Christina Weyl

A Model Workshop: Margaret Lowengrund and The Contemporaries

  • Sep 21, 2023

Print Center New York
535 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
September 21-December 23, 2023

A Model Workshop: Margaret Lowengrund and The Contemporaries is the first exhibition and publication to explore the understudied work and impact of Margaret Lowengrund (1902-57). On view in the Jordan Schnitzer Gallery and co-curated by Christina Weyl and Lauren Rosenblum, A Model Workshop is focused on expanding histories of mid-century art in the United States, and specifically in New York City. Lowengrund was the first woman to open her own printmaking workshop in the United States; a visionary leader, organizer and critic within the mid-twentieth century New York printmaking community; and a driving force behind the revival of artistic lithography.

A Model Workshop brings together a diverse selection of objects, including 79 prints, one sculpture, and various ephemera, and unfolds chronologically via three themes through which the exhibition is structured: Lowengrund’s own printmaking and writing practices; the activity at The Contemporaries; and the workshop-gallery’s merger with New York’s Pratt Institute and transition into the Pratt Graphic Art Center (PGAC).

This exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with essays by Weyl and Rosenblum, along with contributions by Sarah Archer, Ellen Benjamin, Noriko Kuwahara, Jillian Russo and Rachel Vogel.

Exhibited Artists Josef Albers, Alexander Archipenko, Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Wendell Brooks, Edmond Casarella, Herman Cherry, Lee Chesney, Minna Citron, Warrington Colescott, Stuart Davis, Adolf Dehn, Jim Dine, Leonard Edmondson, Fritz Eichenberg, Richard Florsheim, Antonio Frasconi, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), Cleve Gray, Hans Haacke, Saburō Hasegawa, David Hockney, Shigeru Izumi, Sister Corita Kent, Misch Kohn, Lee Krasner, Jacob Landau, Gerson Leiber, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Margaret Lowengrund, Alice Trumbull Mason, Boris Margo, Dean Meeker, Edward Millman, Erich Mönch, Seong Moy, Shiko Munakata, John Muench, Reginald Neal, Lowell Nesbitt, Gabor Peterdi, Michael Ponce de León, Liliana Porter, Walter Rogalski, Clare Romano, John Ross, Stanislaw Rzepa, Louis Schanker, Karl Schrag, Arnold Singer, David Smith, Andrew Stasik, Miroslav Sutej, Valerie Thornton, Ansei Uchima, June Wayne, Kang Yul Yoo, and Adja Yunkers.

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