Flowers Gallery

MONO-SCREENPRINTS

MONO-SCREENPRINTS

Julie Cockburn, Lucy Jones, and Carol Robertson

Flowers Gallery is delighted to present a group show with focus on screenprinting in the practice of Julie Cockburn, Lucy Jones and Carol Robertson.

Julie Cockburn’s work is best defined by its delicate craftsmanship and by the transformation of everyday and found object into works of art. Cockburn partially obscures the found images in a process she describes as “paradoxically unmasking” their intrinsic truths. Printed at The Print Block near Whitstable, UK, the enlarged prints of sitters are given newfound vigour by layers of unique variations of dazzling polka dot veils and geometric patterns.

Painter and printmaker Lucy Jones is renowned for her raw, wild landscapes paintings and provocative self-portraits characterised by expressive brushwork and bold use of vibrant colour.
The monotypes, inspired by the landscapes of Shropshire UK, were printed with master printmaker Kip Gresham at the Cambridge Print Studio, Cambridge UK.

Carol Robertson's paintings remain firmly rooted within reductive abstract conventions. She was introduced to printmaking by making monotypes with Garner and Richard Tullis at the Tullis Print Workshop, Santa Barbara CA. She continued to experiment within the medium, most recently with master printmaker Kip Gresham. Copán is a series of monoprints inspired by the artist's travels in Central America. With the 2018 monoprints Free Fall, Robertson navigates new territory extending her tonal range into ever more complex unique colour variations.

Image Credit:

detail: Julie Cockburn, It's Complicated 8, 2017, Screenprint on Giclee print on Hahnemühle Rag , © Julie Cockburn, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

The Copán monoprints were made after a trip to Central America to visit Maya archaeological sites, including Copán in western Honduras. My journey started in Southern Mexico, then progressed through Guatemala to Honduras and Belize. I found Mayan calendars particularly fascinating: complex circular systems guided by solar and lunar movements. Different calendars were used to track longer and shorter periods of time. Together with the vivid colours of the region my impressions will stay with me forever. The monoprints assimilate these influences: each one has its own character and colour variation.

Carol Robertson

Julie Cockburn

Dapple (Green Man 1)

2019

117 x 91 cm 46 1/8 x 35 7/8 in

Screenprint on Giclee print on Hahnemühle Rag

Julie Cockburn

Dapple (Rainbow Man 1)

2019

117 x 91 cm 46 1/8 x 35 7/8 in

Screenprint on Giclee print on Hahnemühle Rag

Julie Cockburn

It's Complicated 8

2017

127 x 89 cm 50 x 35 1/8 in

Screenprint on Giclee print on Hahnemühle Rag

Lucy Jones

In the Garden

2009

63 x 90 cm 25 x 35 1/2 in

Monotype

Lucy Jones

Tree

2009

63 x 90 cm 25 x 35 1/2 in

Monotype

Lucy Jones

And it Rained

2009

63 x 90 cm
25 x 35 1/2 in

Monotype

detail: Julie Cockburn, It's Complicated 8, 2017, Screenprint on Giclee print on Hahnemühle Rag , © Julie Cockburn, courtesy of Flowers Gallery

Carol Robertson

Copán #15

2015

66 x 67 cm 26 x 26 3/8 in

Monoprint

Carol Robertson

Copán #6

2015

66 x 67 cm
26 x 26 3/8 in

Monotype

Carol Robertson

Free Fall #16

2018

49.5 x 46 cm 19 1/2 x 18 1/8 in

Monoprint

Carol Robertson

Yankee Roll

2018

49.5 x 46 cm 19 1/2 x 18 1/8 in

Woodcut and linocut

JULIE COCKBURN currently lives and works in Suffolk, UK. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Central St Martins College of Art and Design, and she has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe and the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, NL; Yale Center for British Art, USA; BALTIC 39, Newcastle; New Art Gallery, Walsall; MAC, Birmingham; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK; and Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France. Her work has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2007, 2010 and 2015; the John Moores Painting Prize 2012 and 2016; and is included in the collections of Yale Center for British Art; The Wellcome Collection; British Land; Caldic Collection; and Pier 24; as well as numerous private collections.

LUCY JONES studied at Camberwell School of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art, where she won a Rome scholarship in 1982. Born in London, she now lives in Ludlow, Shropshire. Her work has featured in group presentations at Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford Museum, Bradford; Whitechapel Gallery, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; Usher Gallery, Lincoln; and Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California; with solo exhibitions including Looking Out, Looking In, Kings Place, London; and Lucy Jones, Chelsea Arts Club, London. Following her first London solo exhibition, two of her paintings were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Her work also features in the collections of the Arts Council, London; Clifford Chance, London; Deutsche Bank AG, London; Government Art Collection, London; and Nordstern Collection, Cologne, among others.

CAROL ROBERTSON (b. 1955) lives and works in London. She was Research Fellow in Painting at Cardiff School of Art & Design from 2003 - 2008. Her work has been exhibited extensively around the world, with notable solo exhbitions including Garden Project, Kunstgarten, Graz, Austria (2012); Year, East West October Foundation, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands (2006); and Abstract Realities Part 1, National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff (2004). Recent selected group exhibitions include Harvest, Kunstraumlangois, Austria (2016); Ka! Editions, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Spendhaus, Reutlingen, Germany; and A Collector’s Eye - artworks from the Van Hulten Collection Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen-Oranjewoud, Holland. Since 2001 she has been a Returning Fellow at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. In 2012 she was artist in residence at the Kunstgarten in Graz.

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