Ann Dowker in Conversation
Friday 21 September 2018
6:30 - 7:30pm
Between 1979 and 1984 Leon Kossoff published his etching ‘Outside Kilburn Underground’ in no less than 14 states. Throughout this process, and in many of his other print works, Kossoff worked closely with artist Ann Dowker. It is so easy to think about etching as a static and stable form – an image bitten into sheet metal, to be reproduced over and over – but what happens when the artist fails to see it that way? To make and re-make again and again on the same metal plate through 5 years suggests that in the pursuit of meaning (or a greater knowing), etching is as malleable and fluid as other media.
Taking place within the exhibition Leon Kossoff, Jacqui Hallum, we will discuss process, changing minds, material limits and stubbornness, and we will reflect upon ideas of liveness as it resonates in the recent works by Jacqui Hallum.
Anne Dowker is an artist and educator. She is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker. She taught at Chelsea School of Art and the Byam Shaw School of Art for 10 years, is a freelance tutor at The National Gallery and has tutored at the Royal Drawing School since it was founded in 2000. She printed for many years for and with Leon Kossoff and was involved in the curating of his show at the National Gallery. Ann has exhibited with Theo Waddington, Angela Flowers and Art Space Gallery and has been in many mixed shows. She now works between London and Egypt.
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