Saturday, 4 December 2010
Sat Dec 4th - BLISTERS BLACKOUT EXHIBITION at Print Club
Bloody hell, Jamie Reid and Clifford Richards are part of the latest Blisters exhibition at London's Print Club. This is big news for me as a big fan of both legends. Their screen print editions of 40 (as with the requirements for the poster show - 40 artists work, retailing at £40) use glow-in-the-dark ink. The theme for this year's concept is "Blackout" which has resulted in every entry incorporating the pastel lime green ink into their design which comes alive when under a UV light. Great idea - shame that Patternity devised it first for their "Tapestry of Dalston" show last year where they totally blacked out the gallery so the print's patterns popped out - the point being all about the contrast of shapes in this particular atmosphere. The technique was achieved by mounting just black & white screen prints back lit with white light and flooded with UV rays on the surface - simple but smart. With only one high street between the two spaces, I can't help but feel a little curious where this glow-in-the-dark poster show garnered its scheme......... a year after the original invention.
However, there is some beautiful work on show/sale so travel to Dalston this weekend to see all works including prolific super star screen printer Chrissie Abbott - a former resident at the club's studio.
Sat 4th & Sun 5th Dec (Public): 12pm-6pm
Unit 3, Millers Avenue, Dalston London E8 2DS Tel: 07837185927