Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Leonie's New Drawings in NOT (an exhibition)

Leonie is showing her books and a couple of new large drawings at NOT (an exhibition), the launch the of independent visual arts and music agency NO WAY at Dalston's Print House Gallery until the end of June.

The works are part of Leonie's latest project, tentatively titled 'Envisageable Cities', and are large-scale pencil drawings conjured from the artist's imagination. They are inspired by Leonie's recent trip to the construction sites of Qatar and by literature on labyrinths.

The exhibition is open now and it is well worth seeing the drawings up close as they are so intricately detailed and are easily accessed in the mosaic covered Reeves building in a quiet back street right next to Dalston Junction.

Exhibition open 8th - 30th June,
Monday to Friday until 6pm or at evenings/weekends by appointment (contact leonie.lachlan@gmail.com)
The Print House Gallery
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Friday, 10 June 2011

Christine's Desk

This is where I work when I am not printing. Right now the board is covered with tiny pressure print experiments to work out, for my new book, how printing might have been discovered in one room over one night, from necessity, rather than across the world in over a thousand years.

Some essential starting points were a cardboard box, research into images in early books and experiments with simple printing. These are though, sometimes a mad excuse to defer making the final printed page.

I was encouraged by this printing plate above, created with great intensity by a small group of children. They recently made their first collagraphs with me, inspired by illuminated manuscript images from the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. I am trying a new approach; making pressure print collages from found materials before turing them into collagraphs.

The yellow desk in the top image is MKDC circa 1970. The wallpaper probably dates from then!