Gerald Peters Contemporary features two prominent and experimental printmakers of the 1960s, Garo Antreasian and Phyllis Sloane.
Carried Impressions: Lithographs and Monoprints from the 1960s
December 30, 2022–March 18, 2023
Gerald Peters Contemporary, Santa Fe
Now on view at Gerald Peters Contemporary in Santa Fe is an exhibition of the work of Garo Antreasian (1922–2018) and Phyllis Sloane (1921–2009). The 1960s marked an important era of development for these printmakers. Exploring materiality and gesture, the work displayed represents the diverse and innovative approaches by the two artists while remaining grounded in the popular postwar abstraction of the day.
Although the stylistic approaches of Sloane and Antreasian would diverge, their works of the 1960s launched the trajectory of their careers, and they would carry their investigations with technique, color, and a combination of effects into each new body of work.
Antreasian died in 2018 at the age of ninety-six with more than fifty years of exhibition history. His paintings, drawings, and master prints are housed in more than sixty museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. Antreasian was a founding member of Tamarind, where he served as the first technical director and master printer. He also was a dedicated and beloved professor at the University of New Mexico for more than two decades.
Sloane’s achievements include more than twenty solo shows and a 2004 retrospective at the now closed Las Vegas Museum of Art. Her work is in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Art and in numerous private and corporate art collections.