Sunday 11 November 2018

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 22nd - 25th November 2018

Four Southbank Printmakers are participating in this prestigious fair.  Below is a peek at the work they are exhibiting.  It's wonderful work, but so much better framed and on the wall!

Kethi Copeland will be exhibiting two pieces in a new series of works that focuses on the High Street. In these new screen-prints she draws inspiration directly from her local area and its changing narrative. The characterful high street has a beauty of its own and is also filled with stark contrasts: The layers of time are revealed in the cracked paint and colour clashes of modern shops whilst the Georgian and Victorian legacy survives in the architecture above the shop fronts.

Kethi uses a multi-layered screen print process, pairing detailed line work with distinctive blocks of printed colour, taking a ‘slow snapshot’ of an ever changing city. Titled anonymously,  Kethi’s prints of ‘The High Street’ are representative of similar streets in London at risk of being erased by developers.

The High Street - close up by Kethi

Kethi will be giving a free print demonstration on Sunday afternoon. Come along on  to try your hand at block printing and contribute to street-scape artwork based on Kethi Copeland's screen-prints.

Deptford Lines by Kethi
Andrea Robinson will be exhibiting Red Boat and Tides, one of a new series of screen prints called To the Sea. Andrea’s prints combine a range of screen print techniques, including photo-stencil and hand painted mono print, and incorporate found images, hand drawn elements and family photographs. Andrea works in series to create visual narratives and to tell half-remembered stories that stem from the places where her family have settled or the places they have passed through. All the prints in the series To the Sea are based on her own photographs; they consider the spaces, light, colour and architecture of our coastlines and the visual iconography of vintage tide tables and calendars.

Red Boat and Tides by Andrea

Other prints in the To the Sea series will be exhibited at Water Street Gallery, Yorkshire (Amazing Rare Things 8 November 2018 - 27 January 2019), and Sprout Arts, London (Print Six, 13 November - 1 December 2018), and on tour as part of the 3rd Annual Red Dot Mini Print Exhibition.

Yoonjung Shim will be exhibiting  two works 'Pianoforte' and 'Brutalist II'.

‘Pianoforte’ resembles the geometric simplicity of the strings and keys of a piano. At first glance, the piece appears to be symmetrical, but when one takes notice of the soft blemished lines, these seem to evoke a melody. In essence, She tries to merge the firm strokes of the etching needle with the subtle gradation of aquatint to create an artistic deconstruction of her favourite instrument, the piano. The 11x11 Pianoforte is the starting point of a series of prints that have inspired her to produce a larger work, ‘Pianoforte Giant’.

Brutalist II by Yoonjung
Inspired by the rugged beauty of Brutalist architecture, ‘Brutalist II’ recreates the regularities of what appears to be a rippling façade in black and white. The inconsistent lines which form this geometric tessellation allude to the imperfections that we find in our everyday lives. This piece is part of a series of works that are concerned with the depiction of various façades.

Pianoforte by Yoonjung

Both works are hard-ground etching with aquatint. 

The prints Jane Stothert will be showing at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair are of Vauxhall Tower with a hint of the American Embassy, which can be seen from her studio in Lavender Hill, Battersea. From the studio she can see the ever changing skyline littered with cranes, which is a subject she is keen to continue.

Vauxhall Tower II by Jane

Vauxhall Tower was created firstly from sketches on her iPad based on a photograph using 'brushes' app. This enables her to try out a variety of colour combinations and to also simplify her image. The final result is a combination of an image created on Photoshop and a pattern of flat shapes cut from light resistant film. These shapes are exposed onto the screen by using a photo emulsion coating on the screen, which is then exposed to light. The emulsion is washed off leaving the exposed shapes on the screen ready to print.

Vauxhall Tower by Jane

 22-25 November 2018

Thursday 22 November

Friday 23 November

New Collectors Evening 18.00-22.00

Saturday 24 November

Sunday 25 November

Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST

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