New Editions from ULAE

November 2009

RichardTuttle_2009_OtherJoin us for special presentations by Bill Goldston from ULAE:

Friday November 13th 11 am and 3 pm

Saturday November 14th 11 am and 3 pm

Pictured above: Richard Tuttle Other 2009

Picture below: Kiki Smith Untitled 2009



Please join us Saturday April 4th: Robert Rauschenberg The Lotus Series

11:00 am to 1:00 pm     4520 Blossom Street, Houston, Texas 77007

Bill Goldston, President of ULAE (Universal Limited Art Editions) will be on hand to talk about his 40+ years of working with Rauschenberg and The Lotus Series, the artist’s final print project.


Opening April 4th: Robert Rauschenberg The Lotus Series



Robert Rauschenberg was America’s most universally acclaimed artist at the time of his death last year.  A truly international force, he exhibited not only in his home country, but around the world, on every inhabited continent.  His work was even sent into space on a mission to the Moon.  Born in Texas in Port Arthur, his art is on view in Houston at the Menil Collection which owns an important selection of his works spanning fifty years.


During his long and productive life Robert Rauschenberg traveled numerous times to Asia collecting images from Japan, China, India, Malaysia and Thailand.  Rauschenberg helped establish America at the forefront of contemporary art half-a-century ago by cultivating original printmaking at the studio of ULAE (Universal Limited Art Editions) still located near New York.   Often he worked on series and was an avid innovator who created techniques adopted by many artists – among them photo transfers and collage culled from his personal treasure trove of images. 


Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery will exhibit Rauschenberg’s last original prints completed in 2008 “The Lotus Series” beginning on April 4th (through May 9th).   His final project with ULAE, printer and collaborator Bill Goldston will be at the gallery to share stories and remembrances of his friendship with Rauschenberg which spanned nearly five decades.  This monumental group of color etchings is the culmination of the artist’s personal love of China.  The feeling was mutual: at his first exhibit in Beijing in 1985 over 300,000 people attended the opening celebration.


Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom Street, Houston, Texas 77007.  Hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. (713) 863-7097  The public is invited to meet Bill Goldston Saturday April 4th 11 am to 1 pm at the exhibition opening.

: codedResponse

An exciting portfolio of new work has been created by Charles Wiese. He explores the use of computer code as an art-making tool. The computer language uses a particular form of grammar that explores both linguistic ambiguity and mathematical probability.  The linguistic responses to the drawing code are complex drawings. They are built with the most elemental of forms – the circle, triangle, and square and they are complicated on the order of magnitude that can be beyond human comprehension.

Creative experiments and games with code produce visible fractal forms in near infinite variety. The visions they create are exhilarating and very compelling. The individual drawings fuse to sketch a deeply visual world that continually shifts with one’s internal narrative. They combine to create complex forms that exceed their individual origins. Organic structures emerge and assert an eerie presence. New worlds are built with hundreds of millions of circles, triangles and squares and they merge into patterns that resonate with the world around us.


Please join us Saturday March 7th 2009  11 am to 1 pm

Matisse had been working since 1943 on the paper cutouts from circus and theatre motifs for a book for which he also wrote the text.  Drawing with scissors, cutting out shapes from paper colored by himself — this became the aging master’s great passion.  His studio assistants painted sheets of paper with Linel gouaches from which Matisse would cut out shapes.  The prints of the Jazz series were hand-stencilled through pochoir with the same Linel gouaches so the same colors could be achieved that Matisse desired.

Matisse executed the cut and pasted designs for Jazz in 1943-44 and the book was published in September 1947 as a folio of 20 color plates.  The subject matter of Jazz is drawn largely from the circus, the music hall, folklore and travel.

Matisse Le Tobogan

Matisse Le Tobogan