Sunday, 19 April 2015

A Date for your Diary - Carole Hensher

Southbank Printmakers are celebrating the work of the artist Carole Hensher with an exhibition running from May 4 to May 17.  We would welcome you at the Private View on 5th May 5-8pm.   Carole, an active member of the organisation for many years, died recently from cancer at the peak of her career. While best known as a lithographer, she used a variety of printmaking techniques, working not only on paper but also on textiles and 3-dimensional constructions. Her subject-matter was equally varied, ranging from playful images of women's clothing and footwear as imagined by their wearers right through to darker representations of female vulnerability with internal anatomy juxtaposed with outer clothing. Between the two extremes lay an eclectic mix of other subjects and approaches. The exhibition will feature a wide selection of her prints and all items shown will be for sale.

Carole was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers whose work has been widely exhibited internationally. Her prints have been reproduced in various authoritative books and publications including Printmakers' Secrets and The Printmakers' Bible. Not only a painter and printmaker, Carole was also well known for her three-dimensional work, especially her surreal fabric constructions. One of these, Dark Angel, was used by the Affordable Art Fair as their foyer centre-piece.

Dark Angel

Carole's full-page obituary in The Independent is accessible from her website, Her premature death was greeted with dismay in the printmaking community and this exhibition is a rare opportunity to see and acquire work by this highly respected practitioner.

Butterfly Shoes

Soft Carapace

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