Glasgow Print Studio, First Floor Gallery & Trongate 103 Foyer
Glasgow Print Studio, founded in 1972, is now an acclaimed centre of excellence in fine art printmaking. The centre features the work of local and international artists, promoting contemporary and innovative printmaking through supporting artists, exhibitions, learning and conservation.
Until September 17 an original and very interesting display of modern and contemporary woodcut prints is available to view at the Glasgow Print Studio. CUT is described as a ‘celebration of the woodcut technique’. The display features artists such as Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Martin Boyce, Grayson Perry, Adrian Wiszniewski and Peter Howson. There are many thought-provoking and diverse pieces featured in this exhibition, it’s a truly original and exciting array of prints. Woodcut is one of the oldest methods of printmaking, it’s based on the principle of cutting or gouging away part of the surface of a block so that the image area to be printed stands out in relief to form a printing surface. Originating in the East in the 8th century, the technique arrived in Europe around the 13th century, though the western tradition of woodcut is often said to have culminated in the late 15th century with the highly detailed work of Albrecht Dürer.
CUT showcases the very wide range of possibilities offered within the technique; from the tradition to the more modern and inventive.