LONG DOGS & LINGERIE
8 APRIL – 1 MAY 2010
Jenny Blyth Fine Art and Art Jericho present an exhibition of new work by CAROLYN HORTON.
‘Carolyn Horton’s experience has given her the authority to extend the medium of printmaking in new and uncharted directions…. The result is an extraordinary marriage of observation and imagination’ Norman Ackroyd R. A. 1997
CAROLYN HORTON creates an intimate world of paper that springs from her personal life, experience and surroundings. Drawing on thirty years of drawing, printmaking and conservation, working with Old Master Prints and Drawings from Perugino to Picasso, she has stepped across from the invisible world of restoration to create her own work.
Horse hair mattresses and sofas are upholstered in Japanese Kozo paper providing ‘canvases’ for her contemporary collage. Curled up, or languishing amongst discarded dressing gowns, long dogs capture a moment in the day. Drawing on her love of the classical and an enjoyment of theatre, Horton prints onto hand-coloured paper composing a mélange of whippets, silk stockings and camisoles that are strewn across beds and trail over armchairs and screens. Delicate chine collée prints are pasted onto canvases to create compositions that are unique and beautifully executed.
A graduate of Advance Printmaking at Central St. Martin’s (1991-2) and Fine Art and Printmaking at Cheltenham College of Art (2001-4), Carolyn Horton was awarded an EEC Scholarship for Fresco Painting in Venice (1983) and the Prix de Rome at the French Academy for Conservation and Printmaking (1987-88). She worked in Florence, Oxford and Paris at The Uffizzi, The Bodleian and The Louvre, and in California she studied conservation of Old Masters working with an array of Japanese paper, under the pupillage of Keido Keyes. She now lives and works from her studio in Gloucestershire.
Art Jericho 6 King Street Oxford OX2 6DF