Horses: Exclusive ltd edition print by Sarah Wright

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To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Sarah Wright’s Horses takes the library’s vast collection of zines as its starting point.

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To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

One of each limited edition will join the GWL Archive Collection, while the rest are being sold to raise money for the Library. This is your chance to buy an exclusive artwork and support the Library’s work at the same time!

Sarah Wright, Horses, 2012

Sarah Wright, Horses, 2012 (interior example pages)
Sarah Wright, Horses, 2012 (interior example pages)

Digital print, silk screen print and coloured pencil on newsprint, 28.5cm (w) x 38cm (h), 20 pages, edition of 20

Horses takes the library’s vast collection of zines as its starting point. These modest and seemingly ephemeral objects had a sense of immediacy; an urgency of production that could only happen in the bedroom of a young artist, writer, activist etc, with a do-it-yourself attitude to printing and self publishing. Their use of photocopying as a means of quick reproduction, prolific use of collage and appropriated imagery resonated closely with methods I often employ in my own work. Rather than working with one zine in particular, I used these characteristics to produce a series of prints in a newspaper format.

Horses uses a group of images and motifs that have been circulating within my recent work; photographs are printed, photocopied, scanned, and then reprinted. Painted marks become printed marks and silkscreened shapes mirror previous pages. I’m interested in how these images can move across ‘states’ in a non linear fashion, like a Jacob’s Ladder toy, setting in motion a process of transferals from image to object and back.”

About Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright graduated from Painting and Printmaking in 2009 from Glasgow School of Art. Working predominantly in printmaking, Sarah has shown widely in Glasgow, including, The Queen Is Dead, Glasgow School of Art Student Association, Showcase: Six by Six, Glasgow Print Studio, both 2011. The Mutual Members Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Black & White, David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow and 50/50, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, all 2010. Brigadoon, Southside Studios, Glasgow, Drawn Together, Pentagon Gallery, Glasgow, The New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow and In Progress, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow, all 2009.

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This artwork is available for £95. You can arrange to pick the print up at GWL, or have it sent by post (£20 UK/£40 International). Please select the option you prefer from the drop-down menu above. You can also buy the print directly at GWL.

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