“Thinking Outside the Frame” at New Museum Los Gatos



May 18, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Juror Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.


New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) and the California Society of Printmakers are pleased to present Thinking Outside the Frame, a juried exhibition featuring prints that push the boundaries of printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts. Participating artists include Beth Fein, Betty Friedman, Karen Gallagher-Iverson, Ewa Gavrielov, Ellie Honl, Kent Manske, Michelle Murillo, Carrie Ann Plank, Ashley Rodriguez Reed, Luz Marina Ruiz, Robynn Smith, Ginger Tolonen, Katherine Venturelli, and Donna Westerman.


Printmaking has often been characterized by its unconventional use of traditional techniques. Thinking Outside the Frame’ reflects that spirit of innovation in awe-inspiring works that include woven paper, artists’ books, large scale, multi-panel prints and even video. The 14 artists in this exhibition explore the various  permutations of printmaking methods and installation approaches, successfully bending the dynamics of this age-old art form.
-Cathy Kimball


Left Image: Donna Westerman, Generation (detail), woodcut installation, 30″ x 174″, 2015
Right Image: Katherine Venturelli, Lunar Calculations, artist book: intaglio, Rives BFK, book cloth, 14”x 14”x 8”,  2013
Thinking Outside the Frame logo design by Hélène Paulette Côté in collaboration with NUMU