Stones Speak Now and Then...
Now titled, Climate Change, a relief print from the 1980's, is one of several works on paper which have
evolved over time, representative of his mature mixed media style and current aesthetic. Work in progress, 2019.
Printmaking has been a key element in Priede's work since the day he stepped into the printing studio at the University of Minnesota in the 1950's. His connection to lithography transcends the physical manifestation of ink and stone. It is something more primal, deep within his nature. As if voices of ancient stones whisper their secrets into his sympathetic ear.
Above: Zigmunds Priede completing work for what he plans to be his final exhibition of this series in a Kansas City Gallery, 2019/Photos: Courtesy of Penny Thieme
Below: Aggregate Lifetime Works, April 17, 2010 (75th birthday), Olathe, KS. Zigmunds Priede, examining lithographs printed in Minnesota during the 1970's. He often uses them as a foundation or working element in his contemporary works.. Photo:: Courtesy of Penny Thieme.
Printer Zigmunds Priede looking at litho stones with Tatyana Grosman, 1970. Photograph by Hans Namuth, Courtesy of ULAE
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