Prints by Henrietta Corbett, Jane Stobart, Sandy Sykes and Helen Wilde.
This exhibition features work by four award-winning painter-printmakers new to North House Gallery. Each of them highly trained, with years of continuous practice under their belts, they could hardly be more different in terms of inspiration, sensibility, subject matter and techniques.
Henrietta Corbett is inspired by the rural landscapes of Leicestershire, where she lives, and South West Ireland, where she has been awarded several residencies at the Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat in Co. Kerry. The beauty of animal tracks, black peat fields and erosion of weather beaten land she absorbs into her abstracted interpretations of the landscape.
Jane Stobart’s inspiration is people at work. Drawings from extensive residencies in a variety of locations, including sewage pumping stations, building sites and the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, are developed into prints which encapsulate her experiences. She is a lecturer at Goldsmiths College and the author of Printmaking for Beginners and Drawing Matters.
Sandy Sykes, an internationally recognised printmaker, is interested in the natural world and the posturings of animals and humans within it. She transforms her observations into an astonishing range of work from large double sided palimpsests incorporating texts from Cormac McCarthy to witty gravures of shooting cowboys demonstrating the lunacy of war.
Helen Wilde, after her MA at the Royal College of Art, was awarded the two year Rome Scholarship in Printmaking and won Christies’ Inaugural Prize at the Pick of the Graduate Work Exhibition. A prolific but reclusive artist, she has portrayed her eventful, sometimes difficult, life with raw and rare honesty but also with humour.
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