Tan Alphabet/ Down (Homage to the Alphabet):
Linocut
2015
112 x 76cm

J.L. Abraham

J.L. Abraham (b. 1957, Adelaide, Australia), studied BA (Hons), University of Adelaide (1975–79); MA and Ph.D. Literature at Columbia University (1979-89). Selected group exhibitions include: New Prints 2016/Winter, International Print Center, New York (2016); 89th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, USA (2015); 10th Turner National Print Exhibition, CSU Chico, California, USA (2014). Solo exhibitions include:
Word Prints: Gertrude Stein at the New York Public Library, New York (2012-13). Recent prizes include: Art in Print Award, 89th Annual Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia (2015), and Art Students League of New York Jack Bilander Scholarship (2013-14). She lives and works in New York, USA.

Homage to the Alphabet is a result of an interest in text, pattern and colour and aggregation: creating series and combining works within these. Abraham says, “Making monoprints, I am painting with blocks, inks, papers and a press. Yet my practice is modular; I combine and recombine.” Alphabets are supremely modular. Homage to the Alphabet has many parts. Black Alphabet/Down and Tan Alphabet/Down are two of a series of eight variations on an alphabet the artist created. The artist has also started creating prints based on each letter, with ‘D’ the resulting work is Delightedly. The artist says, “Alphabets are also apertures—windows onto new worlds.”

 

You can see J.L. Abraham's work at Vane


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