Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition A Gallery in Ink from September 7 through September 30, 2006.
In a world of images that leans ever more to the digital, the venerable materials of ink and paper still have a place. The visual and tactile qualities of ink on paper appeal to the eye and hand in ways that a computer monitor cannot.
Fraenkel Gallery examines various aspects of ink and paper as they relate to photographic images in the exhibition A Gallery in Ink, which surveys the books, announcements, posters, and ephemera published by the gallery. Since the first exhibition in 1979 we have recognized that there would be members of our audience who may know us solely through our announcements, and may never have occasion to visit the gallery. We have always approached the design and implementation of the gallery’s published materials with care and consideration.
Over the past twenty-seven years, Fraenkel Gallery has worked with a number of talented designers including Gail Taras, Tom Ingalls, Dimitri Levas, and Christine Taylor, among others to produce forty books, as well as announcements and posters from more than 300 exhibitions. From 1984 through 2005 we enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration with Catherine Mills, who designed the great majority of announcements and publications included in this exhibition.. In the fall of 2005 we began working with Katy Homans. This exhibition is an expression of our appreciation.
With the gallery walls transformed into a timeline, highlights of the exhibition include rare, special edition books such as Richard Avedon: Made in France and Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens in addition to a comprehensive selection of exhibition announcements. Designed to reveal changes in the world of printing as well as the gallery’s increased interest in book publishing, A Gallery in Ink attests to Fraenkel Gallery’s burgeoning commitment to all things “inked”.