Anne Appleby, John Chiara, Richard Diebenkorn, Leonardo Drew, Marcel Dzama, Jacqueline Humphries, Shoichi Ida, Tom Marioni, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha, Pat Steir, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Tuttle, William T. Wiley, Fred Wilson, and John Zurier
Kind of Blue
Crown Point Press
20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 18 – February 24, 2018

Now on view at Crown Point Press, Kind of Blue is a group exhibition featuring printmaking work by Anne Appleby, John Chiara, Richard Diebenkorn, Leonardo Drew, Marcel Dzama, Jacqueline Humphries, Shoichi Ida, Tom Marioni, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha, Pat Steir, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Tuttle, William T. Wiley, Fred Wilson, and John Zurier. The exhibition, which takes its name from Miles Davis eponymous jazz album, demonstrates the variety of ways in which the color blue has been utilized by artists of different generations and stylistic approaches. Kind of Blue features work by seventeen artists who have used blue pigment in projects at the Crown Point studio over the last four decades. Kind of Blue features a new etching by Wayne Thiebaud.
 

Richard Diebenkorn, Two Way II, 1982. Color spit bite aquatint with soft ground etching and drypoint. Image size: 24 x 15″; paper size: 37 x 26¾”. Edition 40. Published by Crown Point Press and printed by Lilah Toland. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.


 
 

Leonardo Drew, CPP1, 2015 Flat bite toner transfer with aquatint printed in blue. Image size: 48 x 36″; paper size: 56 x 42″. Edition 10. Published by Crown Point Press and printed by Sam Carr-Prindle. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.


 

Wayne Thiebaud, Snack Bar, 2017. Color sugar lift aquatint with drypoint. Image size: 21½ x 27½”; paper size: 30¼ x 35½”. Edition 35. Published by Crown Point Press and printed by Emily York. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.


 

William T. Wiley, Charmin Billy, 2006. Color photogravure with burnishing, soft ground etching and spit bite aquatint. Image size: 32½ x 26″; paper size: 41½ x 34″. Edition 10. Published by Crown Point Press and printed by Catherine Brooks. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.


 

Tom Marioni, Leonardo IKB, 2002 Direct gravure printed in blue. Image size: 17¼ x 11″; paper size: 26¼ x 19″. Edition 15. Published by Crown Point Press and printed by Rachel Fuller. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.