Form, upcoming exhibition at Port Jackson Press

Soula’s solo exhibition at Port Jackson Press

(With Stephanie Jane Rampton)

Exhibition dates: 26 May – 14 June, 2015
Location: Port Jackson Press 84 Smith Street, Collingwood Victoria, 3066
Sales: Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop. 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff, Victoria, 3225

Soula will be in the gallery informally on Saturday 30th May from 2-3:30pm, to discuss the exhibition and meet anyone interested in her work.

Artist’s Statement

I’m drawn to subjects I know and the lines that characterise their form, whether a figure or facade.

I have travelled many times to Paris, spent 6 weeks moving through Italy and have lived in Collingwood for 15 years.

The etching process enhances the energy in the line for me. Knowing every mark is going to be etched in the plate impacts the translation from sight to execution.

My process for drawing on a plate is quick and fluid.

I can’t bring myself to draw slowly, the loss of energy in the line creates an uninteresting facade and a dull and lifeless character. The cautious approach becomes obvious in the facades and the figures lose their confidence.

I can relate to Richard Corliss’ statement, “Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?”

This is my interpretation and my connection to the souls of these female figures and facades.

My partner, Theo etches and editions all my prints with the exception of the Gertrude Streetscape which was etched and printed by Andrew Gunnell website. I am incredibly grateful to both of them.

Print details

25 Rue Debelleyme, Marais Paris, Hard ground etching. Edition of 10. Print size: 125 x 100mm. $250 / 350F
Laduree Rue Bonaparte, St.Germain Paris, Hard ground etching. Edition of 10. Print size: 125 x 100mm. $250 / 350F
Venetian Domes, Hard ground etching. Edition of 10. Print size: 200 x 200mm. $380 / 530F
Palazzo Salviati Grand Canal Venice, Hard ground etching. Edition of 10. Print size: 210 x 148mm. $380 / 530F
Rome Rooftops (To Palace), Hard ground etching. Edition of 10. Print size: 125 x 100mm. $250 / 350F
Nude – Seated Twist, Hard ground etching. Edition of 15. Print size: 210 x 148mm. $380 / 570F
Nude – Laying Left (Hand on Hip), Hard ground etching. Edition of 15. Print size: 148 x 210mm. $380 / 550F
Nude – Laying Side, Hard ground etching. Edition of 15. Print size: 148 x 210mm. $380 / 550F
Nude – Laying Prone, Hard ground etching. Edition of 50. Print size: 148 x 210mm. $380 / 550F

Other prints to form part of the exhibition are the Gertrude Streetscape, Parisian and Melbourne facades.

The Opening

View images from the opening here

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