With Kevin Holdaway's (mostly) linocut exhibition in Stockport, which I eventually reached this week, days or possibly hours before it closed (of course), things turned out to be reassuringly the other way round. I had been reluctant to go - not my sort of imagery, all looking rather too photographic and very flat - but decided that it was unfair to do the equivalent of judge the book by its cover (um, though I do do that). So I went.
And as I said, the actual prints were a great improvement on the computer images. Still not many of them my sort of thing, still more photograph-y than not, but no longer flat and very much more interesting than I had expected. Holdaway's cutting and registration skills are obviously phenomenal (not so very surprising, he's a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, for which I assume you have to be pretty good) and the amazing intricacy of his work is something I don't associate with linocut. Message to self - don't be so quick to pre-judge in future.