"Creativity takes courage" - Henri Matisse
Exhibition Opening: Thursday December 8th 2016 at 6.00pm
Mermaid Arts Centre presents Light Lines, an exhibition of Black Church Studio members showcasing the very best of contemporary print in Ireland today. An extremely physical process, print is produced from a copper plate, or block, emerging from a chemical reaction or carving away at the surface and then pressed, the resultant image showcases all the risk, skill, talent and unpredictable outcomes involved in this process.
Demonstrating the raw, visceral materiality of print, the slap, peel and press of the process, and how it reflects the diversity of experience of our times, both material and ephemeral, Light Lines seeks to represent the depth, complexity and diversity of contemporary print in Ireland today.
Black Church Print Studio is an artistic collective and one of Ireland’s leading contemporary fine art print studios in Ireland. Offering studio and print facilities in Dublin’s city centre, it supports over 70 members and promotes the development of fine art print as a leading art form.