Exhibition

Peter Green Sixty Years of Printmaking

13 Jun 2015 – 5 Sep 2015

Event times

Tuesday - Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday - Saturday 11am-4pm
Closed Monday and Sunday

Cost of entry

Free Admission

Mascalls Gallery

Paddock Wood
England, United Kingdom

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Peter Green has always been anxious to demystify the printing process, making it as simple and accessible as possible. For his relief printing, he does not use a press. Although this was initially a practical response to limitations of space and money, Green soon realised the advantages of printing by hand. Much of Peter’s work also features the use of paper stencils, rolling colour through a cut shape directly onto the paper’s surface.

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Green’s images have a variety of origins, but usually emerge as part of the printing process itself rather than from extensive preliminary drawings. The initial proofed image may suggest, for example, a fantasy dreamlike landscape form, which grows progressively into something more abstract, made up of vibrant colour and shapes.

 

Peter Green is a teacher as well as a printmaker, having studied at Brighton College of Art and later at the Institute of Education at the University of London. He was Head of Art Teacher Training at Hornsey College of Art and then Dean of Art and Design at Middlesex University. Alongside teaching he has always continued to make his own prints, and in 1958 he was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. In the 1960s and 70s he made a series of prints, mainly woodcuts and stencils, for London Graphic Arts. In 1988 he was awarded the OBE in recognition of his work.

 

Working with St Jude’s and with the Emma Mason Gallery, this exhibition brings together work from the past sixty years, alongside many new works produced this year.

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