So I made it to the walk through for the Committed to Paper exhibit: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors January 31 -April 27
Here is what I learned from Joe "docent extraordinaire!"
1. Prints have a 3-6 month exhibit life before they're "put to death" for a few year for preservation
2. Prints require special lighting for preservation
3. Photography policy may be changing but will always restrict flashes - again to preserve the work
4. The collection grew from artists honoring the life of Fred Meijer.
5. Exhibit has works in 3 categories: preparatory preceding works, meditative after the fact works not necessarily related to a specific piece, related works that don't come before or after a particular piece.
6 The labels next to pieces help show artist's relationship with their other works, Fred Meijer, and the sculpture park.
7. Manuel Neri used corrugated cardboard under these preparatory prints to get texture you see in Odalisque I - V
8. Lieberman's work give some indication of Aria. The prints were discovered around time of dress death. They were eventually donated to the exhibit. This collection of prints is rare, as he Lieberman often draw, preferring to work in the spot with his crew.
9. Dietrich Klinge uses small wax 3D versions. Does a lot of projects after the fact of a piece (meditation). He also makes books and has degrees in art and printmaking
10. Hanneke Beaumont does not do preparatory works but spend time creating meditative pieces
11. None of George Segal's prints were done as part of other work, but show relationships within their body of work.
12. Enjoy looking condem, consider, praise
13. This collection is special in sense of having so much of the collection on display: the volume of artist process, as well as, the variety of artist