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Intersecting Lines

Installation view of Intersecting Lines at Art Projects International, New York, 2012.

RICHARD TSAO, Rivers-3, 2007, waterbase silk screen on Stonehenge paper, 11 1/4 x 15 inches (28.6 x 38.1 cm), monoprint

RICHARD TSAO, CP 3-1, 2007, water-base paint on Stonehenge paper, 7 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (19.1 x 56.5 cm)

KENJI NAGAI, CL-12 Hope, 2012, lithograph on BFK Rives paper, 18 x 23 1/2 inches (45 x 60 cm)

YUICHI HASEGAWA, To the Northern Route, 1995, woodblock and lacquer resin on torinoko paper, 23 3/4 x 32 1/2 inches (60 x 83 cm)

SOO IM LEE, four monoprints from the Lone series, 2012, drypoint with transfer on paper, each:18 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (47.6 x 45.1 cm)

Installation view of Intersecting Lines at Art Projects International, New York, 2012.

AYOMI YOSHIDA, Surface K.O., 1987, woodblock on paper made from Mulberry bark, 21 x 29 inches (53 x 74 cm)

MASAHIKO TSUBOTA, Stroking Border Stroking A, 2006, lithograph, 22 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches (57 x 70 cm)

MASAHIKO TSUBOTA, Stroking Dot Gold, 2012, silkscreen on paper, 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches (45 x 60 cm)

MIKU ISHIZAKI, Scattered Grasses in the Rain, 2011, woodblock on handmade washi paper, 24 1/2 x 35 inches (62 x 88 cm)

IL LEE, PR1, 2011, limited-editi etching on paper, 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm)

IL LEE, PRBL1, 2011, limited-edition etching on paper, 15 x 22 3/4 inches (38.1 x 56.5 cm)

GWENN THOMAS, Sonancy, 2010, relief etching on BFK Rives paper, 19 x 15 inches (48.3 x 38.1 cm) sheet, 15 3/4 x 12 inches (40 x 30.5 cm) image

GWENN THOMAS, Untitled (The Pearl is the River’s Color), 2011, etching with sugarlift and spitbite on BFK Rives paper, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (44.5 x 57.2 cm) sheet, 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7cm) image

ZHENG XUEWU, Traditional Girl –Classicality, 2003, mixed media on paper, 43 x 31 1/4 inches (109.2 x 79.2 cm)

Yuichi Hasegawa, Miku Ishizaki, Il Lee, Soo Im Lee, Kenji Nagai, Gwenn Thomas, Richard Tsao, Masahiko Tsubota, Zheng Xuewu, and Ayomi Yoshida.

Art Projects International is pleased to announce “Intersecting Lines,” an exhibition of contemporary prints presented in collaboration with the Tolman Collection. For nearly two decades, Art Projects International has supported a diverse roster of international artists, with most of these contemporary artists working across a wide range of media including printmaking. The Tolman Collection has worked with Japanese artists since 1975 and is specifically known as a publisher of contemporary Japanese prints.

This exhibition of works by ten artists offers numerous lines of intersection of interest, influence and technique. Viewers will appreciate seeing masterful examples, in contemporary interpretation, of familiar and not so familiar printing techniques—woodblock, etching, silkscreen, lithograph, drypoint and aquatint. Close examination of the works reveals both traditional and contemporary combinations of techniques and material that include uses of lacquer resin and acrylic plates and approaches lyrical in name and stunning in effect like sugarlift and spitbite.

Amongst the works of “Intersecting Lines” are selections from the portfolio “Hope–Aspirations in the Abstract,” a 2012 Tolman Collection publication of artists responding to the disaster at Fukushima based on the premise of hope for the future.

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