Internationally acclaimed as one of the ‘go to’ places for really good fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio represents the very best in Scottish fine art and printmaking talent, as well as showing the work of associate members from across the country. Jack House Gallery will be bringing a selection of this terrific artwork to Old Portsmouth, with an exhibition of 11 of the Glasgow Print Studio’s best known members, starting from the 2nd June.
Elizabeth Blackadder‘s work is familiar for her detailed yet lyrical still life compositions using Oriental objects in delicate, elegant artwork influenced by Japanese art. You will have heard of John Byrne for his television screenplays Tutti Frutti & Your Cheatin Heart but his artwork is as quirky and blackly funny as his writing. Sometimes described as a magic realist, Eileen Cooper (painting shown above) brings a very colourful female perspective to her subject-matter, which encompasses sexuality, motherhood, life and death.
In his own words, ‘Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction’. Peter Howson works predominantly with male figures portrayed in a bold, muscular style that use line and colour to powerful effect. Acclaimed artist Barbara Rae is known for her paintings and prints of intense colour bursts that evoke dramatic landscapes but remain very abstract. There is a cinematic quality and drama to Ray Richardson’s work that helps to explain why he has been dubbed as the Martin Scorsese of figurative painting! Also on show are artworks by Steven Campbell, Moyna Flannigan, June Carey and Adrian Wisznieski.
The exhibition opens with a private view on the 2nd June from 6pm to 8pm and then opens from the 3rd June to the 9th July.
You can find out more on the Jack House Gallery website: www.jackhousegallery.co.uk
John Byrne ‘Inspiration’