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  1. Paul Morrison’s distinctive style is instantly recognizable, bold renders of gardens, landscapes and botanicals which can be seen in sculpture, painting and many forms of print. This beautiful linocut we recently framed was created in the Pace Print, N.Y. As a relief technique linocut is very rarely carried out to this scale. The plate took a team of printmakers 3 week to carve and only 30 prints were produced.

    Paul Morrsion, APG Frame

  2. It’s always exciting to work with an artist who isn’t afraid to be brave with framing. We created these playful compound frames from the colourful new Frinton Mouldings range. Alternating colour pairs, with the work mounted onto a mid grey acid free mount card. 6mm white spacer to allow space between the artwork and the glass and then GroGlass WW AR.

  3. Street View: Photographs of Urban Life @ Graves Gallery

    ‘The invention of smaller, lighter hand-held cameras in the late 19th century enabled photographers to escape the restrictions of the studio and take their practice onto the street. Ever since, the street has appeared in photographs as both a primary subject and an informative backdrop, contextualising the rest of the scene. This exhibition explores the diversity of the street; as a social space, as a battleground for protest and as a source of artistic inspiration.’

    We had the pleasure of working with Museum Sheffield on framing this exhibition for the Graves Gallery. They have been collecting photographic works since the 1970s and have exhibited a selection of highlights spanning from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

    The framing style was simple and coherent, using museum standard mount cards and photo corners. Below: work in progess.

    Photographs of Urban Life

  4. The current show at APG works sees the work of 2 visiting Japanese artists installed into the galleries

    The exhibition, by Yusaku Fujiwara and Chiaki Kurumizawa, reflects on the impact and aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11/3/2011.

    "Five years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake (magnitude 9.0) and tsunami (40 meters high) of March 11, 2011. In Japan, people are still recovering from the disaster."

    Chiaki Kurumizawa / Silver Lining
    "We Japanese uses the hot water for Shinto ritual. It means purification. I distilled the water of the disaster area and made the drop of water. And I took photograph of the light of the drop of water."

    Yusaku Fujiwara / Lotus
    "I collected plants at disaster area.
    I put the plants on the flat base which I painted in black, and put paper and print it. The parts which I put the plants are left white. These are made with accidentalness and intentional work. I caught the plants as a symbol of the life and death and lay out the traces (white shadow of life and dead)."

    Exhibition open daily 12-4pm, Monday to Saturday, May 16th to May 27th

    Private View 19th May at APG, 5pm; all welcome. Please visit the Facebook event page to confirm attendance, or email us. Thanks!