| Follow-ed (after Hokusai)
The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art campus, Park Avenue, Winchester, UK.
22 February – 10 March 2011
Follow-ed (after Hokusai), curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler, is on now show until 10th March 2011 at The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art campus, Park Avenue, Winchester, UK. This exhibition forms part of Print Matters, a group of three exhibitions, each related to artists’ publications at the University of Southampton. Winchester Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm. Admission free.
Print Matters is the title for a group of three exhibitions, each related to artists’ publications at the University of Southampton. These range from seminal artists’ books produced in the 1960s, a homage to the books of Edward Ruscha, through to the contemporary zine made by Graphic Arts students at Winchester School of Art. A visual journey through the artist’s book, curated by Linda Newington, takes place in the Special Collections Gallery on Level 4 of the Hartley Library. This exhibition is grouped around four themes: beginnings, narratives, interventions and constructions. Follow-ed (after Hokusai) is an exhibition of books inspired by the American artist Edward Ruscha, collected and curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler, on show in the Winchester Gallery. Zines, curated by James Branch and Ciu Su, is displayed in the Level 4 Gallery, Hartley Library. Related activities are taking place both in the Hartley Library and at Winchester School of Art..
The invitation to run the workshops and show the exhibition was offered after staff from the AKI/ArtEZ in Enschede attended Tom’s laser-cutting symposium in Bristol last September and purchased a Trotec laser cutter demonstrated by the Trotec company. The workshops experimented with using the laser cutter to accurately engrave and cut porcelain paper for sculptural books. This was an unexpected development, utilising the laser to etch fine text and image into unfired or pre-fired, glazed pieces allows different layers of colour and transparency to be cut accurately for delicate works which would be unachievable by hand, into substrates as thin as 0.5 mm.
Locations: The Hartley Library, which houses the Special Collections Gallery and the Level 4 Gallery, is on the east side of University Road, on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus. The Winchester Gallery is on the University’s Winchester School of Art campus, Park Avenue, Winchester. Maps and travel information are available on the University website: www.soton.ac.uk
A visual journey through the artist’s book and Zines run until 25th March 2011. The Special Collections Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm and the Level 4 Gallery is open during Library opening hours. See the website for details (www.soton.ac.uk). Follow-ed (after Hokusai) runs from 2nd February to 10th March 2011 and the Winchester Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm.