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Sarah Wiseman Gallery
40-41 S Parade, Oxford OX2 7JL

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25 Feb 2023 - 25 Mar 2023


Open Tues-Sat 10-5:30pm
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Colour Balance |Contemporary Printmaking

Sarah Wiseman Gallery is excited to announce ‘Colour Balance’ a group show featuring four contemporary printmakers. Hetty Haxworth, Emma Studd, Kate Watkins, and Claire Willberg each create abstracted works using a variety of printmaking techniques and with a range of influences.
‘Printmaking is such a fascinating media,’ says Sarah Wiseman. ‘This new group of artists each works in a really compelling way, using print in an experimental way to explore their ideas.’
‘Collecting printmaking is also a much more affordable way to buy original, contemporary art,’ says Sarah.
London-based artist Claire Willberg creates colourful abstract works inspired by objects she finds discarded in the streets, giving them a new existence in her prints. These objects include fragments of toys, bits of machinery or other objects that catch her eye. Her preferred medium is a combination of traditional intaglio and relief printmaking techniques, informed by her background in sculpture.
Kate Watkins is also experimental in her approach, using both silkscreen and monoprint, exploring abstract mark making in grids or circles.  Her most recent work comprises unique one-off prints which explore geometric, structural and abstract themes in a variety of print processes including monoprint, screen-print, etching and collagraph.
Emma Studd creates one-off silkscreen prints that explore shape, pattern and colour. Currently she’s exploring hexagons, by overlapping and layering single shapes she observes how it morphs into new geometric shapes and dimensions.
Hetty Haxworth explores the movement of light over the landscape that surrounds her. Living and working in rural Aberdeenshire, the weather has a huge effect on the terrain, and this constant change informs much of her printmaking. Dots, squiggles and fragmented shapes drift and overlap as she observes the contrast between the softness of the landscape and farm buildings and fences.
‘Colour Balance’ goes on display on 25th February and all prints will be available to purchase in our online shop. Sign up to our e-newsletter for updates!

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