After last years hectic exhibition program I am creative wise flat-lining, a good time to read, to wander around and perhaps discover things and play with bits and pieces in my studio just for fun. That kind of aimless break is really important.
The above does not mean that nothing is happening of course.
First I got a print, We’re all bleeding 9 in this year’s RA Summer show, and soon my prizewinning print White Collar Black Man which was acquired by the V&A Print collection will be included in their exhibition Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture.
In the meantime the newly opened Whitworth Art Gallery has accepted a gift of 10 of my prints for their wonderful collection, something which had been brewing for awhile now.
And last but least Absence & Presence a printmaking response to the bombing of Al Mutanabbi street an inspiring project started by the bookseller and poet Beau Beausoleil is touring in the US.
Curiously enough I made a tiny edition of an artist book using some text from the Book of lists by the 10th C Bagdad bookseller Ibn al Nadim, a contemporary of the poet al Mutanabbi.
My book will hopefully be outed soon, watch this space.
8 June- 16 August 2015
Summer Exhibition, exhibit no 668
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1
27 July 2015 – 26 February 2016
Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture
Displays, Gallery 88a
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
till 30 Sep. 2015
Absence and Presence, a printmakers response to the bombing of al Mutanabbi street
Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002
28 August- 23 October 2015
Absence and Presence, a printmakers response to the bombing of al Mutanabbi street.
Curry College in Massachusetts.
Curry College, 1017 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, MA 02186, US
The Whitworth Art Gallery
The University of Manchester
Oxford road, Manchester M15 6ER