Lasting Impressions: Works on Paper

Press Release and Curator’s Essay

December 20, 2023 (Palo Alto, CA) - Qualia Contemporary Art is pleased to present Lasting Impressions, a group exhibition of works on paper by artists Julie Bozzi, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Conner, Vernon Fisher, Sam Francis, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Hung Liu, Kiki Smith, and Xiaoze Xie. The exhibition will be open to the public from January 7 - February 13, 2024, with an opening celebration hosted on January 7, 2024 from 4:30-6:30 PM PST.

 

In the depths of winter, looking toward the spring, the gallery’s selection will shed light on works on paper by ten established and mid-career artists. Ranging from as early as 1964, up to as recent as 2023, the selected works demonstrate the potential of the medium as a versatile tool for experimentation and exploration. A spectrum of themes, subjects, and ideas emerge from the featured works: deeply narrative, historically-informed scenes by Chagoya and Liu; vibrant abstraction of Francis and Kelly; iterative seriality of Bozzi, Conner, and Xie; and constructed mythologies of Fisher and Smith. Bay Area audiences will encounter little-seen works by familiar artists, who are using the adaptability of paper to push the boundaries of their practice.

 

Lasting Impressions is Qualia’s first exhibition of 2024 in its new home at 229 Hamilton Ave in Palo Alto, the former Pace Gallery space, just three short blocks from its previous location on University Ave. For more information, please visit www.qualiagallery.com.

 

About Julie Bozzi

Julie Bozzi (b.1943 in San Jose, CA) is known for her landscape paintings. Bozzihas received many awards, grants, and recognitions, including award in Painting, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; Individual Artist’s Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship, Art Matters, Inc; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

 

Bozzi has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, EI Paso, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA; , Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX; The Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX; Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; The New Museum of Contemporary Art,

New York, NY; among others.

 

Bozzi’s works are in the permanent collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the EI Paso Museum of Art, EI Paso, TX.

 

About Hung Liu

Hung Liu (1948-2021, b. Changchun, China) has received many awards, grants, and recognitions. Some of these include the Capp Street Project Stipend, San Francisco, CA and the Contemporary Art by Women of Color Artists’ Award, Guadalupe Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX. She was one of the first artists from China to establish a career in the United States.

 

Liu has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; among many others.

 

Liu’s works are in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; and more.

 

About Bruce Conner

Bruce Conner (1933-2008, b. McPherson, Kansas) is an American artist active in San Francisco was first known for his assemblages made of discarded and seemingly decaying objects.


Bruce has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Katzen Art Center Museum, Washington, D.C.; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany; Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; among others.

 

Bruce’s works are in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY ; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

 

About Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015, b. Newburgh, NY) is regarded as one of the most important abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers of his time.

 

Kelly has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Tate, London; the Haus der Kunst, Munich; among others.

 

Kelly’s works are in the permanent collection of the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery, London; the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; and more.

 

About Enrique Chagoya

Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953) is a Mexican-born American painter, printmaker, and educator. Chagoya has exhibited throughout the United States and at international art venues including the San José Museum of Art, CA; Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; among many others.

 

His works reside in the collections of major public institutions, including SJMA; BAMPFA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Des Moines Art Center, IA; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, among many others.

 

Chagoya has received many awards, grants, and recognitions, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Graphics Council International (2021), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2021), induction to the National Academy of Design (2020), among many others.

 

About Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is a German-born sculptor known for her works that deal with bodily themes, abjection, and sexuality. Smith has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; among others.

 

Smith’s works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and more.

 

About Sam Francis

Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994) was an Abstract Expressionist painter and lithographer, known for his exuberant use of color. Francis has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA; Museum van der Togt, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Idemitsu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland,CA; among others.

 

Sam’s works are in the permanent collection of Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Tate Gallery, London, UK; and more.

About Alex Katz

Alex Katz (b.1927 in Brooklyn, NY) is renowned for his figurative paintings, which examine the nature of representing the three-dimensional world on canvas in simplified portraits and landscapes. Katz has received several honors for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

 

Katz has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany; Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; among others.

 

Katz’s works are in the permanent collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; ssl Museum, Österreich, Wien; Tate Gallery, London, UK; and more.

 

About Vernon Fisher

Vernon Fisher (1943-2023) was an multimedia artist born in Fort Worth, Texas. Fisher has received many awards, grants, and recognitions, including Dallas Contemporary Legend Award; John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; Distinguished Teaching of Art Award College Art Association; Awards in the Visual Arts Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant; National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship; University Fellow in Art, University of Illinois.

 

Fisher has exhibited widely internationally including solo and group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art,, Fort Worth, TX; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; The Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Orange County Museum of Art, New Port Beach, CA; among others.

 

Fisher’s works are in the permanent collection of Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and more.

 

About Xiaoze Xie

Xiaoze Xie is an internationally recognized artist and the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University. Xie received the Asia Game Changer West Award from the Asia Society Northern California (2022), the Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2013), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2003), and artist awards from the Dallas Museum of Art and Phoenix Art Museum.

