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New Editions from Lucy Skaer

This is a free event and does not require booking

Mon - Sat: 10:30 - 17:30
Thu Late opening 20:30
Sun: 12:00 - 17:30

Dundee Contemporary Arts are pleased to announce a series of new work by Lucy Skaer commissioned as part of our first series of Print Studio artist residencies. The editions by Lucy Skaer are now on display upstairs in the Print Space above DCA shop.

Lucy Skaer’s series of prints began with her own photographs of first-edition books produced by Virginia and Leonard Woolf at their Hogarth Press, a self-publishing initiative born from their rejection of the dominance of commercial printing, and a desire to reclaim the means of production. Their book covers were made in traditional hand-craft processes such as marbling, paste-papermaking and painting. Through experimentation with different printing methods Skaer has reconstructed a likeness of each book cover, removed from its original function and devoid of title details, creating new prints that project some quality of each book’s original appearance.

Lucy Skaer (b. 1975 Cambridge, UK) lives and works in New York and Glasgow. Solo exhibitions include Murray Guy, New York (2015), “Exit, Voice and Loyalty,” Tramway, Glasgow, “Scene, Hold, Ballast: David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer”, Sculpture Center, New York, “Force Justify”, Tulips & Roses, Brussels, and “The Siege,” Chisenhale Gallery, London, The Centre Pompidou, Paris and Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009.

To purchase an edition, or for further information please contact Sandra De Rycker on 01382 909255, e-mail sandra.derycker@dca.org.uk or browse the editions on our website.