Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Grafica Mexicana, an exhibition featuring 3-D paper prints from 60 artists, is on display until Aug. 21 at the Georgia Museum of Art.
Organized by Lynn Boland, the museum’s Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, Paper in Profile encompasses more than 130 works on paper, copper casts and sculpture from the Mixografia Workshop. Each print is a fine-art paper relief created by hand, some as deep as 3 inches, incorporating previously unheard-of detail and sculptural form in a traditionally two-dimensional format. Artists with work in the exhibition include John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Helen Frankenthaler, Ed Ruscha, Rufino Tamayo and Rachel Whiteread.
On the recommendation of artist Pablo OHiggins, Luis and Lea Remba founded the Mixografia Workshop in Mexico City in 1968 as Taller de Grafica Mexicana. A few years later, at Tamayo’s request, Luis Remba invented the workshop’s unique printing process, which involves pressing paper pulp onto an inked copper mold, allowing for prints that resemble bas-relief sculpture.
In the mid-1980s, the Rembas moved their workshop to Los Angeles, where it served as a hub for dozens of the biggest names in the contemporary art world. The diversity of artists who worked with the Rembas contributed to the workshop’s radical perspective on printmaking and helped to shape its collection as a rich historical archive of international contemporary prints.
Related exhibition events include Artful Conversation, a tour focusing on only a few works in depth, with Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, June 29 at 2 p.m.; a film series on artists who produced prints at the workshop, beginning July 7; docent-led tours July 10 at 3 p.m. and July 27 at 2 p.m.; a Q&A with Shaye Remba, son of Mixografia founders Luis and Lea Remba, who now heads the workshop, July 22 at 2 p.m.; 90 Carlton: Summer, the museum’s quarterly reception (free for members of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, $5 non-members) July 22 at 6 p.m.; a Family Day July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon; the museum’s annual Alfred Heber Holbrook lecture Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m.; and a tour with Boland Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. All events are free to the public unless otherwise indicated.