Saturday, November 28, 2015

bill goldson - daum museum at sedalia

This time the road trip was to Sedalia, Missouri, about a one hour drive east of Kansas City. The group started at the Sedalia Country Club for lunch.

At the luncheon, Barbara Cooney (on left) met and listened to members of the Nelson Atkins Print Society. Catherine Vesce (on right) was her cousin. Cooney talked about Dr. Harold Daum. He was a doctor of Radiology, who had his life changed after buying a piece of art. Daum went on trips with his friend and artist Doug Freed, and soon bought other art pieces. When he needed a place to house his acquisitions, he worked with the State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. His collection worth several million dollars helped the Daum Museum to become a reality. Building began in 1995 and the gallery opened in 2003. This was the gallery whose print collection we were going to see today. Cooney was an artist herself. She made collage and found art assemblages. She was a member of the Kansas City Artist Coalition in 2000.

Members in attendance: Barbara Cooney, Catherine Vesce, Paul and Debbie Sokoloff, Kathy Ashenbrenner, Karl and Jan Marxhausen, Robin Gross, Suzanne Geringer, and Beth Lurey. Daum Museum, below.

Director for the Daum Museum, Thomas Piche Jr. introduced today's speaker, the importance of the ULAE, and the New York artist names whose printmaking was featured in the Daum's current show, Fit To Print: Contemporary American Graphics. Three minutes

Detail of line etching by James Siena, above,
Untitled (Blue-Black)(from suite of 5), 2000 

Detail of Ukiyo-e style woodcut in 23 colors
by Helen Frankenthaler, above,
Geisha, 2003

Bill Goldston gave a one-hour talk on the history of ULAE and explained the printmaking techniques.

As a master print Goldston discusses the collaboration between himself and the artists he works with in New York. Responding to questions at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri. Three minutes.

Bill and his crew at ULAE in Bay Shore, New York.

Detail of photoengravure image by Tom Friedman,  
Vanishing Point, 2006, above

To do photengravure one must have the understanding of a chemist. It is a science. Goldston shares some of that process. Four minutes
More about ULAE at

Detail of relief print from rubber band matrix by Tara Donovan, above,
Untitled, 2006

Detail of color woodcut by Karen Kunc, above,
New Elemental Dawn, 1991

Detail of woodcut by Tom Huck, above,
The Transformation of Brandy Baghead, 2008
More on exhibit at and
and (accessed Oct 26, 2013)

Curator of Education Victoria Weaver described the layout of the Contemporary American Graphics exhibit to the Nelson Atkins Print Society. Seventy-five works at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, include those by James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Phillip Pearlstein, Terry Winters, Eric Fischl, David Salle, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Tara Donovan and others. Eight minutes.

(All links accessed Oct 24, 2013)
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