Saturday, February 25, 2012
SIX-FOOT, EIGHT-INCH BODY OF WORK
ART OF JOHN BALDESSARI—Museum of Contemporary Art/San Diego is currently exhibiting conceptual artist John Baldessari’s extensive printmaking career. The 80-year-old National City native is returning to MCASD (last exhibit 1960) showing more than 100 works made between 1973 and 2010 in media as diverse as lithography, etching, photogravure, aquatint, photo intaglio, embossing and silkscreen. Baldessari took on printmaking in the 1970s and has continued unabated. His forte is altering and cropping photographic images into his visual adventures.
Exhibit runs now through May 13 at MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect Ave., 858-454-3541, www.mcasd.org
Image: Person with Guitar (Red) 2005 5 color screenprint mounted on sintra 35 x 41 inches Published by Gemini G.E.L. Edition of 45 © Baldessari. From MCASD website.