Thumbprint News – February 2017
The studio is currently madly busy producing a series of new wood cuts by Gillian Ayres for her forthcoming exhibition at Alan Cristea Gallery running from 16 Mar 2017 – 22 Apr 2017.
Gillian has produced nine maquettes that we are working from by jigsawing and carving walnut veneer faced MDF. The exhibition will feature many prints produced at Thumbprint alongside paintings and other works on paper, and coincides with a major retrospective of the artist’s work at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.
Courtesy Gillian Ayres and Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Recently completed projects at the studio include a set of three etchings by Bernar Venet;
“indeterminate line”. The prints are based on drawings that Bernar made from his recent sculptures and the resulting prints are made using photopolymer gravure, deep bitten photoetchings, carborundum and drypoint techniques. These exciting prints are pulled from three plates but still capture the spontaneity, dynamism and physicality of the original drawings.
Cornelia Parker gives the studio a big shout in this video from the FT “what is an original print” filmed at the Alan Cristea Gallery.