Los Angeles, US
Founded in 1966, Gemini G.E.L. is a publisher of limited edition prints and multiples based in Los Angeles, California. The workshop and gallery are located at 8365 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Gemini has collaborated with more than 70 artists, including John Baldessari, Philip Guston, Frank Gehry, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and many others. More recently, Gemini has created editions with Tacita Dean, Ann Hamilton, Julie Mehretu, and Analia Saban. In 1981, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., established the Gemini G.E.L. Archive, which functions as a study center for scholars and collectors, and contains a complete history of the workshop. Included in the archive is one example from each of the more than 2,400 editions published.
Detail of 'Untitled (grass)' by Toba Khedoori © Gemini G.E.L.
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Gemini G.E.L. is pleased to present a selection of recent projects by Toba Khedoori, Tacita Dean, and Analia Saban.
Monumental in scale, ‘Untitled (grass)’ is Khedoori’s fifth collaboration with Gemini, and is one of the largest etchings to be printed at Gemini from a single copper plate. For over twenty-five years Toba Khedoori has been developing a body of work that interrogates perceptions of space and structure. Exemplified by 'Untitled (grass),’ Her imagery is exquisitely detailed in appearance and execution, balancing representation and abstraction, and bringing the interaction of lines to the fore.
'LA Magic Hour' is Tacita Dean’s third collaboration with the Gemini G.E.L. workshop, and focuses on the iconic sunsets of Los Angeles. The 15 lithographs in the series emanate a spectrum of rich tones and colors, from the pale oranges and yellow tinged blues seen at the start of a sunset to the electric magenta that embellishes the sky in the moments before night falls. Also presented is Dean’s 'Pantone Pairs' series from 2019, consisting of eighty unique works that combine a postcard from the artist’s extensive collection paired with a commercially-printed Pantone swatch card.
Selections from Analia Saban's recent series, 'Line to Thread to Wire to Cable to Line,' feature her acutely-considered linework and conceptual inquiries into the medium of printmaking. The ‘Circuit Boards’ series highlights the beauty of technological design. For her ‘Transcending Grid’ prints, Saban merged and married distinct printmaking techniques – linen squares were pressed onto the paper via chine collé, simultaneous with the application of inked colored lines printed off a deeply-etched copper plate. Completing the series is ‘Pressed Linen Canvas (Square),’ printed by embossing a square piece of linen onto paper and then gently-folding the fabric in half to leave a subtle marker of the embossment behind. Ethereal in its composition, the linen is in its most natural state, and the ghostly imprint of the fabric acutely emphasizes the process of weaving as well as the process of making a fine-art print.
77 7/8" x 50 1/2"
1 color intaglio etching with chine collé
Edition of 38
27 3/8" x 23 5/8"
1 color etching
Edition of 50
LA Magic Hour 1
29 7/8" x 29 7/8" (75.88 x 75.88 cm)
Hand-drawn, multi-color blend lithograph
Edition of 42
Photograph of Tacita Dean © 2018 Sidney B. Felsen, Photograph of Toba Khedoori © 2021 Suzanne Felsen, Photograph of Analia Saban © 2021 Suzanne Felsen
Detail of 'LA Magic Hour 3' by Tacita Dean © Gemini G.E.L.
Detail of 'LA Magic Hour 7' by Tacita Dean © Gemini G.E.L.