Of her printmaking process, Helen Frankenthaler said, “I don’t always know what I want to achieve in a print until I see it growing along. As a print evolves, it tells you, you tell it. You have a conversation with a print.” Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print, which celebrates a gift of prints from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, places Frankenthaler’s work in dialogue with that of other artists in the Blanton’s collection. Join curators Christian Wurst and Jana La Brasca as they discuss the making of this group exhibition and highlight some of their favorite works.
Funding provided by: Charles and Dorothy Clark Lectureship in Fine Arts
About our Speakers
Jana La Brasca is a doctoral candidate in Art History at UT Austin specializing in modern and contemporary art. Prior to her fellowship at the Blanton, she worked as the Catalogue Raisonné Research Fellow at Judd Foundation in Marfa and New York, and in education at the Blanton, the Chinati Foundation, and the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. During her fellowship at the Blanton, she also worked on After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints.
Christian Wurst is the Curatorial Assistant to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs. He co-curated Arte Sin Fronteras: Prints from the Self Help Graphics Studio (2019) and was also the curator for Jeremy Blake: Winchester Trilogy (2019) and Line Form Color (2017). Prior to joining the Blanton in 2016, Christian worked at Dominique Lévy Gallery in New York, the Menil Collection, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, for their exhibition Abstract Expressionism (2016).
Feature Image Caption: Installation view of Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print, September 4, 2021–February 20, 2022, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
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