, and Garo Z. Antreasian, the first Tamarind technical director. Contemporary artists include Toyin Ojih Odutola, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Sidney Amaral, and Alison Saar.
Students and scholars from across the University of Iowa community wrote interpretive levels for the exhibition, mirroring the collaborative spirit of Tamarind Institute.
The exhibition was co-curated by UIMA Senior Curator Kathleen A. Edwards and Curatorial Assistant and Ph.D. candidate Lauren Freese.
Support for Come Together was provided in part by the Richard V.M. Corton, M.D., and Janet Y. Corton Exhibition Fund, the John S. and Patricia C. Koza Art Exhibition Fund, and the UIMA Members Special Exhibition Fund.
Toyin Ojih Odutola
(American, born in Nigeria, 1985– )
Birmingham (middle), 2014
Four-color lithograph with gold leaf
©Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York