Preview (Friday 11 September 2015, 6-8pm, Free)
Gallery Discussion (Saturday 12 September 2015, 2-3pm, Free but ticketed)
Lecture by Rita Carter (Thursday 24 September, 6.30-7.30pm, £5 or 2 for £8, free for EP members)
Big Draw: Line Etching and Drypoint with Browen Sleigh (Saturday 10 October, 11-4pm)
Lecture by Catherine Baker (Thursday 22nd October, 6.30-7.30pm, £5 or 2 for £8, free for EP members)
Watch a video featuring interviews with artists and the curator by Summerhall TV here.
George Charman, Carla Scott Fullerton, Andrew MacKenzie and Bronwen Sleigh
Edinburgh Printmakers is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent works by four contemporary British artists curated by artist Bronwen Sleigh. Abstraction from Architecture features work by artists who display an interest in architectural structures, surfaces, materials and forms.
Working between printmaking, drawing, sculpture and installation, each artist’s work is an intimate and often personal exploration of these interests, as they begin to make sense and be attentive to the ways in which man-made structural forms can affect the way we function, and shape the way we see and experience space.The work of these artists can initially appear visually complex; lines fold in on themselves, patterns interweave, materials merge and details slowly melt - all in varying degrees of repetition and with various shifts in perspective. The work is really more about reduction as the works become an unveiling, a deconstruction, an expose almost, that might allow us to begin to understand or think differently about the space and spaces we inhabit.
Abstraction from Architecture brings together the work of four artists whose work unpicks and translates architectural structures, forms and processes, whilst at the same time does the same with its own making. The processes these artists employ to produce their work can act as blueprints for their own production, providing us with another level of understanding. What is perhaps even more interesting, in the case of these four artists, is an emphasis on the failings of structures, surfaces and forms, as much as their success.
Artist Andrew Mackenzie would like to thank Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London for their support.