Print Shop Bristol Last Volume
Peter Williams’ work being installed for the last volume of the Print Shop.
LLywernog Sliver Mine
6.38m 8594s 54.18
Woodcut Block Black ink on Ply
8ft x 8ft
LAST VOLUME OF THE PRINT SHOP
Peter Williams- Terrestrial Locomotion- The Final Guest artist at The Print Shop
The Print Shop is very happy to Welcome Pete Williams as our final guest printmaker for the Last Volume of The Print Shop.
We’ve had some amazing guests and a big Thanks to Yuji Hiratsuka, Irena Csapska, Tom Sowden and John Kilburn for providing the Print shop with some inspiring and cutting edge print work.
Peter Williams, based in Cardiff is the Co-founder and studio director for the Print Market Project.
“The Print Market Project is a fine art print studio aiming to provide both the facilities and expertise to allow for progressive, diverse and exciting print related projects to be undertaken. The studio works with individuals and small groups in the creation and production of prints, across a range of process. We are able to work with artists who are experienced printmakers and need a place to create new prints, either one-offs or editions; but more fundamental is our ability to work with artists from a variety of disciplines in the development of their work using print as a vehicle for their fine art practice.’
On display from the 6th November until the 29th November
Pete will be transforming the entire feature wall at The Print Shop into one giant woodcut as he displays a huge block from his epic body of work Terrestrial Locomotion. As the title suggests the work began its journey as a movement across country. Carrying a tiny sketchbook and a pencil Pete would begin by setting his running watch to zero, choosing a direction and then running in that direction until he couldn’t run any longer. Whatever appeared in front of him at this point would then be the subject of his initial drawing. The Wood block we are lucky enough to be showing at The Print Shop in Bristol depicts what is left of the LLywernog Silver mine, in the title is also the Distance, 6.38m, the step count 8594 steps and the time 54minutes 18 seconds. This numerical figure serves to the picture a kind of map reference to where the subject stands, from the point in which the artist began his run. The circular shape signifies to Pete a kind of medallion for each run in the series of works. About the work he says that ‘so many artists spend forever deciding what to create a piece of work about and at the end of the day it could as well be anything’. This method of letting chance and stamina find the subject presents a new way of looking at the artist’s context for which they base their work. Routed in landscape the work has a physical context not only in how the subject was chosen but also it’s method. From a drawing about 3inches square Pete reworks the image onto a block 8ft square and then uses chisels, wire brushes, power saws and gouges to expressively recreate the image into marine ply exploiting the directions in the layers of grain and the physicality of the entire process.
It’s great to have this opportunity to show a monumental piece, where the block itself is the art and one which reflects the very essence of print, the transferal of an image from one surface to another.
Unit 6 Quakers Friars
VOLUME 2 LAUNCH WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 5PM
The shop features a range of the finest original print work made in the southwest across four volumes each of which lasting five weeks. Selling and showcasing the work of up to 60 local artist printmakers related to the two studios. With a host of artists across a broad spectrum of notability there will be something in the shop for everyone to enjoy from printed tote bags to high-end original and collectable fine art prints.
The Print Shop will expand the function of the artist lead pop up shop to new heights with an educational programme featuring a number of practical workshops, demos, talks and events. Look out for workshops coming up in September and October. To add to the educational function of the shop, the artist lead initiative will continue a practice of live art in the purpose made in-store studio where shoppers will be able to meet the team artists and learn more about the methods of production that go into the creation of a variety of original print work.
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