Paul Morrison’s distinctive style is instantly recognizable, these bold renders of gardens, landscapes and botanicals 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.
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.
For the next two months, we’ll be exhibiting a selection of our screen prints at City of Makers Gallery, Sheffield, a showcase space set up in conjunction with Year of Making 2016. The gallery presents shows by local creatives, celebrating the great diversity of Sheffield making.
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.
We are now stocking a new range of museum mount cards by Crescent. They're a welcome addition. These old fairground posters, with their faded colours and discoloured paper, benefit from having a soft "dirtier" colour next to them as opposed to the brighter colours of normal ranges.
Check all your frames at least every 5 years. Despite using the materials appropriate to your project, we still recommend you keeping an eye on your freshly framed artwork. This is important to keep all framed work looking sharp, particularly if the work is valuable. We use conservation materials as standard. Conservation adhesives aren’t as aggressive as other adhesives as they are reversible so that if removed they leave very little marking on the piece. However, this does mean that occasionally they can fail after time and artworks can become loose in the frame. This is nothing to worry about: just bring the frame in and for a nominal fee we can open it up and get it looking in tip top condition again. We can also carry out any cleaning and polishing that needs to take place.