Joslyn Art Museum presents Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, comprising work by thirty-nine artists spanning the last five decades.
The exhibition at Joslyn opens on October 6 and continues through January 6.
Tracing major currents in the art world, as well as developments specific to printmaking, the exhibition addresses how the print rose to prominence in postwar American art.
Bringing together artists from different time periods who work in an array of media and styles, the exhibition illustrates the print’s infinite versatility and the ways in which it has impacted many artists’ broader practices.
Jordan Schnitzer’s collection includes prints from the 1960s to the twenty-first century.
The selection of work on view in Under Pressure represents a small portion of Jordan Schnitzer’s rich and diverse collection of prints from the 1960s through the present — the largest private print collection in the United States.
Schnitzer has collected many of the artists featured in the exhibition in-depth, including John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, and Kiki Smith, reflecting his commitment to tracing their ongoing impact in the realm of contemporary prints.