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exhibitions & events 2013

Claire Forsyth

Claire Forsyth
Glasgow Print Studio, Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 5th - 28th July 2013

Preview: Thursday 4th July 6pm-8pm (Trongate 103, 1st Thursday)

Process | Study - Claire Forsyth

New work by featured artist Claire Forsyth, made on a residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop, New York (supported by Creative Scotland).

Responding to a set of new technical & environmental conditions, each image is informed by the one before. The surface of the print bed transfers to the picture plane. The ink-spattered packing tape stripped from a freshly printed screen, becomes the subject of the print that follows. The emulsion trough that coated the screen becomes the subject of the print as well as the object that produced it. A squeegee drips with uncaught ink. Images are formed spontaneously, then captured in a grid of halftone dots.

An investigation of process, sequentiality, procedures, tactility and the formal elements of print, Process | Study is a series of studies that explores how ‘things which are necessary to printmaking become interesting in themselves’ 1

 1 Jasper Johns quoted in ‘The Contemporary Print', Susan Tallman, Thames & Hudson 1996.


Artist Talk & Workshop Demonstration

Saturday 27th July 2013    during Merchant City Festival weekend

Come along to an informal gallery discussion with artist and workshop manager, Claire Forsyth and discover how Claire’s beautifully crafted images are conceived.

Awarded an International Research and Development grant from Creative Scotland, Claire recently spent a month long residency at the Women’s Studio workshop in New York. She will discuss the residency and how the time spent there has impacted on her new work currently on show. This will be followed by a demonstration in the main printmaking workshop exploring the processes employed by the artist.

Where: Ground floor Gallery & Workshop 

Time: 1.00pm- 2.00pm FREE

Image: Claire Forsyth, 'Process Study I', screenprint in an edition of 5, 56 x 76cm.


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