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Emerson Woelffer: Memorial
Works on Paper, 1951-2000
November 22 - December 31, 2003
The Tobey C. Moss Gallery celebrates the life and art of EMERSON WOELFFER with a showing of his works on paper. This exhibition complements the exhibitions of his work at the REDCAT Gallery at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Manny Silverman Gallery.
In his early lithography, created at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Woelffer built on the vocabulary of surrealism and calligraphy towards an abstraction that seldom related to figuration. In the early 1960s, he accepted an invitation from June Wayne to work at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop; he made the first of many editions over the next decades and his ‘romance’ with lithography never waned. His most recent print was created at Ed Hamilton’s Studio in 2000!
Emerson Woelffer was a pioneer of the Abstract Expressionist movement with his friend Robert Motherwell. In paintings and collages of clipped papers, held together with paste or pins, Woelffer worked in broad color fields with incorporated gestural expressiveness. This became a recognized vocabulary of forms and symbols that informed his printmaking as well.
Emerson Woelffer will continue to live on
in our memories through his art, his zest for life and his gentle courtesy.
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