 

Xie has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally, his recent solo exhibitions include “Objects of Evidence” at the Asia Society Museum in New York City (2019-20) and “Eyes On” at the Denver Art Museum (2017-18). Xie’s work has garnered critical acclaim, his exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Artnews, and hyperallergic.com, among others.

 

His work is in the permanent collection of such institutions as Denver Art Museum, the

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Baltimore Museum of Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,

San Jose Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, Scottsdale Museum of

Contemporary Art, and more.

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Kiki Smith

Long Night Moon

2023

Aqueous archival inkjet, acrylic archival inkjet, white gold leaf on Hahnemüle rag paper

Edition of 18, 7AP, 2PP, BAT KSm23a xx

60 x 43 in

Kiki Smith

Evening Star

2023

Aqueous archival inkjet, acrylic archival inkjet, white gold leaf on Hahnemüle rag paper

Edition of 18, 7AP, 2PP, BAT KSm23b xx

60 x 43 in

Kiki Smith

Winter Twilight

2023

Aqueous archival inkjet, acrylic archival inkjet, white gold leaf on Hahnemüle rag paper

Edition of 18, 7AP, 2PP, BAT KSm23c xx

60 x 43 in

Sam Francis

Untitled

1991

8 color lithograph

Edition of 100

30 x 46 in

Enrique Chagoya

El Popol Vuh de la Abuelita del Ahuizote

2021

Layered acrylic ink and varnish on amate paper

Edition of 12

8.5 x 94 in

Enrique Chagoya

Procession: Tales of the Post -Conquest

2021

Layered acrylic ink and varnish on amate paper

Edition of 12

10 x 94 in

Enrique Chagoya

The Waters of Oblivion in Mictlán

2021

Layered acrylic ink, gold leaf, and varnish on amate paper

Edition of 12

21.5 x 87 in

Bruce Conner

Tracery In The Sky

2002

Archival pigmented inkjet, graphite on Somerset

Edition of 10

14.75 x 21.5 in

Bruce Conner

Memorial Inscription

2002/1999

Archival pigmented inkjet on Rives BFK white

Edition of 10

19 x 22.27 in

Hung Liu

Music of the Great Earth I

2018

Pigmented inkjet on paper

Edition of 20

18 x 90 in

Hung Liu

Music of the Great Earth II

2008

Pigmented inkjet on paper

Edition of 20

18 x 90 in

Hung Liu

Music of the Great Earth VII

2008

Pigmented inkjet on paper

Edition of 20

作品尺寸:18 x 90 in

Hung Liu

Winter Blossom

2011

Woodcut with acrylic

Edition of 25

23.25 x 23.25 in

Paper: 32.25 x 29.75 in

Hung Liu

Midsummer

2012

Woodcut with acrylic

Edition of 25

23.25 x 23.25 in

Paper: 32.25 x 29.75 in

Alex Katz

Yellow Flags 2

2018

Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm paper

Edition 80 of 125

16 1/2 x 45 in
Framed: 21 x 49 1/2 x 2 in

Ellsworth Kelly

Orange Over Green (Orange sur Vert), from the Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs

1984

Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper, with full margins

Edition 25 of 75

35 1/4 x 23 3/4 in, Framed: 38 1/2 x 27 x 1 1/2 in

Julie Bozzi

Vines and Trees Growing Thru Chainlink Fencing

2016

Gouache on paper

6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in

Julie Bozzi

Morning/Stacked Hay

2014

Gouache on paper

6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in

Julie Bozzi

Late Afternoon/Stacked Hay

2014

Gouache on paper

6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in

Julie Bozzi

Midday/Stacked Hay

2014

Gouache on paper

6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in

Julie Bozzi

Evening/Stacked Hay

2014

Gouache on paper

6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in

Julie Bozzi

Dusk

2016

Gouache on paper

6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
Framed: 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/4 in

Vernon Fisher

O Frankie

2017

Acrylic on laminated paper

41 ½ x 44 in

Xiaoze Xie

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, #1

2007

photogravure print

22.44 x 29.92 in (image 14.57 x 20.87 in)

Xiaoze Xie

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, #2

2007

photogravure print

22.44 x 29.92 in (image 14.57 x 20.87 in)

Xiaoze Xie

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, #3

2007

photogravure print

22.44 x 29.92 in (image 14.57 x 20.87 in)

Xiaoze Xie

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, #4

2007

photogravure print

22.44 x 29.92 in (image 14.57 x 20.87 in)

Xiaoze Xie

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library (AA7349)

2018

Etching with acrylic

Edition of 26

20 x 36 in (Paper 26 x 41 in)

Xiaoze Xie

May 2000, Shanghai No.3

2016

Etching with acrylic

Edition of 26

24 x 36 in (Paper 30.5 x 41 in)

Xiaoze Xie

Chinese Library No. 52

2020

Photo Lithograph/Relief/Handcoloring on Two Sheets Handmade Paper

Edition Various of 24 with 4 APs

35.5 x 66 in