Highlights include new work from Dan Baldwin demonstrating his desire to push the boundaries of printmaking. The Flood is an exploration of the power of nature; both its impressive beats and the force of wind and waves whereas ‘Anomie’ is contradictory; the happy warm colour draws you in, but the imagery is dark and disconcerting. Lucy Farley’s new screen prints are inspired by places of interest and history. Her aim is to build up a record of time, spirit and changing feelings of each place. Based on her original drawings she uses an array of mediums, which allows the work to evolve and become abstracted into something new. Introducing Edy Ferguson who uses imagery from both high and low culture, drawing references from film, rock music and the spirit of punk. Her work invites the viewer to question the power and purpose of art and highlights the coexistence of multiple and contradictory points of view in our experience of reality.
Whether it’s the splendour of screen-printing or the elegance of etching Rostra Gallery will show you the best of the current printmaking scene. Contemporary Printmaking is on display until 5th October.