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CANCELLED CANCELLED: Art at MSRI: Caio Fonseca and Paulson Bott Press (Moved to February 2017) October 05, 2016 (05:30 PM PDT - 07:00 PM PDT)
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Art at MSRI featuring
Paulson Bott Press: Etchings by Caio Fonseca

On display August 2016 - February 2017
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 2nd floor
17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Public reception featuring the artist: MOVED TO FEBRUARY 2017

“Abstract Expressionist painter Caio Fonseca employs a reductive process to arrive at his finished works, painting in partial layers that continually accrue, overlapping previous forms, sometimes abrading the surface and, ultimately, achieving new abstractions. The curvilinear geometry of his forms has often been compared to piano lids, quarter notes and the bodies of cellos or violins. He is a classical pianist, after all.” - Christina Cotter

Caio Fonesca's work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Hirschhorn Museum, among others. 


Paulson Bott Press specializes in limited edition intaglio prints. The press emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich tradition of fine art printmaking. Paulson Bott Press’s philosophy is to facilitate rather than direct an artist, creating an environment where artists can do their best work.

In January of 1997, the press launched its first publication with four-color etchings by Christopher Brown. Since then, Paulson Bott Press has published nearly 500 editions with more than 35 artists including Tauba Auerbach, Ross Bleckner, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Kerry James Marshall, and Martin Puryear.

A retrospective of Paulson Bott Press’ printmaking entitled “Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating Twenty Years” is on display at San Francisco’s deYoung Museum from July 16 – October 23, 2016.

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