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Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 5th Floor - (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 5th floor; Across from Room 540

Amaranth

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.428.1a
Artist:
Cyril Lixenberg
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Silkscreen on Thick Paper Stock
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.75 in Width: 23.75 in
Description:
Bright yellow background, hard edge orange-red outer rim of circle, royal blue inner with four wavy spokes bleeding off edge of print, wavy blue spokes go through orange-red and yellow, yellow background cuts through circle into 4 quarters. Signed
Historical Context:
Having lived and worked in Amsterdam for most of his life, Cyril Lixenberg discovered Michigan by chance when he was invited to do a one-man show at the University of Michigan. Following that exhibition Lixenberg traveled to Michigan on a number of occasions and created a strong bond with the local arts community and college students. For many years he worked with GVSU, completing a number of sculptural commissions, lecturing on contemporary art, and mentoring students. While trained with an arsenal of classic techniques, Lixenberg opted to explore materials offered by modern society like Corten steel, and silk screen prints, but often returned to his earliest training with oil painting. This screen print is part of a series which includes the steel and enamel sculpture, Amaranth, that sits outside Mackinac Hall on GVSU’s Allendale Campus.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
screen printing