Los Angeles

“New Dimensions in Lithography”

University of Southern California

This is a retrospective exhibition, selected from the Tamarind Lithography work­shop. Significantly, Tamarind’s chop (drystamp) is the medieval alchemist’s sign for stone, chosen by Los Angeles artist June Wayne, who as founder and director of the successful Ford Founda­tion-backed project, has been rather an alchemist herself in transmuting an an­cient process into a modern idiom. Predicated on complete collaboration between artist and master-printer, and established in 1959, a National Panel of Selection nominates twelve artists a year for fellowships. Judging by the choice works done individually during the six-week period of intense study and creativity, the numerous Tamarind Fellows have not only been enriched by their participation, but have added con­siderably to their already more than significant artistic stature by new explorations and disciplines imposed in mastering this graphic

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