Fourseen Exhibition – Mike Allison Workshop
Mike Allison is exhibiting work from two strands of printmaking that he has explored. The first set is a relief series of prints made using engraving and linocut processes. Inspired by the fin de siècle film making of Georges Méliès, these prints explore the dream like imagery and symbolism infused in many of these early films. The original films have been subsequently hand coloured and the bright, vaudevillian palette has informed Mike’s vibrant linocuts.
A second series of much subtler and more muted prints is also on display. In these prints Mike has used the original printmaking processes of drypoint and monotype to create work that explores the Midlands landscape, focussing upon light, the time of the day and a sense of place. Mike enjoys investigating ‘thickets’ of complex patterns within the landscape. The medium of monotype means each print is unique with the prints labelled ‘EV’, meaning edition varies. These prints are very close to drawing and painting, with each print worked on individually and evolving organically according to the vagaries and mishaps of the original printmaking process.
Workshop printing without a press with Mike in the Gallery on Monday 17th April.
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The Gallery will be open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm each week, and the first Sunday in each month, 11am to 4pm.