H.C. Westermann "Woodcuts, Linocuts, and Lithographs"

George Adams Gallery

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Through October in the Drawing Gallery the George Adams Gallery presents H.C. Westermann: Woodcuts, Linocuts, and Lithographs 1962 – 1975. The exhibition features 14 prints including several rare examples of his work in this medium, as well as a related sculpture.

Most notable in the exhibition is a complete set of Westermann's five-part linocut series Disasters in the Sky from 1962, his first effort at printmaking and one of only five complete sets believed to exist. Also noteworthy are Green Planet π, one of three color lithographs printed at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1967, and Westermann’s first woodcut, The Human Fly from 1971; both rare due to the small size of the editions.

Other prints on view include color lithographs Red Deathship and Red Planet J, printed at the same time as Green Planet π; the 1975 color woodcut Dance of Death (San Pedro) from The Conn. Ballroom suite; Death Ship in a Port from the 1972 Six Lithographs Suite; and See America First, an unusual reworking of #6 from the 18-part See America First suite and published separately (and in yet another small edition). There are also two woodcuts printed on the backs of envelopes: Norma Jean, an uneditioned print from a block cut expressly for the purpose, and a unique impression of a detail taken from The Elephants Graveyard, also part of the Conn. Ballroom suite.



from September 10, 2010 to October 30, 2010


H.C. Westermann

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