22nd June 2007

 

APOCALYPSO EXHIBITION AT THE USHER GALLERY

 

A University of Lincoln Printmaking Fellow shows us how today’s visual landscape extends from physical reality into the screen of a cinema, television or computer through a special exhibition of his work ‘Apocalypso’.

 

We are increasingly encouraged to contribute to shared visual experiences through the use of cheap digital technology. Dave Evans, university Printmaking Fellow, uses traditional and digital printmaking techniques to explore our saturated visual landscape in his work which can be viewed at the Usher Gallery, Lincoln from 22nd June to 29th July.

 

Evans uses enlarged children’s stickers, internet snapshots and prints which began life as collages created from magazine advertisements. His work reclaims these images by physical and digital manipulation to redress the balance of his passive relationship with the original material.

 

“All of the prints in Apocalypso relate to the semi-hysterical way in which the media communicates with society. Some of the prints highlight the shriek of these incoming messages. Others show how this relationship almost becomes reciprocal in that the technology we can now employ to express ourselves encourages a similarly truncated and high pitched response,” he said.

 

There is a private view of Apocalypso on Friday 22nd June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. For further information please visit www.apocalypso.info

 

 

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(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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