79th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers, 44AD Art Gallery, Bath.

1 Nov 2016- 79th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers, 44AD Art Gallery, Bath.

I attended this exhibition from the recommendation of Ben Goodman, who taught the typesetting workshop last week, and is also in the show. His portrait titled Margit, is a wonderful display of contemporary wood engraving. I also was fortunate enough to meet artist David Robertson, the partner of a fellow MAMDP student, Leonie Bradley. There seems to be a new generation carving out from tradition.

79th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers Exhibition Catalogue.
79th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers Exhibition Catalogue.

Ben Goodman will be doing a workshop in the new year, that I am really looking forward to. I am not sure that it is the best suited medium for me, but I am so curious.

I love the work of Christiane Baumgartner, who makes amazing woodcuts that feels like you are viewing an old TV or computer monitor, therefore has the mystic of the machine/technology. Her abstracted work is also exciting for me to see, as my brain is still trying to process the idea of the sharpness and angularity needed to cut away the surface of the wood, but she makes soft organic shapes that seem to float.

Christiane Baumgartner,Cosmic Fruits – Wild Cherry  2016.
Christiane Baumgartner, Cosmic Fruits – Wild Cherry 2016.
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