DULWICH MARCH 2014

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arts & culture Sally RENDEL

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on David Hockney

Hockney’s prints, particularly his illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (1969), inspire my drawing and current forays into printmaking. I particularly love the fineness and quality of the lines: in some these are used to build wonderful depths of tone; in others their sparseness is atmospheric. The characters, perfectly pitched to the dark undertones of the stories, are freakish. Depicted behind glass, eggshell, fish skin and ice, riding spoons and tearing themselves into pieces, they are intriguingly scary. To me, these works are a sort of fusion of Albrecht Dürer’s craft with David Shrigley’s oddness.

KATHERINE JONES, MAGENTA STRIP, COLLAGRAPH AND BLOCK-PRINT

Katherine JONES

on Prunella Clough SALLY RENDEL, SUNHAT AND TUTU, 2013, INK ON PAPER

SAORI PARRY, UNDERTOW (BLUE) ETCHING

Celine MARCHBANK

on Mark Rothko

I’m inspired by work which generates intense emotions, so for me there is no one more inspirational than Mark Rothko. Walk into a room filled with his large dark paintings and you can feel the intense presence in that room straight away; it’s enough to give you a headache. I love his simple approach and technique, and I try to take this approach with my photography. I’ve always thought it’s what you leave out of an image that is just as important as what you put in. I try to show just enough to tell a story.

Saori PARRY

on Janet Cardiff

Sound challenges my reality. It evokes another world beyond what I am seeing. Where am I? What lies beneath here? Janet Cardiff’s audio work, The Missing Voice (Case Study B), has been an inspiration for my practice. Cardiff’s work sits in-between reality and a ficticious world created by her. By evoking a sense of sound within my two dimensional work I try to capture the liminal space between two notions: reality and fiction, oneself and one’s mirror image, the surface and the beyond.

CELINE MARCHBANK, UNTITLED, FROM THE SERIES TULIP, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT

The artist Prunella Clough is a firm favourite of mine. Apart from being recognised as one of the most important abstract painters of the 20th Century, she also had an uninhibited approach to materials. She rightly drew no distinction between the traditional tools of her trade and the miscellany of everyday materials as long as the final image worked. Clough’s attitude to image making is important to me as an artist who works in the under-represented fine art practice of printmaking and likes to revise traditional material and formal rules.

Admission free. Children welcome. Friday 4 – Sunday 6 April, open 10am – 6pm Monday 7 April by appointment only w Full list of twelve exhibitors: Michelle Avison, Lucy Bainbridge, Hen Coleman, Dickon Drury, Katherine Jones, Fran Giffard, Simon Lawson, Philippa Merrett, Saori Parry, Sally Rendel, Celine Marchbank and Jessica Moxham.

The Old Cycle Club, 93 Choumert Road (5 mins. walk from Peckham Rye station); theoldcycleclub.com

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