Underexposed: Female Artists and the Medium of Print
16 May – 19 June 2014
Underexposed surveyed the ways in which prominent female artists have used printmaking. Whilst the majority of work dated from the last two centuries, 16th C pieces by Diana Ghisi helped to delineate the full history of female European printmakers. The selected artists did not necessarily work solely in print, however this exhibition investigated the material potentials of printmaking, either as the core focus of their studio practice or in relation to their primary medium. This ambitious collection of work examined a diverse and compelling breadth of technique and subject matter chosen by the forty female artists whom are represented.
Artists included: Alison Wilding RA, Alyson Hunter, Ana Maria Pacheco, Anita Klein PPRE Hon RWS, Anne Desmet RA, Anya Gallacio, Barbara Hepworth DBE, Berthe Morisot, Beryl Cook OBE, Bridget Riley CH CBE, Charlotte Cornish, Charlotte Hodes, Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Dawn Cole, Diana Ghisi, Dorothea Tanning, Eileen Cooper RA, Eileen Lawrence, Elisabeth Frink DBE RA, Elizabeth Magill, Ethel Spowers, Gillian Carnegie, Gwen Raverat, Joan Mitchell, Liliane Lijn, Lill Tschudi, Louise Bourgeois, Lucy Farley, Mary Cassatt, Paula Rego DBE, Prunella Clough, Rose Hilton, Sandra Blow RA, Sarah Hardacre, Sarah Lucas, Sonia Delaunay, Susie Hamilton, Tess Jaray RA, Thérèse Oulton, Tracey Emin CBE RA and Valerie Thornton.
Curated by School of Art’s students of the HA573 Print Collecting and Curating module, Frances Chiverton and Lynne Dickens.
See the catalogue here.
Image: Charlotte Cornish, Falling II. Courtesy of the artist.