over 20 artists, all members of the association York Printmakers have submitted work for this online exhibition. The show starts now, and more images will be added daily
as a response to the Distancing measures, Pyramid Gallery is open only to one person or group at a time. Hence, we cannot have an opening. So, here is the show, for you, from the comfort of your sofa and laptop, or mobile device. Oh how things have changed, and so much technology has been developed and embraced!
Here’s the thing…. if you are enjoying looking at pictures on a screen, do you need them on your wall?
Of course you do…. on the screen you can only properly see one at a time. There is no creative effort on your part, so you cannot feel part of the creative process that is art. When you position pictures on the wall, you are engaging with the space (your space) and the artwork. You are creating a new artwork from those two elements. You are the artist, just as much as the creator of the artwork you have purchased and the designer of the building. Your are not merely a purchaser of someone else’s work, but are a fundamental part of the creative community that creates art.
Artists need you. You give affirmation of their artist endeavour. You inspire them to create more art. You enable them to be artists. The art is not complete until it has been chosen and arranged in it’s space.
For this show, Pyramid Gallery has lowered it’s commission. More of the purchase price is going to the artist and the artist is going to supply the artwork to you directly. Pyramid Gallery will not be displaying the work in the gallery. But we would love to know how you display the work when you place it in you house. Please send us pictures and we will put those on here as well.
We are all in this Corona thing together. Hopefully art and creativity can help us all through. Thank you for looking at this web page.
Terry and the Pyramid Gallery team, and all the wonderful artists in York. July 2020
Founded in 2015, York Printmakers are a diverse group of local printmakers sharing a passion for print. Members use a variety of printmaking techniques, including lino and wood cuts, collagraphs, screen printing and etching. They produce original limited edition prints, covering a wide range of subject matter, with styles varying from illustrative to abstract. Read more www.yorkprintmakers.org.uk
Below are a few images of the process of linocut printing in the studio of Carrie Lyall……
‘Hive Mind’ with gouges and the lino