New York sculptor, Lynda Benglis arrived at Aurobora Press with the idea of experimenting with both form and content in a two-dimensional medium. Using circular copper plates, gestural drypoint markings, Japanese papers and color pigments, Benglis methodically began laying out a foundation for a suite of new work. As her residency progressed, the monoprints acquired a complexity through the slow accretion of overprinting plates and the addition of chine colle elements until each print became invested with its own physicality relating to both mass and surface. Benglis employed both tempera and watercolor to vary color saturations in conjunction with oil-based etching inks that were used primarily in the drypoint printing process. The confluence of varied techniques led the artist to produce a body of new monoprints that carry a welcome strain of whimsical unpredictability.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Cranbrook Design Center, Detroit, MI; The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Gihon Foundation, Santa Fe, NM; Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, Albany, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Art Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL; Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY