GROUNDED

Henry Moore – John Piper – Graham Sutherland

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West Yorkshire Print Workshop Gallery

14 February – 4 April 2015

Private View: Friday 13 February 2015, 6pm – 8pm (all welcome)

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Henry Moore, Three Reclining Figures, 1971

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We are extremely pleased to announce the details of our forthcoming exhibition GROUNDED, which brings to West Yorkshire a carefully selected collection of prints by three of the most prolific and revered British artists of the last century- Henry Moore, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. The exhibition draws together lithographs, etchings and screen prints produced between 1950 and 1986, which expose the artists’ shared interest in metamorphosis and desire to fuse the characteristics of the human form with those of the natural landscape.

Whilst striving to capture and distil the essence of human presence throughout the post-war period, printmaking became a way for these three artists to test their ideas, which often involved blurring the boundaries between anthropomorphic figuration and geological study. This display at West Yorkshire Print Workshop will serve to present the disparate outcomes of such trials, and celebrate the expressive potential they each found in cultivating ambiguity between figure and ground.

All prints will be available to purchase and range between £500 and £3000.

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Accompanying events

Drawing Through Printmaking– Weekend Course with printmaker Shelley Burgoyn  Saturday 7 March – Sunday 8 March 2015 – £125.00

Waterless Lithography: An Introduction– Day Course with artist Sue Baker-Kenton   Saturday 21 March 2015 – £60.00

The Rock

Graham Sutherland, The Rock, 1974

 

 West Yorkshire Print Workshop  75A Huddersfield Road Mirfield WF14 8AT

Opening hours Monday – Friday: 10.30am – 6pm

Late night opening: until 10pm Tuesdays

Saturdays: 10.30am – 3pm

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