Phantoms

An exhibition of hand-finished printmaking by Rosie Emerson

26th October – 24th November 2018

The Fairhurst Gallery is delighted to host the first solo exhibition in Norwich of the award-winning artist Rosie Emerson. Rosie, who works almost exclusively on representing the female form, draws reference for her figures from archetype’s old and new, from Artemis to the modern-day super model. Her screen prints are delicately embellished with bronze powders and gold leaf and use unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and sawdust. With her cyanotype works, made using UV light from the sun, she montages objects with real-size, photographic negatives, exploring the interplay between painting, collage, printmaking and photography. Inspired by her love of theatre, performance, shrines and rituals, she uses lighting, costume, set and prop making, alongside printmaking and painting to create otherworldly pieces.

Rosie’s illustrious career so far includes being Artist-in-residence at Somerset House, exhibitions at the RWA, Bristol and the Southbank Centre, London. A finalist for the Young Masters Prize and shortlisted for the Rise Art Print Award, Rosie was also commissioned by Hackney WickED Arts Festival to create a new Guinness World record and made the world’s largest Cyanotype print. Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK, as well as internationally, through galleries, art fairs and museums. She has also been commissioned by brands and individuals including Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms, and Annoushka jewellery. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

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Written by Nina Fowler