exhibitions & events 2014
Glasgow Print Studio, Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 6th – 29th June
Preview: Thursday 5th June (Trongate 103, 1st Thurs)
Damian Henry is an artist printmaker known for his distinctive figurative images of young couples as they go about their everyday life. His animal, bird, insect series is a new departure. He has had 20 solo shows, in the UK, US, & Canada.
This talented artist's crossings of style and influences from Leger to Picasso to comic strip characters creates an immediately appealing original vision.
Bob Buck, former Director, The Brooklyn Museum
Graphic works range from small monochrome etchings to large vibrant colourful monotypes. Etchings employ gentle, romantic, detailed imagery - flowers, girls, musicians. In contrast Henry's lino cuts are strong, bold, dramatic.
Damian Henry's beautiful art is the best way to add vibrancy to a damp day. He seems able to turn his hand to any figure or animal - tiger, horse, dog, cat, giraffe - all being conjured up by his deft skill. He makes it look easy, his people and creatures simple and eloquent, yet these fluent lines are the result of the time-consuming and difficult process of etching acid, aquatint or hacking into wood or lino and then printing. There’s no evidence of the toil involved, they seem effortlessly perfect.
Leyla Sanai, Scottish Art Critic
Image: Damian Henry, 'Frog', etching.