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Jan 14 - Apr 5
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Paul Coldwell: A Layered Practice - Graphic Works 1993-2012
Studio 3 Exhibition
Canterbury-trained artist returns for retrospective exhibition

Canterbury-trained artist returns for retrospective exhibition An internationally renowned artist who trained at Canterbury College of Art will return to the city to display his first major retrospective exhibition at the University of Kent’s Studio 3 Gallery. Paul Coldwell, Professor at Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL), will exhibit ‘A Layered Practice – Graphic Works 1993 – 2012’, from Monday 14 January 2012. The exhibition is free to attend and open to the public. Paul Coldwell is best known as a pioneer of digital printmaking, using the computer to weave together layered images that poignantly address themes of memory and identity, exile and loss. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to follow Coldwell’s development as a printmaker, from conventional etchings to recent digitally-designed work resulting in inkjet prints, by displaying representative series of prints from the 1990s to the present day. There is also a three-dimensional side to Coldwell’s practice, and a number of his sculptural works in bronze will be displayed along with the prints. Studio 3 curator, Ben Thomas, said: ‘The print is now treated more seriously as an artistic medium by both artists and critics. Because of its hybrid and versatile nature – its quickness to adapt to technological change – the print can even claim to be defining the domain of contemporary art practice. Paul Coldwell has been consistently at the forefront of this shift in attitudes towards the contemporary print, whether as an artist or as a print scholar and curator.’ Coldwell has established an international reputation as a print scholar and curator, frequently representing the UK at major print events such as the Ljubljana Print Biennial, the International Print Triennial at Cracow, and the Northern Print Biennial. He is the author of the acclaimed book Printmaking: a contemporary perspective (2010) and is a regular contributor to the journals Print Quarterly and Art in Print. A long-term collaborator of Paula Rego’s, Coldwell has also written knowledgeably about her printmaking practice. He was the curator of the major exhibition Morandi’s Legacy: Influences on British Art at the Estorick Collection, which traced connections between the art of Giorgio Morandi and British artists like Michael Craig-Martin, Patrick Caulfield and Tony Cragg. ‘A Layered Practice – Graphic Works 1993-2012’ is on display at the Studio 3 gallery from Monday 14 January – 5 April 2013. The gallery is located on the University’s Canterbury campus, within the School of Arts’ Jarman Building, Canterbury CT2 7UG. The gallery is open to the public, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.


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Last Updated: 10/01/2012