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. These textural prints shift the focus of printmaking from precision and replication, to the creation of unique, hand-finished prints.
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.