Saturday 23 November, 2pm
Join Marc Balakjian In Conversation with Julie Brown, Collections Curator.
Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.
16 November 2013 – 2 March 2014
16 November 2013 — 15 April 2014
This Winter the Gallery will be celebrating the work of the artists and printmakers Dorothea Wight and Marc Balakjian.
In 1968 Dorothea Wight founded the Studio Prints workshop in London. For the next four decades, along with her partner Marc Balakjian, they collaborated with a number of leading modern British artists such as Julian Trevelyan, Anthony Gross, William Turnbull, Celia Paul, Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud.
This two part exhibition brings together a selection of the work produced at Studio Prints for other artists, as well as presenting the distinct work of Dorothea Wight and Marc Balakjian. Exhibiting their work together for the first time, it highlights their skill in the medium of mezzotint, for which they won many international print prizes.
This exhibition acts as a retrospective for Dorothea, who sadly passed away in May 2013, and
celebrates the couple’s contribution to 20th century British printmaking.
Image credit: Marc Balakjian, Elegy for a Forgotten Day, mezzotint, Courtesy the Estate of the artist.