Theresa Easton presents a succinct collection of artist’s bookwork and prints in this solo show, made over the past 4 years. Working with paper and glass, Easton uses her work to investigate and explore historical and contemporary subjects.
Previewing at The Gallery is Tower; a book made as part of an international collaborative project in response to the 2007 bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic centre of book selling in Baghdad. Working with artist’s books allows Easton to develop ideas and projects on an international stage and connect with practitioners worldwide. The cross-fertilisation of ideas and developments is fundamental to her practice.
Also previewing for the first time at The Gallery is ‘Hemy’ a collaborative artist’s book with North East based Poet and Text Artist Ian Horn. ‘Hemy’ is an artist’s book inspired by the painting of a football match between Sunderland and Aston Villa painted by Thomas MM Hemy 1852-1931. The book forms part of the collection of work submitted to the touring exhibition The Sunderland Book Project also on show at The Gallery. The Sunderland Book Project is the inspirational idea of the artist Theresa Easton and invites participants to make a book inspired by the City ofSunderland.
Preview 6pm Friday 26th August, the exhibition is on show until 8th October
The Gallery is open from 9am – 7pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9am – 5pm Wed and 9am – 1pm Sat. Entry is free. It is closed on Bank Holidays. For details call Gateshead Council’s Arts Development Team on 0191 433 6927.
The Gallery, Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN