20 March - 17 April
In these paintings from the last year with its limited possibilities for travel Charlie Baird has continued to delve into place and memory often taking a more abstract approach to evoke landscape and its contextual history of human influence alongside more figurative images, inspired by lockdown walks in Dorset. Much of the work evolves from a balancing of precision and gesture, accident and intent, layering and scraping back, until the painting takes on its own sense of hidden and revealed history.
PRINTING WITH COLOUR
20th March - 17 April 2021
The Art Stable is delighted to present an exhibition of prints by William Crozier (1930 – 2011). Crozier’s prints, though less well known than his paintings, share the same characteristics: vibrant colour, virtuoso drawing and a passionate engagement with the landscape and still-life, subjects Crozier explored throughout his long career.
Crozier approached printmaking as a parallel activity to painting, relishing the freedom of the print medium and his collaboration with master-printers. The prints in this exhibition were created between 1993 and 2010 at the Graphic Studio, Dublin and with the Berardinelli family of printers in Verona, each studio prompting distinctive approaches to image-making. Crozier explained the collective effort of making a print as akin to making jazz. He said “I see it as kind of an ensemble: one guy doesn’t know what the rest are going to do. With the colours of the band, a good musician is listening to the other person and he’ll wait and come in on the right note, and then someone else will come in.”