Through the press is a collection of etchings, collagraphs and monoprints by Lindsey Moran and Clare Flinn who both work from Hub Studios in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool. They both have a passion for printmaking and love the unpredictability of the hand-crafted (traditional) processes.
This exhibition highlights their joint love of natural forces, striking locations and the escapism that art affords us all, especially in light of recent events.
Landscape is a subject that Clare constantly returns to, reflecting her love of the wild edges of the British Isles. The attrition of wind and water on rock are an apt parallel to the physical building and rubbing away of the printmakers’ plate. Clare has a love of these age old processes, and of the marks produced by ink and plate, often random and unexpected.
Clare studied printmaking at Wirral Metropolitan College, and now works from Hub Studios and from her home in Hoylake.
She is also a painter, and has exhibited across the Northwest, as well as in Wales and Scotland.
Lindsey has a keen interest in the relationship between printmaking and photography; inspired by the endless variations and possibilities afforded as light changes during both the day and the year.
Her work explores the impact of light in both architectural and organic contexts; whilst being created by a process that is itself dependent on light exposure.
Lindsey has exhibited widely; recent highlights include the New Light Art Prize, Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.
She Studied at University College Chester where she specialised in Printmaking. She was invited to stay on as a Fellow to investigate ‘The Role of the Computer in Fine Art Printmaking’.