Exhibition of 18 prints from the 1970s by Alan Shields on view at Van Doren Waxter

Van Doren Waxter is resenting Rolling Orbit, an exhibition of 18 prints from the 1970s by Alan Shields, on view from May 17 through July 27, 2018. The focus of the exhibition, the fourth solo show the gallery has presented for the artist since 2011, is a highly-dynamic installation and viewing experience in the gallery’s upper east side townhouse, of the earliest prints made by Shields at Jones Road Press and Stable, along with works made at Tyler Graphics Ltd. Shields’s approach to printmaking mirrored his achievement in painting, which was to upend the conventions of the medium. Rather than executing a single conventional technique such as etching or lithography on paper, he considered paper as a medium that was as important as his treatment of it. Shields’s use of handmade paper opened up new opportunities in format allowing

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