Upcoming Exhibition at David Krut Projects, Parkwood: ‘Carved’ Relief Print Group Exhibition



5 February to 6 March 2015 | Opening at 18:00 on Thursday 5 February

David Krut Projects 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

David Krut Projects Johannesburg (DKP) is pleased to announce Carved, a group exhibition of woodcut and linocut relief prints made in the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) at Arts on Main.

In relief printing the artist sketches a composition on a block of material and then cuts away pieces from the surface, leaving a raised area which will receive the ink.  A roller is then used to apply ink to this raised surface and the image transferred to paper with a press or by hand burnishing or rubbing.  Since the recessed, cut-away areas do not receive ink, they appear white on the printed image.  Relief prints are characterized by bold dark-light contrasts and an impress into the paper of the inked lines.  The primary relief techniques are woodcut and linocut.

Carved showcases work by a large selection of artists including Godfried Donkor, Senzo Shabangu, Maja Maljević, Mary Wafer, William Kentridge, Jürgen Partenheimer, Ryan Arenson, Chris Cozier, Stephen Hobbs, Wilma Cruise, Joshua Miles and Chad Cordeiro.

Senzo Shabangu will also present a printmaking demonstration at 11:00 on Saturday 21 February at David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, to offer visitors insight into the creating of linocut prints.

The exhibition closes Friday 6 March 2015

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