Jane Joseph: Seeing the Space – Southampton City Art Gallery

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Jane Joseph: Seeing the Space


This exhibition brings together a selection of artwork by leading British printmaker and draughter Jane Joseph. The works on display exemplify both the artist’s drawing and printmaking techniques and the use of traditional media like charcoal and chalk on paper.

Much of the work on display has been informed and inspired by the urban landscape and features studies of London Rivers and Scottish Harbours. Also on display are a series of Linocuts based on the piano cycle Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann with a poem by Anthony Rudolf.

To complement the presentation of her own work the artist has selected a group of works from the Philip Schlee Collection of drawing, gifted to Southampton City Art Gallery in 2013.

Predominantly black and white works on paper, Joseph has made her selection based on the way that form and space, bulk and weight have been articulated through the medium across the paper. Joseph has two works featured within the collection, one of which will be displayed alongside her selected drawings by artists including Frank Auerbach, Dennis Creffield and Stanley Spencer.

Jane Joseph’s work is held in many public collections including the Ben Uri Gallery, London Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Government Art Collection, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Image Credit: Jane Joseph, The Ferry, Ullapool Harbour, 1991

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