Offset Lithograph mounted on board. Edition (both): 85
It is no surprise that James Siena was drawn to this work by Bruce Conner. Both pieces exhibit an almost microscopic amount of detail in the line work, which Siena is very drawn to in his own practice. Both artists use line to created varying depths and textures in otherwise two-dimensional works. We see this masterful use of line in one of Siena’s works Pharynx Detata, pictured below.
A first look at our Artist’s Artists exhibition, currently on view through October 15, 2014. Artist’s Artists is an exhibition of a selection of prints from the personal collections of artists James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl. These eclectic collections range from works by Rauschenberg and Wool, to 17th century Japanese woodcuts, and even to a group of vintage Typewriters. Artist’s Artists provides insight into the artistic preferences and inspirations of these three prolific printmakers.
by Alison Lambert AELIA 2014 monotypia /monotype Dimensions: Plate: 19.5 x 15 cm | 7 ½ x 5¾
"Alison Lambert (b. 1957 Kingston, UK) studied BA Fine Art Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry (1981-84). Selected solo exhibitions include:Nicholas Metivier gallery, Toronto (2012/2010); Jill George Gallery, London (2008/05/02/99/97);Long & Ryle, London (1995/92/89). Selected group exhibitions:‘The Art of Drawing British Masters and methods since 1600, V&A Museum, London; Galerie Ulrike Behrends, Germany (2006); RA Summer Exhibition, London (2004); Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, (1998/97/90). Public Collections: The British Museum; V&A Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye (2009); Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte, Birmingham Corporate Collection; Bank of America, Jersey. She lives and works in Coventry, UK. Nationality: British. She is represented by the Jill George Gallery, London; the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto; and Pratt Contemporary Art, Kent.
Her work is figurative and consists of large charcoal drawings, monotypes and colograph/etchings. ”The monotype process suits my way of working as it is the ‘painterly’ version of what I do with charcoal on paper. The accidental elements, which are also present in my drawing process, can be both intriguing and frustrating. The small size of the monotype plates provides an intensity that isn’t available with my large scale drawings.”
"When you’re working with the tradition of art .. you see things through the culture in which you live."
New York-born artist Alex Katz celebrates his 87th birthday today. Known for his quintessentially American impressions of people at cocktail parties or the beach and his landscapes of Maine, Katz is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation.
Our new show Artist’s Artists is almost done being installed and will be on view starting tomorrow, July 22nd through October 15th! This exhibition features prints and artist books from the personal collections of James Siena, Josh Smith and Charline von Heyl. Come check it out!
Alethe: My first experience of printmaking was that of making collographs and monoprints at Derby College as part of a level 4 art course which I undertook to fill the gap between BA(Hons) Fine Art and MA ADAPT courses at the University of…