Angie Lewin - A Natural Line
Artist and designer Angie Lewin in solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
16 November 2013 - 23 February 2014
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a major solo exhibition by printmaker, painter and designer Angie Lewin.
Angie Lewin: A Natural Line runs at the Park near Wakefield from 16 November 2013 until 23 February 2014. Lewin, celebrated for her striking prints of skeletal plant forms set against the sky, has taken inspiration from YSP’s historic, 500-acre landscape - which she has visited several times over the past year to draw, photograph and gather from the seasonally-changing habitat - to create a series of new prints and watercolours for the exhibition, all of which is available to buy.
Lewin’s work is featured in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad, including The London Institute, Aberystwyth University, Ashmolean Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum. She has illustrated books for Faber and Faber, Penguin and Merrell, designed fabrics for Liberty’s of London and designs fabrics for St. Jude’s, which she founded and runs with husband Simon.
Angie Lewin studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design (1983–1986), and postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. After working in London as an illustrator Lewin studied horticulture and a move to Norfolk prompted a return to printmaking.
Inspired by both the cliff tops and saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, Lewin’s work depicts these contrasting environments and their native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph, watercolour and collage.
The exhibition in YSP Centre features Lewin’s paintings and prints, including an exclusive, limited edition, five-colour screen print hand-pulled at Jealous Print studio in London. Exclusive merchandise, including a Creamware mug and jug, canvas bag, and plywood tray, is available to buy, as is Meadow’s Edge, Lewin’s new screen-printed fabric for St. Jude’s. A series of associated events, including a two-day wood engraving course led by the artist on 8-9 February 2014, accompanies the exhibition. In recent years, YSP has led successful exhibitions with some of the UK’s best-known artists and designers including Rob Ryan, Donna Wilson and Mark Hearld.
YSP Shop showcases original work by international artists and contemporary designers and makers. The shop was awarded the title of Best Independent Retailer of the Year at the 2012 Northern Designs Awards.
About Angie Lewin
Angie Lewin studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design (1983–1986), and postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Lewin lives and work in Scotland. Forthcoming exhibitions include Ten Printmakers - St. Jude’s At The Scottish Gallery from 3-27 July 2013 and Nature’s Bounty at Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall with Mark Hearld and Alex Malcolmson from 1 September – 31 October 2013. Publications include 2010 monograph, Angie Lewin – Plants and Places and Garden Wisdom, an illustrated anthology of garden writing compiled by Leslie Geddes-Brown and illustrated by Lewin, both published by Merrell. In 2006 Angie was elected to The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and in 2008 to The Society of Wood Engravers. In 2010 she was elected to The Art Workers Guild.
About St Judes
Founded by Simon and Angie Lewin, St. Jude’s collaborates with an eclectic range of artists to create and print unique fabrics and wallpapers. www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk
About Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. It is an independent charitable trust and registered museum (number 1067908) situated in the 500 acre, 18th century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire. Founded in 1977 by Director Peter Murray CBE, YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK, and is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place in the world to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety and one of the largest public collections of Henry Moore bronzes in the open air. YSP also mounts a world-class, year-round temporary exhibitions programme including some of the world’s leading artists across five indoor galleries and the open air. Recent highlights have included exhibitions by Joan Miró, Jaume Plansa, David Nash, Andy Goldsworthy and Isamu Noguchi. 60 works on display across the estate include James Turrell, Sol LeWitt, Dennis Oppenheim, Martin Creed, Anthony Caro, Magdalena Abakanowicz and Ursula von Rydingsvard. YSP is committed to supporting artists at all stages of their careers. YSP’s core work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England, Wakefield Council and Sakurako and William Fisher.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG Tel. 01924 832 631 www.ysp.co.uk