I am delighted to be curating Points of Contact at Austin / Desmond,
a show that surveys seventy years of printmaking in Britain.
2 May – 15 June 2019
Private View: Wednesday 1 May, 6-8pm
Final day drinks: Saturday 15 June, 11am-4pm
The exhibition borrows its title from a series of prints by Victor Pasmore made during the 1960s and 1970s. Here, Points of Contact becomes a description of the mechanics of printmaking, of the printed image’s moment of generation when paper meets ink. It also describes the complicated matrix of relationships that connect these forty-four artists across seventy years of printmaking. The diversity of methods and forms visible in the exhibition testifies to the power and plurality of print, a medium wherein opposites can attract and interact to create new harmonious forms out of division and discord.
Michael ANDREWS, Kenneth ARMITAGE, Frank AUERBACH, Peter BLAKE,
Derek BOSHIER, Stephen BUCKLEY, Victoria BURGE, Patrick CAULFIELD,
Prunella CLOUGH, Robert COLQUHOUN, Keith COVENTRY, Robyn DENNY,
Peter DOIG, Tracey EMIN, Paul FEILER, Lucian FREUD, Terry FROST, Naum GABO, William GEAR, Richard HAMILTON, Marcelle HANSELAAR, Patrick HERON, David HOCKNEY, Howard HODGKIN, Gordon HOUSE, Allen JONES, Leon KOSSOFF, Michael LANDY, Kenneth MARTIN, Alexander MASSOURAS, Kate McCRICKARD, Ben NICHOLSON, Eduardo PAOLOZZI, Victor PASMORE, Paula REGO, Bridget RILEY, William SCOTT, Colin SELF, Joe TILSON, Julian TREVELYAN, Euan UGLOW, Fred UHLMAN, Keith VAUGHAN, John WELLS
Exhibition Opening Times: Wed – Fri: 10.30am – 5.30pm Sat: Open by appointment
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