Christine Upton – The Carved Line Exhibition.
If you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen my sharing of the current Print exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre (BAC) which showcases a retrospective of the amazing works by artist and printmaker Christine Upton.
I had the absolute pleasure of visiting this exhibition with Carole Osmotherly (Silk Artist) last week. This spectacular body of work is an array of subject matter that not only intrigues but gives new consideration into what part of the art process is defined as the end result.
By not only exhibiting the print form of the art, but also utilising the print plates resulting in 3D Sculptural works and then further extension of the plates in print form, Christine has resulted in what I believe to be a body of work that is completely inspirational.
Within this beautiful exhibition are examples of small format art, but in addition to this is large scaled works that have been derived from the transformation of the printing plates to enable further extension of the subject matter within her practice.
An award winning artist who is very generous with her time in sharing her art practice, Christine kindly spent a lot of time speaking of and sharing her work practice and methods. To ensure that you take everything in you may want to put a fair amount of time aside to appreciate the exhibition. There are over 200 works on exhibit here. It is an absolute lovely way to spend a morning. You can also meet Christine this Sunday at the Meet the Artist event at 3pm, at the BAC, in Belconnen Canberra.
My personal favourite? Well, if you know my work, it won’t surprise you when I nominate the artwork “Flustered” – a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in flight. The intricate line work is just amazing as is the amount of energy the work radiates as the title suggests.
There truly is something for everyone here. This exhibition invites you to consider the amount of time, detail and processes that printmaking entails, the possibilities of the printmaking process while also highlighting the value of printing plates as an artwork in their own right.
To read more about the process of this exhibition and her very clever way of hanging this amazing array of works please visit her website: http://www.christineupton.com/printmaking-exhibition.html
This is the last week of the exhibition; Christine will be present at the BAC on this Sunday April 12, 2015.
For more information please visit: http://www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/thecarvedline.html
This is such an interesting exhibition – I hope you get time to visit and enjoy it too ~ K
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