A Scottish Tale / The Inevitable
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A Scottish Tale / The Inevitable (2005) ‘School Days; Cafeteria Plan’ touring exhibiton including Center for Book Arts, New York; Murphy Foster Gallery Louisiana; Anderson Arts Center Kenosha Wisconsin and other venues throughout the USA.
Invited by publisher Benjamin Rinehart from The Center of Book Arts in New York to participate in a limited edition (35 copies) print portfolio titled School Days: Cafeteria Plan. The print submitted was in a three dimensional format constructed using digital technology and images cast in latex. The digital element is of a chair covered in Bubblegum, the latex represents the punishment belt. Although thematically different, this still reflects my interest in a ‘sense of place’ - a comment on my memory of Scottish education in the 50 – 60’s. This method of working was born out of the Drawing Out Digital Media research cluster at Gray’s (led by Dr Jon Pengelly) which explored how digital technologies can lead to new visual, physical, conceptual and virtual forms of drawing and print. Dunbar, L. (2003) Worth (artwork) in: ‘Degrees of Three-Dimensionality’ (exhibition, conference paper and presentation), ‘Impact’, Third International Print Conference, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 21 August - 13 September The publisher chose 24 artists who are or were educators, and therefore had a unique perspective to offer when it comes to being a student, and a teacher. Participants came from a wide range of educational backgrounds, not just universities, including Tom Huck and Greg Porcaro, Susanna Bergtold from Manhattan Graphics Center and Larry Giacoletti from the Whitney Museum of Art, New York. I was the only British artist invited. Invitation came as consequence of teaching at the Printmaking Center in Santa Fe, and various visiting artist positions I have had throughout the US, including Louisiana State University and the University of Kansas. All costs in production, distribution exhibiting etc. were met by publisher. The Portfolio was first showcased at the Southern Graphics Conference in Washington DC in April 2005. Exhibition tour of the United States is current and includes: Center for Book Arts New York; Manhattan Graphics Center; Anderson Arts Center Kinosha Wisconsin; Brookfield Craft Center; Bonsack Gallery St Louis. Other exposure of my work in the USA e.g. in Contemporary Printmaking, Museum of Contemporary Art, Boise Idaho (toured USA); Re imaging the multiple, Rochester University New York (toured USA) include a solo exhibition of prints at the Stewart Gallery, Boise Idaho in 2001