Forming a fresh debate on printmaking and the artist’s folio, CCW Professor Paul Coldwell has curated the exhibition The Artists Folio: as a site of inquiry.
This unique exhibition presents a selection of folios from the city’s print collection featuring lithographs by Lowry, Rakes Progress by Hogarth and David Hockney; Sonia Boyce, Chris Ofili, Hew Locke – from the Rivington Folio, INIVA; William Rothenstein’s 1921 dry-points ‘Landscapes of War’; Glen Baxter’s humorous lithographs and Patrick Caulfield’s boldly coloured screenprints. The exhibition spans a printmaking renaissance over the 60s, 70s and 80s in particular. A series celebrating the 2012 London Olympics features Bob and Roberta Smith, Martin Creed, Rachel Whiteread and Tracey Emin. On loan is a framed Intaglio set celebrating twenty-five years of Angela Flowers Gallery, London, including Nicola Hicks, Glenys Barton, Renny Tait and Tai-Shan Schierenberg – all past and future exhibitors at Bradford Museums and Galleries, with other well known artists such as Patrick Hughes and Peter Howson. Visitors can see full sets of prints in their entirety, displaying the full series and sequence of prints, as the artist originally intended. A fully illustrated catalogue is available from Cartwright Hall with an essay by Coldwell and a symposium is being planned. Further details are available on the Bradford Museums and Galleries website.
Coldwell will be blogging for the exhibition which runs 8 February – 15 June 2014.