The Blue Of Distance — Lucy May Schofield
13 January – 9 February 2018
Preview event 13 January 2-4pm *FREE ENTRY — All welcome*
Printmaking Workshops — Thursday 18 January — £10
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This show will feature fifteen of the artist’s Cyanotype prints called “The Longest Day” and a series of thirty Mokuhanga (Japanese water based woodblock prints) called “Nature Caress”. Cyanotype blue-printing dates back to the Victorian era and is often used for its efficacy as a detailed and precise recording medium. Its usual effects are ghostly and bloodless. Schofield is not interested in such specificity: her pieces are large and brooding, full of jagged silhouettes breaking onto rough terrain, recognisable objects looming like great blue shadows. One thinks of the Brocken spectre, that terrifying optical illusion, printed upon on the air in light.
In her workshops on Thursday 18th of January (11am and 7pm) Schofield will be demonstrating how to create Mokuhanga and give visitors the opportunity to ink up a woodblock and pass a print onto Japanese paper. Guests, of all abilities, will also get to see the artist printing in the gallery and discussing her process. There will be drop-in sessions and demonstrations as well.