Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana

June 04, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy, Philip Henry Alston Jr., Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

This exhibition offered an engaging survey of international contemporary art and some of its modernist precedents framed within the compelling history of an important printmaking and multiples workshop. Featuring the work of 60 different artists, the exhibition included powerful, representative work by some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world.

Founded in Mexico City as Taller de Grafica Mexicana in 1968 and based in Los Angeles since the mid-1980s, the Mixografia workshop produces and publishes handmade paper prints, multiples, and sculptures that expand the possibilities of editions by allowing artists to incorporate previously unheard of dimension and detail, creating three-dimensional prints, or relief sculpture in paper. The “prints,” each a single sheet of paper, can be as deep as three inches, allowing an entirely new level of trompe l’oeil. Since its inception, the workshop has helped artists realize their visions through processes and styles unique to each artist. At the same time, while they take countless forms, they are unmistakably Mixografia.

"Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana" featured a wide range of works by artists who have collaborated with the workshop and included some large-scale serial installations. The exhibition also includes didactic displays demonstrating the Mixografia techniques and archival documents on important moments in the workshop’s history. Exhibition texts will be available in English and Spanish, and a fully illustrated hardcover exhibition catalogue published by the museum is avaialble for purchase here.


Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art


George-Ann Knox; Mr. Alan F. Rothschild Jr. through the Fort Trustee Fund, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley; the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation; and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art