I was away for the opening, but popped in today to see the latest neo:artists' offering - their national print prize exhibition. An amazing range of work, not nearly all etchings, not nearly all screenprints - either of which can happen. Instead, plenty of variety and surely something for everyone. I've only had a brief look so far (when do I ever do otherwise?) and like all sorts (and find remarkably few where I wonder why. Just why). Perhaps a bit heavy on photographic imagery? Perhaps not, maybe they were just quite closely grouped. As ever, website images can make some works look better than in reality and others look worse, but here are a few of my favourites - no weightings as to more or less favourite, just a range:
Susie Liddle's 'Yesteryear IV' (cyanotype). A perfect bum, no doubt, but it's the crackle effect I like.
Dan Booth's 'A dayglow autumn in Owlers Wood (screenprint). It manages to be photographic yet not.
Ross Loveday's 'Washing of the Water' (drypoint and carborundum). Very atmospheric.
Jennifer Fenner's 'Rose and petals' (Screenprint again). Too pretty for some people? I still liked it.
Anita Henderson's 'Looking Down' (gum arabic transfer). Again, photographic but transformed into something more.
I make prints and book arts, though nowhere near as often as I'd like - no good reason, just an inability to get on with things. I occasionally go on about landscape (with which I am mildly obsessed) and various of its elements, and I like to pass comment on exhibitions I visit.