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PAPER/PRODUCT: Portfolios from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection

September 6, 2013 - June 21, 2014

PAPER/PRODUCT: Portfolios from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection features selections from the significant modern and contemporary art collection of Polly and Mark Addison.  

The works chosen for this exhibition explore the relationship between the function of the portfolio and the viewer’s experience. Featured is Christian Marclay’s "Graffiti Composition," a documentation of an interactive public art event as well as a score to be interpreted by musicians, emphasizing the reciprocal relationship between sight and sound, art object and music. Josef Albers' "Interaction of Color" is a portfolio that invites viewers to participate in experiments devised to instill an understanding of and sensitivity to the intellectual and physical realms of color.  

Also featured are portfolios by Gunther Gerzso and Octavio Paz, Jenny Holzer, Sol LeWitt, Joan Mitchell, Walasse Ting and Sam Francis, and Edda Renouf.



Christian Marclay, American (b. 1955)[+]
Graffiti Composition
2002
portfolio of 150 prints, Indigo print on Cougar stock
13 x 8 1/2 inches

Promised gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder; Photo: Jeff Wells; © Christian Marclay

Josef Albers, German-American (1888-1976)[+]
Interaction of Color: XIV-2, from the portfolio “Interaction of Color”
1973
color folio
10 x 13 inches, folded

Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2010.09.01aj; Photo: Jeff Wells / © CU Art Museum; © 1963 Yale University

Edda Renouf, b. Mexico City, Mexico 1943, currently resides in New York City[+]
Soft Ground Etching [central square of marks], from the portfolio "Marks"
1976
intaglio
23 x 22 1/2 inches

Edition 16/25; Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2003.08.01; Photo: Jeff Wells; © 1976 Edda Renouf

Gunther Gerzso, Mexican (1915-2000)[+]
Castillo en el Aire [Castle in the Air], from the portfolio “Palabras Grabadas [Graven Words]”
1989-90
etching
16 x 18 inches

Edition 40/50; Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2006.41.32.05a; Photo: Jeff Wells; © Gene C. Gerzso 1999 Trust