Revised date for Artist talk @ the SHARP team in Brixton: 26th MarchPosted: March 6, 2014
Dear Friends and Well Wishers
You are warmly invited to the Private View of:
Lilies of the Sea:
a print retrospective
Susan Spencer hayter
A Solo Exhibition
Private View: Wednesday 5th March
308-312 Brixton Road
Tel: 020 3228 7050
Duration: until 4th April 2014
Open 09.30 – 16.30 (please ring first)
We have recently celebrated two years of exhibitions at SHARP Team, and this solo exhibition heralds the start of the third year. I have known Susan for twenty years and during this time we have worked together professionally, both as artists and art educators. We also share a common bond, of being carers for loved ones. I am really happy to show Susan’s work here, and hope it will encourage carers, who are also artists, to exhibit here in the future.
Susan is a local Lambeth artist, based at Studio Voltaire. Having graduated, first as a biologist, and secondly, in fine art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, in 2006, she also makes prints, as an integral part of her practice, at Kensington & Chelsea College.
This work has arisen, following research at the Natural History Museum, into sea lilies or ‘crinoids’, a group of marine organisms with a plant like structure, inhabiting oceans worldwide for over 500 million years.
The prints refer to both living and fossilised crinoid forms and the historical use of this medium in making scientific records, alluding to the boundaries between art and science. Exploring a variety of techniques, including etching, drypoint, lino and collagraph processes, used as a means of expression, this takes a more romantic path in a series of monoprints, alluding to the environmental fragility of these creatures. Installation work takes the form of inverse plaster relief casts, based on close observations of fossilised sea lily forms.
As a new venture, we are introducing a two hour artist’s talk, where artists share their story and discuss their practice. The first talk will take place on Monday 24th March, 1-3pm. ( free, all welcome, refreshments served)
I want to thank Susan and hope you will come and see this exhibition/installation, coinciding with a selection of prints going to the Natural History Museum’s archive collection.
PDF flyer here: Lilies of the Sea a print retrospective