Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking
Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking celebrates 50 years of work from one of the country’s most renowned printer-publishers. Landfall Press’s history is marked by groundbreaking collaboration with a host of distinguished artists, including Judy Chicago, Chuck Close, Robert Indiana, and Kara Walker, as well as international rising stars like Jiha Moon, Nusra Latif Qureshi, and Fatima Ronquillo.
Founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, Landfall Press played a key role in expanding the geography of the American postwar print renaissance. In the late 1950s and 1960s, new printmaking workshops opened on the East and West Coasts. Lemon helped bring this printmaking revival to the Midwest. He opened Landfall Press in Chicago, effectively creating a new hub for printmaking that attracted artists from around the country.
Landfall Press is known for its outstanding innovation and exacting technical standards. It specializes in lithography but has also produced etchings, woodcuts, books, and multiples that have often redefined what a print can be. The artists, in turn, contributed to the collaborative process with new ideas and expressive possibilities from other media that have helped reshape and invigorate printmaking. Landfall Press operated out of Chicago for 35 years and, in 2004, relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico. After Lemon’s retirement the studio has continued to serve new generations as Black Rock Editions.
This exhibition is supported by the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation.