Biggin Gallery

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American Abstract Artists: AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio

February 1 – March 4, 2016

Lecture and Reception: Monday, February 15. Speaker: Daniel G. Hill, AAA President

The Department of Art & Art History in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is pleased to announce the American Abstract Artists: AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio exhibition, opening in Biggin Gallery on Monday, February 1 and running through March 4, 2016. The exhibition consists of 48 framed archival inkjet prints, each of which is an original work created for this portfolio. The exhibition also includes an introduction written by painter and critic Robert Storr, the Dean of the Yale School of Art and a member of the American Abstract Artists. There will be a lecture by Daniel G. Hill, current president of AAA, on Monday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Biggin Hall 005, followed by a reception in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public.


This 75th anniversary portfolio by AAA marks a willingness to endorse progressive technologies and to advance an artistic tradition. The previous AAA print portfolios (1937, 1987, and 1997) were created using more traditional forms of printmaking such as lithography and other plate based printing methods. Current AAA president Daniel G. Hill explains that the “digital process enabled a wide variety of approaches that include abstract and documentary photography, scanning of flat-work made expressly for the project, digital compositing and image manipulation, as well as the use of vector-based software and hand-coded algorithms.” The 2012 AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio resulted in a collection of works presenting an awareness of changing artistic sensibilities in a contemporary and evolving digital era. 

 

Image: Untitled, Robert Storr

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Our mission is to present a stimulating, innovative program of exhibitions, lectures and special events that: develop understanding of artist expression in all its diversity; encourage cultural and intellectual awareness within the academic and civic communities; and, complement the Department of Art and Art History curriculum while contributing to the broader goals of the College of Liberal Arts and Auburn University.

Last Updated: February 02, 2016