Ray Richardson: Country Got Soul
Glasgow Print Studio, First Floor Gallery Exhibition
Running from May 19 – July 9
Ray Richardson returns to Glasgow this summer with a blockbuster exhibition of cinematic paintings and prints.
Richardson was first invited to produce prints at Glasgow Print Studio in 1991 when he made etchings and lithographs depicting his hallmark south east London characters in everyday situations. He has since made over 30 editions and had 2 solo shows at GPS.
Going on display as a full suite for the first time is a new series of panoramic-format screenprints editioned at GPS entitled Lucky 7. This new series typifies the cinematic quality, vitality and drama that are hallmarks of Richardson’s carefully-observed figurative reflections. The narrative within the print is set up by the artists observational and drawing skills working with witty titles to reveal a twist in the tale or imply an underlying tragic humour. Unlike his older prints there is not a comic element to these, but rather sense that something disturbing has taken place, is about to happen or is occurring ‘off screen’.