PRISM PRINT INTERNATIONAL
for the love of art - for the love of humanity
Prism invited to be a key exhibitor at the IXth Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, 2017
– AND WE WELCOME TWO MORE EXCITING ARTISTS into Prism's international exchange project!
Having just had the pleasure of welcoming distinguished artists Sumi Perera and Norman McBeath into Prism's exhibiting programme we are now delighted to announce two more exciting artists have joined us: Jurjen Ravenhorst from the Netherlands, and Haruko Cho from Tokyo who, apart from her exhibiting around the globe, is also the extremely energetic curator of Tokyo's B-gallery in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district.
Jurjen Ravenhorst has been a very active printmaker and teacher in the Netherlands for many years, and is principally interested in the art of stone lithography. He has exhibited all over the world.
With a perhaps characteristically 'European' sensibility towards graphic represenations and formalism he has recently taken to making diptychs where separate sheets of etching and lithographic prints are married in a single work. This highlights intrinsic differences in tactile surface qualities, but also raises stirrring questions about the meanings carried by the methodologies, compounded by the differing graphic languages which might seem to be implicit in the opposing techniques.
Haruko Cho exhibits very widely and has won numerous prizes, including at the Krakow Triennial. Her very physical works explore the possibilities inherent within a tightly constrained focus on reforming her 'B-cushions', which she makes and then twists and binds, and through printing onto rough Lokta Nepalese papers.The 'jittering' linear backgrounds introduce an air of ambiguity which propels the images into a provocative monumentality.
Haruko is also highly motivated regarding her efforts to encourage international artistic exchanges and uses her Tokyo B-gallery extensively for that purpose.
The noted Scottish artist Norman McBeath is best known for his remarkable photographs of the famous and powerful, with fifty portraits at the National Portrait Galleries of London and Edinburgh.
But he is also a fine exponent of the regrettably now uncommon art of photogravure. We are delighted to be able to show his examples of this technique alongside the many different processes we elucidate in our exhibitions, and we are even more delighted to be showing the expressive work of this important Scottish creative artist whose poetic sensitivity to people and places is both sophisticated and deeply moving.
We are delighted to announce that the Sri Lankan-born British artist Sumi Perera has accepted our invitation to exhibit her complex process-driven work with us. Again it is a great foil to work of our other associates, revealing and explicating the underlying ethos.
Sumi had an early interest in architecture but elected to study medicine, becoming a doctor before capitulating to the pull of making creative work originally exploring the book form, and usually employing some form of experimental printmaking.
Sumi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and maintains a very busy schedule of exhibiting nationally and internationally.
Tetsuya Noda - Diary April 9th,15 -Woodblock, mimeograph, silkscreen. 54 x 54cm - 2015
Stanley Jones – Zenobia – Lithograph 57 x 3 9.5/60.5 x 42.5cm Ed46/50 -1970
"A fantastic selection of work - the best exhibition of printing I have seen"
– Visitor to Prism 5, London
Nigel Oxley - Pt. 1. The Muhlberg Suite: Look At Me And Remember - Multiple process, 60 x 51 cms - 2016
Prism will be at the IXth Engraving Exhibition in the Santa Maria della Pietà in Cremona, Italy, September 24 - October 29, 2017!
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The Current Roster of Artists Exhibited by Prism
Norman McBeath: Ibis, Edition of 30 Image 165mm x 165mm, paper 400mm x 300mm (Somerset velvet white 300gsm) Photogravure
Sumi Perera, Rebuilding the Unbuilt [Y Block] (i) (2014).Intaglio.
Vladimiro Elvieri and Maria Chiara Toni (associate artists of Prism), for many years the driving forces behind the Cremona Biennale, also called L'Arte e il Torchio, have generously invited Prism to show the works of our associates at the IXth Engraving Exhibition in Cremona in 2017. We are very excited indeed and extremely grateful to them for this wonderful opportunity!
IX INTERNATIONAL ENGRAVING EXHIBITION – CREMONA 2017 September 24th – October 29th, 2017
CREMONA, Centro culturale “Santa Maria della Pietà” piazza Giovanni XXIII
MASTERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: Picasso, Chagall, Miró, Hayter, Music, Clavé, Tàpies
A historical section that presents forty works by some of the greatest exponents of the modern art history, coming from important private collections of Cannes (Michelle Champetier Gallery) and Paris (Denise Frélaut, director of the famous Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut in Montmartre). www.mchampetier.com
THE SECRET GESTURE
Reserved to the most important Italian and foreign contemporary artists who are distinguished for the quality of their art graphics research. Forty works of medium and large format, in which the engraved sign becomes a communicative gesture.
PRISM 8 “Connections”
Seventy works created with various graphic techniques by 36 artists members of the Prism Print International of London, coming from seven countries: United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, China, South Korea. Itinerary show in Europe and Asia. www.prismprintinternational.com
EX-LIBRIS CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI;
A significant collection of ex-libris and small graphic of Italian and foreign artists, dedicated to the figure and works of the great composer and musician from Cremona, in the 450th anniversary of the birth (1567). Show in collaboration with AIE-Associazione Italiana Ex-libris and Liceo Musicale “Riccardo Malipiero” of Varese.
An educational workshop will be active in the same center, and will be open to visitors and school groups (by appointment) with theoretical and practical lessons on the printmaking techniques.
A color general catalog (Ita./Eng.), with texts by Gianluca Galimberti, Renzo Margonari, Vladimiro Elvieri, John Read, Matteo Mainardi, complete with technical data sheets on the main methods of engraving, will be published by Association Incisione Senza Confini.
Orari / Hours
Dal martedì al sabato / From Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30-12.30 / 15-18
Domenica / Sunday: 10-12.30 / 14.30-18 Ingresso libero / Free entry
Lunedì chiuso / Monday closed
Info: Associazione INCISIONE SENZA CONFINI (no profit) Cod.Fisc. 93059680194
C.so Vacchelli 51, 26100 Cremona, Italy
Tel. 0372 30410 - 3402244963
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Jurjen Ravenhorst and Haruko Cho join recent new exhibitors Norman McBeath and Sumi Perera in Prism's exhibiting programme! (See further down this page)
PRISM will showcase works, alongside works from the Belfast Print Workshop, at the Belfast Oriel Gallery in November 2018.
PRISM will exhibit Polish and Italian approaches to intaglio/planographic lino and engraving on plastics in Tokyo's B-gallery April 2019
Jurjen Ravenhorst - Diptych III, lithography 2015, 50,7 x 46,3 cm, edition 12-
Haruko Cho - B-Cushion #14. Risograph on hand-made paper
Vladimiro Elvieri and Maria Chiara Toni - Photo:Marta Di Donna