Penfold making prints

Mr Penfold has been in the studio make 4 editions based on his cigarette motif spray paintings. Tim worked at the print studio for 7 years but now lives and works in Bristol. His work has been shown recently at the Graffiti Life Gallery in London, No Walls Gallery in Brighton and he will be showing at a new gallery in Denver in the fall. You can buy his work here: . 

It’s good to have him back, if only for a few days.

Kip in Belfast

This week Kip has been at The University of Ulster as an artist in residence during the Festival of Art & Design.

Working with staff members Bill Penney and Janet Preston he has made two Drypoints , Singularity 1 and Singularity 2 also a triptych screenprint, Solvach.

He gave a talk on collaboration on Thursday.

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 11th February, 6.00 - 8:30 pm

Exhibition Run: 12th February - 28th March

Maddox Arts is delighted to announce the opening of Willard Boepple’s The Sense of Things, an exhibition uniting a broad selection of work by the celebrated, New York-based artist. By placing recent work alongside that of historical pieces the exhibition traces the artist’s trajectory over several decades, following the ebb and flow of his attentions and hopes to present a rounded picture of a career dedicated to the formation of an intuitive, visual language all of his own.

At a first glance the viewer may be challenged to find commonality amongst the different modes and styles utilized by the artist but as Karen Wilkin observes in a recent monograph of the artist’s work published by Lund Humphries:

“The connection between thing and person— proves to be the conceptual thread that links this apparently omnivorous artist’s sources. What all of Boepple’s diverse stimuli have in common is that they are things used, manipulated, or inhabited in some way by human beings” 

So we see it is a preoccupation with the anatomy of everyday objects that distinguishes the artist’s oeuvre. By recasting the form of such objects we are invited to reappraise their purpose and glimpse a beauty beyond their common functionality. The utilization of the materials and production methods more commonly associated with industry and design further reinforces our sense of ambiguity towards these objects, as the familiar is recast with a sense of mystery. As the artist himself remarks of his relationship with his artistic forbears:

“Abstract sculpture removed itself from the figure via the Minimalists…It was such an extreme step. By getting back to what the body uses, I can deal with the world we build around us— things like tables and chairs that are part of our visual vocabulary.”

Together the exhibition offers a portrait of an artist, who has consistently found harmony in his surroundings, and who’s work offers us a vision of a world of sentient things who’s real value far outstrips their worldly necessity.

Willard Boepple was born in Bennington, Vermont in 1945, and grew up in Berkeley, California. He studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1963), the University of California at Berkeley (1963-64), RISD (1967) and CUNY City College (1968). After teaching at Bennington College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he returned to New York, where he has lived for over thirty years. He has exhibited widely here and abroad, at galleries including Acquavella, André Emmerich, Tricia Collins and Broadbent Gallery, London. His work belongs to such noted institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Storm King Art Center and The Fitz William Museum in Cambridge, UK. Boepple served as chairman of the Triangle Artists’ Workshop for twenty years, an artist residency program that he helped replicate in Africa and the Caribbean.

The exhibition will coincide with the release of The Sense of Things by Karen Wilkin publsihed by Lund Humpries with a forward by Michael Fried, copies of which will be available from the gallery.

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Mali Morris A new edition, Bridge, is just completed. A 10 colour screenprint. For more details check the website or Printed Editions.

We recently finished a new edition for The London Police. The Screenprint will be release at their London solo show this Thursday.   
  Images of the print to come soon.  
  ‘It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hurt’     
 By The London Police 
 10.05.13 - 26.05.13 
 They’re comin’ home, They’re comin’ home, They’re comin’, TLP is comin’ home! 

 And so it’s back to East London again for UK exports: 'The London Police,’ for their first solo art show in England since 2009. 

 This time around, the Amsterdam based lads have themed their show around sports and games… And although they have totally mistimed their sterling effort of jumping on the Olympic bandwagon, the Essex born duo have produced a slick show of considered artworks and designer sport products. 

 For inspiration, TLP have leaned on the memories of their athletic exploits growing up: The times when a pool cue was for the pursuit of sporting excellence not for finding someone who owed you money and whacking them around the face. The days when a cricket bat was for hitting sixes into Mrs. Norrington’s back garden before you smacked a ball through your mum’s greenhouse, blamed it on your brother, and had to wait for Dad to come home to give you both a couple of wallops with a rolled up Daily Mail… Aaaaah, sport. Memories.  

 Alongside canvas originals, TLP has produced an exclusive range of limited edition, designer pool cues and hand drawn cricket bats.  The games theme continues with a unique painted vintage Monopoly board and photography from TLP’s city-wide Monopoly Street Art installations in London. Attendees at the private view will also have a chance to try their hand at a lucky dip and win prizes by competing on a handmade, wooden, ball-bearing maze game. Four of these very limited edition games will also be for sale.  After a serious injury involving a finger and a wood saw, production of these maze games (and the aforesaid mentioned finger) were 'cut short' so to speak…as they say, It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt…

Stephen Chambers: Installation shots of ‘The Big Country’.

This is what we made with Stephen between June and September.

As Paul Huxley says in the introduction to the catalogue “Artists sometimes reach a point in their lives when they must attempt a great work ….. that sums up their experience of the world from where they stand at that moment”. Well, here it is and, even though he would not say it for himself, it is magnificent. 

Part 6 of the Royal Academy Artists’ Laboratory series.

Currently on show at the R.A. and continues until December 2nd.

It is a screenprint on 78 sheets, each 56 x 76cm. Printed on Somerset T.P. 300gsm.

Published by the artist in an edition of 6 with 4 artist’s proofs.

The exhibition includes 'Trouble Meets Trouble’, a big group of etchings with chine colle and the artist’s book 'Portrait of a pre-caffeinated mind’.  

A catalogue with an insightful essay by Rod Mengham is available.