Probably the best Linocut exhibition in the World
September 9, 2011
|Bill Fick – Skullarek 2|
Well, that’s what I’m aiming for! This October I’m putting together a show of some of my favourite linocut artists. There’s Bill Fick, an American artist who makes big, cartoonish prints of skulls, zombies and devils. Then there’s Mark Andrew Webber, a young British linocutter who specialises in enormous typographic maps of cities that take him literally months to carve. Also from the States come the terrifyingly strange linocut animations of Scott Minzy (see the previous post). And I have some of my old friends from East London Printmakers, Chris Pig who makes wonderfully accomplished prints which embue his darkest desires and anarchic sense of humour, Peter Rapp with his nightmarish versions of praying people, Steve Edwards and his men in suits and ties as you’ve never seen before and Wuon Gean Ho‘s tumbling, dancing animation of a bodyless dress.
|Wuon Gean Ho – Dancing Dress|
Well, now I’m excited anyway! The exhibition will be part of Pushing Print, a printmaking festival in Margate (where I now live) and I’m also going to be running two workshops in the space, a Linocut for Beginners workshop and a Linocut flickbook workshop.
The name of the show? Big Ass Linocuts and Linomations. Put it in your diary now!
Big Ass Linocuts and Linomations
Pie Factory Pop-Up Shop, Margate, Kent CT9 1EW
7th – 19th October 2011
Linocut for beginners workshop
Sun 9th Oct, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Linocut animated flickbook workshop
Sat 15th Oct, 10am – 4pm
To book on either workshop email email@example.com