The etching takes inspiration from artist Kent Jones, the interrogative use of technique, the compartmentalisation of space, and the cartographic placing of figures so often found in his prints. Conceptually, the piece hints at a dialogue in time, the artists' need to have access to inspiration, and equally a desire to leave their mark.
After Jones has been created specifically for the exhibition 40³, marking the 40th anniversary of the Belfast Print Workshop. Printmakers were each invited to create a piece of work responding to an artist or artwork from the BPW Archive, for exhibition in October in the Crescent Arts Centre Gallery. In addition to highlighting the extraordinary range of technique, imagery and vision of the past printmaking community, each print from the exhibition will be added to the archive for future posterity, thereby creating a visual representation of the atelier tradition.
In Dialogue has been made especially for Print Solo, as part of a larger body of work travelling to several exhibitions and fairs this Autumn. Measuring 30 x 30cm, this print is a unique combination of Etching and hand pressed Lino, celebrating clean lines and bright, textured blocks of colour.
Brighton Print Fair is a new selling event - taking place over ten days this September, promoting printmaking in all its various forms. Print Solo will exhibit members' work, alongside workshops, talks and activities to make the show a real celebration of printmakers and printmaking.
Print Solo will also exhibit at Woolwich Print Fair at the Royal Arsenal in London this October. Works selected for the fair will be on sale through Print Solo.
‘Memento 16’ explores symbolist notions of mori as at once spoil and prize, and takes much inspiration from the game still lives of Dutch masters (see Weenix, d'Hondecoeter). As hunting was traditionally restricted to nobility, such pictures of ‘hunting trophies’ were often acquired by the bourgeoisie as an idealised image and symbol of wealth. Here, the use of fragmented figurative sculpture alongside animal form provide a point of reflection on civilisation, vulnerability and consequence.
The Lithograph was created specifically for the exhibition '16' - marking the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Curated by Jessie Malone in association with Cork Printmakers, the travelling exhibition comprised of a unique box-set and exhibition of prints.
SMALL FORMAT is an International Mini Print exhibition organised by Black Church Print Studio, promoting diversity in the creative process of printmaking. The invitation is open to professional artists nationally and internationally, with all printmaking processes eligible. All works should measure 30cm × 30cm.
Selected pieces will be exhibited in the prime location of The Library Project in Temple Bar in Sept 2017. Deadline for entry is 5pm Friday, August 4, 2017, enter here.
State of Play
Originally created for the exhibition State of Play at Pollen Studios, the Stop Motion Machine also toured to the Golden Thread Gallery, and made an appearance as a digital / hand-drawn animation hybrid during the Digital Artist Studios residency.
A combination of reclaimed materials, traditional binding methods and digitally printed stills of etched forms, it proved to be a novel and accessible method of display.
An exciting collaboration between Helen Lavery and Sandra Robinson showcases the use of 18th century methods for glazing sculptural ceramic forms using traditional etching processes. Funded by the Arts Council NI and Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee this body of work was exhibited in the R-Space Gallery, alongside a series of outreach projects and accompanied demonstrations.
Parenthesis was created as a collaborative project in 2013, showcasing hybrid printmaking in the form of traditional works on paper and bespoke book arts - as well as a 3 x 2m hand drawn mono print.
From traditional techniques to more exploratory methods, Karen Daye-Hutchinson and Helen Lavery are ambassadors in this field of working. Each artist has unique qualities, which contribute to the effect of a fragmentary mind at work.
Print Solo is the new online home for finding original, artist-made prints and artists’ books from around the world. Featured printmakers are professional artists who have a strong history of exhibitions and awards.
You can find artists by name or nationality, search by technique or by genre, such as landscape or abstract, and there is also a section with ‘featured artists’ alongside temporary online exhibitions to help you choose from the great selection on the site. Buying is quick and easy with a secure payment system: once an order has been placed and processed the artist will ship the item straight away.
‘Ellipsis’ builds on the success of last years collaborative project ‘Parenthesis,’ challenging an experienced approach with more outlandish themes and working on a greater installation scale.
Each Artist brings a unique approach to working methods, contributing to the effect of a fragmentary mind at work. Using a collage of silhouette, preliminary studies, and expressive splashes, this shared knowledge has enhanced each artists skill set directly, denoting a mutually rich environment to further technique, as symbolic narrative is played out.