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Helen de Main, 21 Spare Ribs, 2012
Screenprint, 21cm (w) x 29.7cm (h), variable edition of 21, 2 of each print
This series if prints are inspired directly by the Library’s Spare Rib collection – a feminist magazine that ran from 1972-1993.
“Whilst looking through the archive of these magazines, I found the issue from January 1980, the month that I was born. Leafing through the magazine, I was struck by a number of issues that still seemed pertinent, over three decades later.
“The texts in each of the works are drawn directly from the January edition of the magazine through its 21 year history, and relate to a wide range of feminist and political topics covered in the magazine, as well as more personal and poetic stories.
“Attracted also to the strong visual identity of the magazine, the colours of each print also directly references those used in the corresponding issue.”
About Helen de Main
Helen de Main lives and works in Glasgow. She gained a BA in Sculpture from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002 and a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2008.
Working in sculpture and printmaking her work looks at ideas associated with public space, architecture and development and the relation these have to power, movement and control; often incorporating fragments of text culled from different forms of media.
She has shown widely in the UK and internationally. Recent exhibitions include PETROSPHERE, and Art Lending Library, both part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012, Polis, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow (solo, 2012), Studio Project 27 Market Gallery, Glasgow (solo), One Over Another, Annuale, Edinburgh (2011), Between Here & Somewhere Else, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, Al Hoash Palestinian Art Court, Jerusalem, Al Khaf, Bethlehem and Sakakini, Ramallah (all 2010). RUBBLE STIR, Glue Factory, Glasgow, (2010) Unstable Objects SWG3, Glasgow, Laying the Bounds (solo) Northcabin, Bristol (both 2009).
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