2015 Jim Dine

A Life In Printmaking

EXHIBITION: October 2 – December 12, 2015
RECEPTION/GALLERY TALK: 10/1, 6-8pm, Talk at 7pm, MOA/WSU Gallery

Jim Dine entered the New York art world to great acclaim with his performance art “Happenings” and mixed media assemblages in the late 1950s. Although identified among the first generation of Pop artists, Dine’s work has always been independent of labels. His signature images of hearts, tools and bathrobes suggested popular culture references, but in his hands they became opportunities for a strong romantic, expressionist sensibility. Over time he expanded the realm of imagery to embrace classic and mythic themes, along with figurative work and portraiture.

Dine is one of those rare artists who has been active as a creative printmaker throughout his career and for whom prints are artistically equal to, and closely interact with his other work in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. In the spring of 2014, Jim Dine donated 201 complete works of art from his personal archives to the Museum of Art at Washington State University, in honor of art patron Jordan D. Schnitzer and as a stimulus to the campaign for a new museum building on the Pullman campus.

WORKSHOP | Experience Printmaking, Thursday, 10/15, 6-9pm, at MOA/WSU Gallery and Fine Arts Center, With Kevin Haas

FILM SCREENINGS | Thurs 10/22, 6-7pm, CUB Auditorium
Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls (Nominated for an Academy Award)
All About Looking (Dine teaches drawing at Sommerakademie in Austria)
FILM NIGHT RECEPTION | Follows the two Dine films, Thurs 10/22, 7-8pm, MOA/WSU Gallery

POETRY IN THE GALLERY | Intersections: the Poetics of Jim Dine, Thurs 12/10, 5-7pm, MOA/WSU Gallery (a presentation of poetry inspired by Dine’s art)

Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., the Friel Memorial Art Lecture Endowment, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Diamond Grad Class of 1954, the Golden Grad Class of 1964, and the Members of the Museum of Art.


Teacher Resources

WIKIPEDIA | About Jim Dine

Jim Dine’s Poet Singing

IMAGES | Hearts

IMAGES | Robes

IMAGES | Tools

IMAGES | Pinnocchio

IMAGES | Venus

WSU COLLECTION | Dine Donation