'Beauty in Art' and 'My printmaking techniques' by the celebrated artist Anita Klein PPRE Hon RWS
Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)
This talk given by contemporary artist and printmaker, Anita Klein, who is a Fellow and Past President of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, will first focus on the subject of 'Beauty in art' and be followed by a second session on the various printmaking techniques that Anita uses.
It is part of a series of FREE lectures that is open to the public during the course of Underexposed: Female Artists and the Medium of Print exhibition, which runs from 16 May to 19 June 2014.
The exhibition opens:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (except 23 May), 9am to 5pm
Thursday, 9am to 8pm
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
FREE admission, disabled access.
Underexposed will survey the ways in which prominent female artists have used the medium of print over the last two centuries (and beyond). It will feature painters and sculptors, and highlight how print relates to their primary focus. It will also look at those who are or have been printmakers first and foremost, and why they have chosen to work in that particular artistic medium. At the same time, the exhibition will examine the different types of prints, as well as the different subject matter chosen by the various female artists represented.
The exhibition concept has received a lot of support from professional curators in both national and local institutions and in higher education. We feel it is an opportunity to educate both the art-going public and students on the importance of the print medium in western art history, and to celebrate the artistic achievements of female artists overall.
Artists include: Alison Wilding RA, Alyson Hunter, Ana Maria Pacheco, Anita Klein PPRE Hon RWS, Anne Desmet RA, Anya Gallacio, Barbara Hepworth DBE, Berthe Morisot, Beryl Cook OBE, Bridget Riley CH CBE, Charlotte Cornish, Charlotte Hodes, Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Dawn Cole, Diana Ghisi, Dorothea Tanning, Eileen Cooper RA, Eileen Lawrence, Elisabeth Frink DBE RA, Elizabeth Magill, Ethel Spowers, Gillian Carnegie, Gwen Raverat, Joan Mitchell, Leonora Carrington OBE, Liliane Lijn, Lill Tschudi, Louise Bourgeois, Lucy Farley, Mary Cassatt, Paula Rego DBE, Prunella Clough, Rose Hilton, Sandra Blow RA, Sarah Hardacre, Sarah Lucas, Sonia Delaunay, Susie Hamilton, Tess Jaray RA, Thérèse Oulton, Tracey Emin CBE RA and Valerie Thornton.
Talking about the exhibition, Anita says:
"Like many artists I became addicted to printmaking for the variety of marks the various techniques allowed me to make. On leaving the Slade and becoming a mother, simple printmaking techniques enabled me to continue to practise as an artist alongside caring for my children. The immediacy and domestic scale of printmaking has always felt appropriate for my subject matter, the celebration of daily life. Like many women artists, my artistic style has often been at odds with prevailing fashions for large-scale grand statements and masculine bravura. So when I was invited to participate in this interesting exhibition I was delighted to accept. I commend these students on their bravery in bringing together such a diverse range of artists and in perceiving our underlying connection."
When & Where
Exhibition and events co-curated by Frances Chiverton and Lynne Dickens
Frances and Lynne are both mature Art History students at the University of Kent, who are co-curating this exciting exhibition. Their aim is to celebrate female artists' achievements and raise the awareness of the subject of the fine art print.