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© Valerie Arber

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© Valerie Arber

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Valerie Arber

American, born 1949

Untitled, 2002

paper debossing

sheet: 8 x 8 inches (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Lisa Forman Neall and Gabrielle Forman, 2012

2012:66.2

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Provenance

the artist;
2003, purchased by Natalie and Irving Forman, Santa Fe, New Mexico;
Lisa Forman Neall and Gabrielle Forman;
December 13, 2012, donated to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Prints (visual works)

Work Type

Relief print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

To create a debossed print, an artist presses wet paper between printing plates that leave the paper fibers permanently fixed in a new configuration. This work is considered a “blind debossing” because Valerie Arber did not apply any ink to these depressed areas. Her only intervention was to introduce subtle differences in depth. In rendering a linear construction without ever applying drawn lines, Arber’s work on paper is evocative of three-dimensional sculpture. 

Label from The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, May 26–October 28, 2018

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