Oceans
Deserts
Galaxies:
Prints by Vija Celmins


December 15, 2007
to
February 9, 2008

Prices reflect those at the time of exhibition- not the current market value. For current value, go the artist page.

Previous Exhibitions

2012

NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION

2011

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING

SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

2010

JONAS WOOD: PRINTS

CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE

REMIX JULY 2010

GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS


2009

NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large

THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI

VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN


NO SHOES ON THE CARPET

JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH

2008

JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE


COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY
BRAD EBERHARD

SUMMER COOL

SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU


MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 

VIJA CELMINS

2007

ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER

NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO


JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES

STRODE & WILDER

WORKS ON PAPER

2006

NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT 

SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST

SUPERSIZE PRINTS

QUIVER

HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD

THE LATEST FICTION

2005

FINE LINE

GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"

THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS

DIMITRI KOZYREV

JJ VILLARD

SUSAN LOGORECI

2004

ELAINE BRADFORD

JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"

PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS

ARBORETUM

MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"

JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"

MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS

"CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD

2003

DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II

PAINTING BY LETTERS

ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"

DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"

"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES

"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT

"SERIES"

"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION

"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV

2002

MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN

SALOMON HUERTA

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"

JUSTIN MOORE

FLATLINE

DIMITRI KOZYREV

2001

RICHARD BAKER

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT

"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUE AND JEAN MILANT

2000

"VIJA CELMINS"

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN

"Past and New Prints"

1999

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"STEVEN CRIQUI"

"JERRY BRANE"

"GUY DE COINTET"

More information about previous exhibitions at Cirrus will be added to our website in the near future.

Prices in red are sold

Cirrus Gallery is pleased to present Oceans, Deserts, Galaxies, an exhibition of prints by New York-based artist, Vija Celmins.  These works range from those published by Cirrus Editions in the nineteen-seventies to her more current prints.  The exhibit will showcase approximately twenty works, including a very early and rare "ocean" print from Tamarind.  Celmin’s obsessive commitment to the themes of Ocean, Sky, and Desert has led to a body of work which, while somewhat restricted in thematic imagery, is rich in subtle variations.  The images, all rendered in her trademark black and white, are similar on first glance but on closer inspection reveal diverse spaces and surfaces.

The artist typically operates from a single photographic source to generate several unique print images.   This process is in opposition to that of other contemporary artists whose unique artworks often inspire photographic editions.  In viewing Celmin’s work, it appears that each image emits an indeterminable space - a phenomenal space - as well as a formal one.  In her printmaking, she utilises media such as lithographic pencil on stone, mezzotint on copper, as well as engraving on wood, linoleum, and copper.  The density of the lithographic surfaces is achieved through multiple printings and transparencies, which is in sharp contrast to the white line-matte black field of the wood engravings.  These methods leave nothing to chance, revealing the direct mark of the artist as purely as possible.

Over the last three decades Vija Celmins has produced no more than thirty-five editions.  Her retrospective exhibitions include those at Newport Harbor Art Museum (1980), ICA Philadelphia (1992), ICA London (1996), Metropolitan Museum of Art (2002), Centre Pompidou (2006), and UCLA Hammer Museum (2007).

Concentric Bearings B
1985
002-85-VC
Messotint ed. 35
17 1/4" x 14 3/8
Galaxy
1975
199c-VC75
Lithograph ed.75
17 x 20"
0cean
1975
191c-VC75
Lithograph ed. 75
17 x 20"
Strata
1983
013-83-VC
Mezzotint ed. 37
29 1/2" x 35 1/
Desert
1971
038c-VC71
Lithograph ed. 65
22"x 29"
Untitled (galaxy)
1996
011-96-VC
Photo Etching ed. 60
16" x 14"
Constellation-Ucello
1983
012-83-VC
Etching ed. 49
17" x 20"
Sky
1975
198c-VC75
Lithograph ed. 75
17" x 20"
Ocean
1972
83c-VC72
Lithograph ed. 65
28 1/2" x 46"
Comet
1991
003-91-VC
Linocut, ed. 80
20 1/2" x 22 3/4"
Concentric Bearings C
1984
006-84-VC
Aquatint, etching; ed. 35
20 1/4" x 20 1/8"
Untitled (Desert)
1975
192c-VC75
Lithograph; ed. 75
16 1/2" x 20 1/8"
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