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Studio Update...

The past few months have been an intense and busy time. The Art of Collaboration is in full swing, but the work never ceases! 

The opening night of the show was a real success, and the gallery space was packed to bursting! A whirlwind of an evening, thank you to all who were there and those who have since paid a visit. You have until 19th May, if you are yet to see the work.

It is also worth noting, Dr Prerona Prasad - the excellent curator of the show - is holding free tours 'after hours’ on two further occasions, each session exploring a theme surrounding the exhibition. On Wednesday 3rd April, the evening will focus conversation upon the history of Screenprinting and its transition as an art form. Wednesday 17th April will explore originality and editioning of prints.

WEDS 3rd April 6PM: FROM LOW ART TO ART FORM

WEDS 17th April 6PM: ORIGINAL MULTIPLES

The exhibition was recently reviewed by Studio International, one of the world’s leading art journals. Boasting a worldwide readership with more than 200,000 readers a month and over 4.5 million page views a year, its undoubtedly a great feature. You can find and read the review following this link: https://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/kip-gresham-the-art-of-collaboration-review-heong-gallery-downing-college-cambridge

Back in The Studio, recent work includes new pieces with Willard Boepple. 6 days with the sculptor has produced 3 configurations of work exploring colour ways, paper surface and shape - the quintessential, three-dimensional and punchy forms have got us reeling to push further. ‘Underwrap’, ‘Fold’ and ‘Jug’ in construction from shades of deep purple, cyan and reds.

This week, work for Nigel Hall’s series continues. Appointed a month of the year, the 12 works already created are now being paired with poetry. The series has been an incredible journey so far, with approximately 90 colours, 1200 individual prints will result in an edition of 100 copies.


Commencing next week, we have the proofing of Anthony Green’s ‘The Clock. We also have John Carter’s print for Daedalus finished and ready for signing. Stay tuned for its release. Carter's show ’Sight Lines’ opens in just over a week at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. It runs 30 March - 9 June.

We have just heard that the new monograph Mali Morris: Painting, published by the RA, is now available. With a text by Sam Cornish and a preface by Mel Gooding, as well as some writings by the artist, this hardback book presents a survey of Morris’s work from the late 70s to the present day. A solo show of 27 early works On Paper is at the Tennant Gallery, Royal Academy, 28 March — 4 August 2019, and Mali Morris RA Selects is at the Collections Room Cabinet, Royal Academy, 6 April – 4 August 2019.

A few of her prints created with Kip in The Studio are in RA Collection;  Toussaint I ( 2014) is pictured above.

A few of her prints created with Kip in The Studio are in RA Collection; Toussaint I (2014) is pictured above.

“What I love about a painting is the way it becomes a world, another world that moves you and draws you in.”

 

Mali Morris: Painting can be purchased from the RA Shop for £30, and a limited edition of 50, including a print, is available for £450. You can find a link here: https://shop.royalacademy.org.uk/mali-morris-hb