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You and your guest are invited to attend a preview of this exhibition on

Friday 08 June from 6pm - 8pm.

 

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Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery

Exhibition Runs: 09 June - 28 July 2018

 

June Carey & Ade Adesina: a Collaboration in Print

 

This exhibition brings together two very different artists working in print, with their own visions of a surreal world. Together they have created a sublime series of etchings and linocuts that combine Carey’s figures with Adesina’s landscapes, mixing the “magical realism” of the artists.
 
A love of travel brings together these seemingly disparate artists. Both are inspired by different cultures throughout the world. For Carey foreign travel always inspires new work. When visiting another country June seeks out objects which she is drawn to. Never quite sure why she is drawn to a particular object, she is compelled to have it and take it home.  Eventually it will begin to appear in June’s work, but usually in a symbolic way, representing something else which comes from deep inside her subconscious mind.  For Carey the act of travelling, be it through her own imagination or in reality to countries as diverse as Malta, Mexico, Indonesia, Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Singapore, India, Bali, Canada, Poland and most recently Greece, offers a never ending source of rich ideas to tap into.  
 
Recognition that the beliefs and values of other cultures have provided a foundation for June’s work, she hopes that this exhibition will stimulate visual familiarity to some and offer a glimpse of a different culture to others, including her own. She would also hope to give an understanding of how an artist can be influenced by their surroundings, and how it can be a never-ending search for self-expression and conclusion.
 
Adesina’s practice is greatly influenced by his experiences of travel. He has recently spent time in Italy, Nigeria, France, Canada, USA, Germany and the Scottish Islands. Whilst travelling, he immerses himself in the different cultures which he encounters and collects an assortment of imagery which then inspires new bodies of work. It is often the combination of the beauty of natural landscapes coupled with the devastation caused by human intervention which fuel Adesina’s imagination and creativity; "Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and I wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species.”

 

 

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Ade Adesina RSA RGI

Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria 1980, is currently a full time artist who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was the Royal Scottish Academy, Artist in Residence at Glasgow Print Studio from 2013 to 2015. Previously he studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, from 2008, graduating in 2012. He combines his African cultural roots with his British culture, producing work that reflects on the past, present and the future.

 

Adesina creates large-scale linocuts and etchings which combine technical virtuosity with thought provoking themes and an acute sense of humour. His highly detailed prints are rich with political comment and observations. His work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world and how the human footprint is affecting our planet.
 
Adesina’s imagery often references his African roots with the regular appearance of native mammals and the iconic baobob tree, the ‘tree of life.’ These coexist with imagery from his hometown of Aberdeen and his wider travels, including whales, pandas, pheasants and grouse, skyscrapers, wind turbines, and oil rigs in his surreal mental landscape.

 

 

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June Carey RSW RGI PAI

June Carey began her art education in the 1960s at Glasgow School of Art. In 1982 she became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and began a lifelong love affair with printmaking. Discovering etching brought about a turning point in her work and career. The process of making an etching set her imagination free. Suddenly she had found her subject, and has been exhibiting her work widely throughout Britain and abroad since.
 
Carey's work is direct yet complex, full of hidden depths. Figures lie at its heart, but never alone. Recurring motifs include masks, heads, fish, birds, paper hats, icons, tattoos, keys, moons, hearts, wings and even the belching towers of Grangemouth, not too far from her Stirling home.
 
In recent years Carey has exhibited at Eton College Drawing School, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Tolbooth Gallery Stirling, Royal Scottish Academy of Arts, Bohun Gallery in Henley on Thames, and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art.

 

Her awards include The Bruce Finnie Award, Visual Artist Award: Forth Valley & Creative Scotland, Angus Council Purchase Prize, The Scottish Arts Council, European City of Culture Woman 2000 (First Prize), Dundee District Council Purchase Prize, British Council Assistance Grant, The Hope Scott Trust Award, Scottish Arts Club Award, McDonald Orr Ltd, Anne Redpath Award, BP Aberdeen Assistance Grant, Connell & Connell Sponsorship and, a Research Grant from the Scottish Arts Council, to visit India.

 

June Carey's work can be found in the collections of Eton College, Lady Thyne, Peter Gabriel, BBC Television, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Scottish Arts Council, Oxford University, Teachers Whisky, Highland Region, Edwins Gallery Jakarta, Barclay Lennie Fine Art Ltd, MacTaggart & Mickel Ltd. Eastern General Hospital, McDonald Orr Ltd, Dundee District Council, Arts in Fife and Private Collectors at home and abroad.

 

Co-publications of her prints include Glasgow Print Studio and Edinburgh Printmakers. Invitations include; Lecturing on her work in the UK, Iceland and Jakarta; for many years, selecting works for major Scottish Exhibitions; Scottish Arts Council selected visiting artist for schools in Scotland. She has been elected to serve on the councils for most of the major Scottish Societies since 1989.

 

 

Images (from top): Ade Adesina & June Carey, An Offer of Love, collaborative linocutprint, 2018. Ade Adesina, Every Hour.., woodcut, 92 x 61cm, 2018. June Carey, Quiet Waters Run Deep, 59 x 52cm, etching.

 

 

 

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You and your guest are invited to attend a preview of this exhibition on

Friday 08 June from 6pm - 8pm.

 

Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery

Exhibition Runs: 09 June - 01 July 2018
 

Allan Richardson is a Glasgow-based painter and printmaker. He has been a member of Glasgow Print Studio for around 15 years and describes his personal areas of interest as etching, mezzotint, collagraph and linocut.

 

"My subject matter is inspired by the beauty of our rich and diverse Scottish landscapes and the representation of everyday life in our city. Where possible I prefer to gather my source material from life and I can often be seen out and about with my easel and pencils sketching in the West End of Glasgow."

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to Printmaking

 

Beginners/Refresher
Evenings -
Wed 6th June - Wed 4th July plus Sunday 8th July 2018

New to printmaking? This course will explore several printing techniques including monoprinting, woodcut, screenprint and etching.


An introduction to the processes will begin with a visit to our Archive room, looking at examples from our collection. Prints by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Ken Currie, Christine Borland, Ashley Cook and Alasdair Gray are just some of the examples you can take a look at before trying the process for yourself through short taster evening sessions. One full day will be dedicated to etching.

6-9pm - 5 weeks (plus Sun 8th July 10am-5pm)

 

Cost:
Full: £145.00
Concession: £125.00

 

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Etching

 

Weekend - Beginners/Refresher

Saturday 16th June - Sunday 17th June 2018

Etching uses acid to cut images into a metal plate, which is then inked and printed through a press. Learn the basics and explore this technique using soft grounds, hard grounds and aquatint to produce richly textured images.

2 days - 10am-5pm

 

Cost:
Full: £145.00
Concession: £125.00

 

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Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

+44 (0)141 552 0704

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm. Admission free.

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