Jersey City, NJ
Richard Meier has long used collage as a form of portable, tangible architecture: beginning as a student at Cornell in the 1950s, and while traveling Europe in the 1960s, he was putting together imagery that would serve as inspiration and meditation on scale, space, and social relationships. These pieces are now historical documents, a record of process and ideas.
Meier’s techniques and tools expanded upon his 2011 meeting with Gary Lichtenstein, a publisher and master printer of limited edition silkscreen prints. Together, they consistently explore and experiment with imagery, texture, and materials. This new collection encompasses their interest in hand embellishment, silkscreen on both paper and canvas, and also encaustic (melted wax).
These two-dimensional works by Meier exemplify the degree to which he observes and analyzes the differences and similarities between time, the physical, and human interaction.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website