June 12, 2010

High Roller Society presents: PRESS AND RELEASE: A Celebration of Printmaking


High Roller Society presents:

PRESS AND RELEASE
Group Printmaking Exhibition

12 June - 24 July 2010

High Roller Society presents Press and Release, a group exhibition featuring 50+ street and contemporary artists from the UK, US and Europe, displaying a wide array of ancient and modern-day printmaking techniques. The exhibition, which runs from 12 June-24 July, will also feature a screen printing workshop and a linocutting demonstration (dates TBA).

In today's visual art world, objects, images, and ideas seem to materialize extremely quickly. No doubt influenced by a fast-paced modern lifestyle where high-speed internet, instant-messaging straight to your mobile phone, and linked social media sites have set new barometers for high expectancy and low patience levels. For art lovers and visual carnivores, mere blinking likely causes us to miss a lot of whats happening. On the other hand, life's current seems to have carried the artistic approach farther downstream, away from once-adopted creative virtues such as preparation, process, and absorption. To add to the artist's dilemma, there is yet another question of preference [or, rather, confusion]– craft, or speed? Exploration, or production?

As a peacemaker between these polarized forces, printmaking and its gamut of techniques, by nature, bridges the divide between laboured image-making and instant visual gratification. Originating in ancient Mesopotamia and China, intaglio and relief printing are still very much alive in the arts. Yet, modern-day capabilities have vastly widened the spectrum for artists interested in this medium. From etching and embossing, to monotyping and pochoir, printmaking offers a broad range of experimentation, with the added bonus of quick production and affordability.

Press and Release spans a mixture of age-old printing methods and those now available in our digitized world, where all 59 artists have used the process and limitations of printmaking to their advantage.

2 SICK BASTARDS, AIDA, ANN-CAROLINE BREIG, AVOID, AXEL VOID, BUSK, CEPT, CYCLOPS, DAVE THE CHIMP, DAVID O'SHAUGHNESSY, DINT WOOER, DORA, DSCREET, ECHO, FARO, FEFE TALAVERA, GOLD PEG, HAZE BURKE, HEADHOODS, HUGH MENDES, JAMES JESSOP, JAMES UNSWORTH, KID ACNE, LINOCUT BOY, LUDO, LUDVIG, MARCIN DUDEK, MARTIN LEA BROWN, MARTIN MCGINN, MARTYN PAYNE, MAT ECO, METRIK, MONKEY, MOTORBOY, MUDWIG, NYLON, PANIK, PARIS, PAUL GREEN, PAUL INSECT, PINKY, RICH T, ROWDY, RUN, RUSSELL MAURICE, RUTH CALLAND, SCOTT MINZY, SEMOR & CO, SHE ONE, SICKBOY, SNOE, STICKEE, SWEET TOOF, SYLVIA UGGA, TEK 33, TIKICHRIS, TOM ASHTON-BOOTH, WHOM, ZOOT.

Gallery hours: Thu-Sat 1-7 (during exhibitions) or by appointment

High Roller Society
10 Palmers Road, London E2 0SY
+44 (0) 208 981 8177
www.highrollersociety.co.uk
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