exhibitions & events 2016
Helen de Main
Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 3rd June - 3rd July
Preview: 2nd June (Trongate 103 First Thursday)
Helen de Main presents a selection of recent screenprints, the central theme of which is women.
The body of prints is characterized by her use of photographic imagery combined with graphics motifs. The photographs within the prints have been appropriated, found through a process of research focusing on differing aspects of women’s lives - women in a washhouse, a team of swimmers, women dancing. Selecting images that represent active, uninhibited, everyday women, that are so often absent from mainstream culture, de Main is interested in subverting these conventions, presenting diverse depictions in celebratory acid tones. Diagrammatic structures, imagined from models of shared collective information and action, physically map alternative definitions of power into the prints.
Image: Helen de Main, ‘Folding Spheres II’ 2015, screenprint in an edition of 5. Image size 29.7 x 21cm, paper size 36.7 x 28cm.