EXHIBITION: Mark Campbell, Rachel Duckhouse and Bronwen Sleigh
Glasgow Print Studio, first floor gallery
Exhibition runs: 8th June – 15th July 2012
Rachel Duckhouse, Mir EO – 8, 71 x 95 cm, screenprint. Bronwen Sleigh, Keflavik East (detail), 22 x 22 cm, etching. © Glasgow Print Studio and the artist
Last night I went to the opening of these artists’ work at the Glasgow Print Studio
Both artists are showing new work and what I particularly enjoyed was that the bodies of work complemented each other, yet each held its own.
On the left, Rachel Duckhouse produced mesmerising screenprints, with elegant and clean lines and shapes. Each work invited you to spend time looking, and smiling a little inside.
Bronwen Sleigh‘s work is equally mesmerising, yet elegantly complex in contrast. A series of etchings, many hand coloured, portraying large architectural spaces, such as airports. The fine use of line and injection of colour made these stunning prints to absorb.
I don’t normally write about printmaking, but it has obvious and close connections to the photographic print. Getting up close to the actual print itself has a special, tactile quality that makes visiting work in exhibition spaces so worthwhile. It’s a reminder (to me, anyway) to print, to produce and of the importance of process.
I really enjoyed this opening, and there was a lovely atmosphere throughout the evening. Glasgow Print Studio is a nice space and is part of the recently re-developed Trongate Arts and Creativity Centre in Glasgow’s Merchant City.
Rachel Duckhouse, Mir EO – 5 screenprint