The Edge of Printing – Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

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© Virginia Verran ‘Pink/Red (Not Here) 2016 Etching 1/6’

Virginia Verran, an Associate Lecturer for the Falmouth School of Art, is currently showing a series of 4 new etchings in an exhibition at the Keepers House, Royal Academy of Arts in London.  The Edge of Printing opened on 27 April and continues until 23 October 2016.  It is co-ordinated by Tess Jaray RA and presents work from Tim Head, Richard Plank, Saori Parry, Anne Desmet RA, Tom Lomax, Peter Freeth RA, Cathy de Monchaux, Tess Jaray RA, Guilia Ricci, Trevor Sutton, Rebecca Salter RA and Virginia Verran.  Also showing are two Falmouth alumni, Onya McCausland and Andrea McLean.

Celebrating the developments within contemporary printmaking practice including etchings, monoprints, lithographs, woodblocks, silkscreens and three-dimensional digital prints, this collection explores the way in which traditional techniques have evolved and examines some of the new technologies which are offering artists ever-changing methods of producing work.

The RA describe Verran’s work:

“Verran’s intuitive line creates boundaries and demarcations, repetitive patterning, and graphic symbols. These etchings explore a multifarious space with multiple viewpoints.

Primarily a painter, Verran’s imagery evokes layered and atmospheric space in which there are suggestions of peripheral movement; both human and mechanical. Her work also utilises symbols that suggest a darker preoccupation with global anxieties and fears of war and dislocation.”

The Edge of Printing is the fourth in a series of exhibitions presenting limited editions and unique works for sale, online and onsite, by Royal Academicians and other significant contemporary artists.

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