25 October 2011

Kelvin Mann & Margaret Silverwood, til 26 Nov, Wellington

Currently on at Solander Gallery in Wellington 
there is an exhibition of works by Kelvin Mann 
and Whanganui printmaker Margaret Silverwood.

Kelvin Mann, originally from Dunedin,
is master printmaker at Stoney Road Press in Dublin.
Kelvin's new etchings demonstrate his considerable compositional skills 
and his typically quirky way of seeing the world.
I especially loved the whimsical play on 'flock' of birds and 'gold' fish!

Kelvin Mann, Koru, 2010

Aquatint and photo etching, 48x69cm paper, edition of 45

Kelvin Mann, A Flock of Black Birds, 2011
Flock on 58x76cm paper, edition of 40

Kelvin Mann, Goldfish I, 2011
Gold leaf and flock on 50x65cm paper, edition of 25

literally 'draws together' images from books and old magazines 
of people, plants, animals and domestic situations 
to explore the complexities of our relationship with the rest of the natural world.
Mostly drawings, I liked the characters from these two etchings.

Margaret Silverwood, This Beautiful Hour, 2011
Etching, 19x25cm paper, edition of 10.

Margaret Silverwood, This Beautiful Hour (Pink Terraces), 2011
Etching, 23x25cm paper, edition of 10.

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