Martin Puryear Prints
Best known as a sculptor, Martin Puryear has returned in recent years to an exploration of printmaking, masterfully rendering his three-dimensional ideas into print. He uses the flexibility of the printmaking process to consider variations of his sculptural forms, and he often explores ideas by reworking plates from existing editions. A major lender to this exhibition is Paulson Press in Berkeley, where Puryear made etchings beginning in 2001. Martin Puryear Prints is presented in connection with his sculpture retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opening in November 2008.