Monument: large lithographs from Harewood House

Woods, C (2014) Monument: large lithographs from Harewood House. Mascalls Gallery, Kent, 8 March - 31 May 2014.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Woods, C
Abstract: The industrial process of lithography is being turned on its head by BSAD Research Fellow and leading British painter Clare Woods, to produce large-scale one-off works using a diesel powered road roller. The four monumental prints in this exhibition (running 8 March to 31 May at Mascalls Gallery in Kent) are inspired by alabaster tombs on the Harewood House estate in Yorkshire. At first the artist’s marks seem to map the natural forms of a landscape, but the lines of a sculpted face soon begin to appear. The women of these ancient tombs are renamed by Woods with the titles of songs by Leonard Cohen, Billy Bragg, The Smiths and Jarvis Cocker. Suzanne, Shirley, Sylvia and Sheila become timeless figures. The walls of the gallery are filled with what may be the largest ever lithographic prints. These are being exhibited alongside preparatory drawings and photographs, for the first time.
Date: 2014
Event Location: Mascalls Gallery, Kent
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:34
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