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Keys to the Koop: Humor and Satire in Contemporary Printmaking

August 23 - October 9, 2005

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 4-6 PM

Keys to the Koop: Humor and Satire in Contemporary Printmaking” features 60 works by 16 contemporary American and British artists from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation. The artists use wit and provocation to comment on contemporary art, fashion, food, religion, politics, and other aspects of popular culture. Some of the artists are amused by what they see, others are disturbed by it. Some direct their commentary at social issues, while others lampoon art itself.

Artists include: Mark Bennett, Enrique Chagoya, Roy DeForest, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ellen Gallagher, David Gilhooly, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Gene Gentry McMahon, Claes Oldenburg, Tad Savinar, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and William Wegman. The exhibition includes work in a variety of printmaking media—etching, aquatint, drypoint, lithography, photolithograph, woodcut, and screenprint.

The exhibition is organized by Terri M. Hopkins, director and curator at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, and John Olbrantz, The Maribeth Collins Director at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, in consultation with the Schnitzer Family Foundation.