Gemini G.E.L. is very pleased to announce The News, an exhibition of six new screenprints by John Baldessari. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, September 26 from 6-8pm and will be on view through Friday, November 7. A 20-year survey of Baldessari’s collaborations with Gemini will concurrently be on view.
Baldessari created the imagery for The News by mining newspapers every morning for compelling images and pairing them with his own captions for other photographs within the same paper. In his signature style, Baldessari and his staff manipulated the images and text to create unexpected, evocative narratives and social commentary.
Baldessari began collaborating with Gemini in 1991 constructing collages of color photographs using a combination of lithography and screenprinting. In subsequent projects he engaged in a self-described brinkmanship - pushing and testing the limits of printmaking techniques and aesthetics. Baldessari continues to make pioneering work, developed over five decades of conceptual practice in great depth and breadth.
Photos courtesy of Xavier Fumat (c)