The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions
October 9, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Mia has acquired the complete archive of works by Highpoint Editions, the publishing arm of Highpoint Center for Printmaking, a nonprofit organization established in Minneapolis in 2001 to advance the art of printmaking. The Highpoint Editions Archive comprises more than 300 published prints and multiples, plus hundreds of items of preparatory material from 40 nationally and internationally prominent artists, including Carlos Amorales, Julie Buffalohead, Willie Cole, Sarah Crowner, Jim Hodges, Delita Martin, Julie Mehretu, Todd Norsten, Chloe Piene, David Rathman, Do Ho Suh, and Dyani White Hawk.
“The Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions” showcases 175 of these artworks in a broad range of printmaking techniques, styles, and subjects. Highlights include Willie Cole’s “The Beauties,” a series of 28 large-scale intaglio prints made from flattened metal ironing boards; a selection of relief and intaglio prints by Carlos Amorales, using imagery from his long-running “Liquid Archive” project; and Dyani White Hawk’s suite of prints inspired by Plains-style women’s dentalium dresses. The exhibition also features ancillary production material—preliminary drawings, trial and working proofs, printing matrices—as well as printmaking demonstrations to enlighten and inspire.