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ABOVE Burma 1 - Monoprint
  • LEFT Burma 2 - Monoprint
  • MIDDLE Diptych 1 - Monoprint
  • RIGHT Diptych 3 - Monoprint
  • LEFT Diptych 4 - Monoprint
  • MIDDLE Diptych 5 - Monoprint
  • RIGHT Minim - Monoprint

Lavinia Gallie

Lavinia Gallie’s prints and paintings explore the ground which lies between the formal and the intuitive. A simple organizing structure, for instance a grid or geometric pattern, forms the basis onto which many layers of colour are then laid.  The need for balance and awareness of tonal subtleties, are as important as the element of chance, which is often such a necessary factor in leading to a resolution of the work.

The prints are made using a variety of techniques; they are relief-printed on an etching press, with lino, card or wood, and sometimes ‘found’ materials. Layers are built up, in a painterly fashion rather than in a graphic printmaking way, with traces of previous planes left visible to achieve greater depths of colour. Chine collee, a traditional Japanese method of collage, is often used.

The prints are unique (not in editions); however they are made in series, with motifs and visual ideas carried through.

Solo Exhibitions

2011   Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2006   Ashcroft Modern Art, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
2001   The Merriscourt Gallery, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
1996   The Anderson Gallery, Broadway, Worcestershire

Group  Exhibitions

2011     Reading the Small Print, Martins Gallery, Cheltenham, Glos
2010     Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, Bristol.
2009/7  Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
2006     Arts in Trust, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester.
2005     Royal West of England Academy, National Open Painting Competition.
2004     MA Graduates Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset.  Free Range Graduates Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London.
2002     Royal West of England Autumn Exhibition, Bristol.
2000     Arts in Trust, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, Glos.
 

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