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Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection

May 1 - July 13, 2014

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection from May 1-July 13, 2014. Building upon an exhibition curated by Donald Roberts, an Ohio University emeritus professor of art, Impressive Impressions will invite the viewer to not only understand the foundation of the permanent collection but also to reflect on the history of the medium of printmaking. The Riffe Gallery will present more than 50 contemporary prints created between the early 1960s and 2000.

Artists in the show include (Ohio artists are noted in bold type): Josef Albers, Terry Allen, Shusaku Arakawa, Jennifer Bartlett, Georg Baselitz, Richard Bosman, Harvey Breverman, John Buck, Christo, Robert Cottingham, Sue Coe, Laddie John Dill, Leslie Dill, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, David Hockney, Yvonne Jacquette, Jasper Johns, Abner Jonas, Ellsworth Kelly, Karen Kunc, Sol Lewitt, David Ligare, Pam Longobardi, Mary Manusos, James Mcgarrel, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Mimmo Paladino, Philip Perlstein, Judy Pfaff, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Roberts, James Rosenquist, Michael Rothenstein, Edward Ruscha, Lorna Simpson, Steven Sorman, Andrew J. Stasik, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wiley and Melanie Yazzie.

Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Impressive Impressions on Thursday, May 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., where we will also celebrate the Riffe Gallery's 25th Anniversary.

On Friday, May 2, from noon to 1:00 p.m., join us for a free tour of the exhibition led by Ohio University's Kennedy Museum Curator, Petra Kralickova.

On Sunday, June 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., participate in a Free Family Workshop with members of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative. Using the magic of printmaking, participants in the workshop will use their own drawings of people, houses and trees to print multiple images out of a single image. Supplies will be provided. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcome to participate with an adult companion. Registration is required as space is limited; all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online between May 5 and May 28.

On Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., join guest poet Paula J. Lambert for an hour of poetry readings followed by Open Mic. Please register for the event online between May 5 and June 2, 2014.

Impressive Impressions is presented by the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery with media support from CD102.5, CityScene, Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine and WCBE 90.5 FM.

The images contained within this archive that are intended for Riffe Gallery publicity/educational use only. These images are protected by a photographic copyright that belongs to the Ohio Arts Council. They, therefore, are not in the public domain. Please contact the Ohio Arts Council directly if you wish to inquire about obtaining reproduction permission. Dimensions are h x w.


Josef Albers
White Line Squares IV, 1966
20.75" x 20.75"

Terry Allen
Shakin' Down to Zero, 1981 
22" x 30"

Jennifer Bartlett
Panel II, 1983
Woodcut, silkscreen
23" x 30" 


Georg Baselitz
Streetscene/Woman Waving/ Winkende Frau, 1980
Etching, aquatint
30.8" x 22"

Richard Bosman
Revenge of the Cat, 1983
Intaglio, sugar lift aquatint
31" x 43"

Robert Cottingham
F.W., 1975
Etching, aquatint
28.5" x 22.5"


David Hockney       
Pool I-E, 1980
Etching, lithograph, combined processes
26" x 34.5"

Ellsworth Kelly
Red Orange/ Yellow/ Blue, 1970
42.5" x 30"

Sol Lewitt
Arc Bands, Four Colors Superimposed Progressively, 1990
36.5" x 18.5"


David Ligare
Sand Drawing #24, 1973
30" x 25"

James McGarrel    
Bianca and Blacky
, 1980
30" x 15"

Robert Motherwell
Easterday 1979, 1979
38.75" x 30"


Kenneth Noland
Circle I, 1978
20" x 16.25"

Robert Rauschenberg
Preview, 1974
Transfer, collage on silk chiffon and silk taffeta
69" x 80.5"

James Rosenquist
One Million Tons Per Square Inch, 1978
22.75" x 39.75"
Rothenstein Sorman Steir

Michael Rothenstein
Cottons and blends  
28.75" x 23" 

Steven Sorman
Again: Said, 1982
Lithograph, collage, hand additions
19.5" x 61.75"

Pat Steir
Space, 1976
10.25" x 10.25"

Stella Wiley  
Frank Stella
Quathlamba II, 1968 
16.25" x 29" 
William Wiley
Mr. Unpopular, 1980
Color lithograph
38" x 28" 


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