March 4 – April 30, 2021
Signs of a Series
Crown Point Press
20 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
“I think of working in series as hiccups being on top of echoes.”
Crown Point Press announces the release of a new etching, Sign in a Sandstorm, by Ed Ruscha. It is the second print in a series of sign images that Ruscha has been working on. The first print in the series is Lonely Highway, published in 2019. These signs can be seen as hopeful. We are facing challenging times, but another sign ahead encourages us to keep going as we make our way down the road.
Ruscha’s new print introduces a group exhibition, Signs of a Series, featuring twelve artists who have made prints in a serial format at Crown Point. The artists are Tomma Abts, Darren Almond, Tony Cragg, Pia Fries, Jacqueline Humphries, Ed Ruscha, Alyson Shotz, Pat Steir, Wayne Thiebaud, Patricia Treib, Richard Tuttle, and Charline von Heyl. Ranging from abstract to figurative, each series of prints encompasses the artist’s unique oeuvre. A body of work can evolve in many ways while maintaining an underlying connectedness. This exhibition explores how a series can provide a way for artists to examine a theme or technique in greater depth.