Since printmaking is becoming more popular amongst both artists and collectors, we felt that we should recognise this and put together a group show which features pritns by some well established artists in their field as well as some interesting editions by some lesser known but equally as exciting Sussex based printmakers.
In addition to Wall Plate - Highlights (1987) by Patrick Caulfield we will show his Dressed Lobster (1980) and Red, Jug & Lamp (1992). From Terry Frost we have Camberwell Green (2001), an etching with woodblock and the Headingley series of lithographs from 1969 by John Walker (See above).
There will also be recent editions by Tracey Emin (etchings), Jake & Dinos Chapman (photogravure with chin colle), Tom Hammick (woodcuts), Giles Penny (linocuts), Gary Goodman (screenprints), and Betsy Dadd (monoprints)
Some artists produce “artist books”: These are deluxe limited editions of a book, usually is a special case and often with an original print. We have such works by Paula Rego (O Vinho), Jake Chapman (three novels), Jim Dine (Entrada Drive and Peter Doig (L’Alpiniste - The Wonders of Skiing).
The exhibition will demonstrate the broad range of printmaking techniques used by artists - screenprints, woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, dry point and some monoprints - as well as the range of artists creating original prints both locally and internationally.
Many editions may be in folders or not on show, so do ask to see more works by any particular artist in the show.
From 21 January we will show figurative raku and stoneware ceramics by Josse Davis. Like his father, Derek Davis, Josse returns often to the subject of Love in his work and so it seems appropriate to include them alongside the editions on the wall for all the romantics amongst our clients!
Josse Davis studied ceramics at Bath University graduating in 1981. Since then he has developed his craft in both stoneware and raku with decorated vessels.
He has exhibited thorughout the UK, Florida USA and Munich, Germany. He also teaches ceramics (at Slindon College, Syon House and Portsmouth City Museum).
Published 13th January 2012
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