Exhibitions Archive

Selected for londonprintstudio Members' Summer Exhibition

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Among the varied work on show, Margaret Ashman's series 'Lifted' concerns signing and gesture which resonate in us because of their origins as the roots of language. Many artists have created distinctive art practices based around the physical embodiment of language and text. Ashman's art practice is heavily reliant on sign language. Giving her models texts to sign is a way of embedding language in the art work. Her small photo etchings, Lifted I, II and III, arose from a photo shoot with Paul Weaver in which Wuon Gean Ho signed the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ in BSL. The backgrounds of sky were either photographed by the artist or found images.londonprintstudio