exhibitions & events 2011
Paintings and Prints - Elizabeth Blackadder and John Houston.
Glasgow Print Studio, First Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 8th July - 18th September 2011
Preview: Saturday 9th July 12pm - 3pm 2011
In memory of John Houston (1930-2008) and to mark the 80th birthday of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Glasgow Print Studio is proud to present Paintings and Prints - Elizabeth Blackadder and John Houston. from over 120 etchings, screenprints, woodcuts and lithographs by one of Scotland’s best loved and highly regarded artists. Dame Elizabeth Blackadder has been making prints at Glasgow Print Studio since 1985. Also included in the exhibition are several paintings by Elizabeth. Alongside Blackadder’s still life’s, landscapes, interiors, animals and plants Glasgow Print Studio will also be presenting a range of works by her late husband, John Houston. John Houston produced a significant body of prints throughout the eighties and nineties and many of these will be included in the exhibition. Etchings, woodcuts and monotypes will be shown alongside two of his major oil paintings. Echoing Houston and Blackadder's 1987 show at Glasgow Print Studio this exhibition was due to take place in 2009 as part of the Trongate 103 opening programme. However due to John’s untimely death in 2008 the show was postponed until now.
Image: Elizabeth Blackadder, Oriental Poppies, screenprint, 56 x 76 cm, John Houston, Sunset over Fife, Screenprint, 75 x 110 cm.