PRESS RELEASE 2017/18
Everyone Is A Moon is an exhibition of new work by artist and printmaker Amy-Jane Blackhall that takes the form of an immersive sculptural installation.
Blackhall’s work emerges from her fascination with the concept of interconnectedness, through the physical and spiritual act of making, particularly the repetitive nature of print.
Underlying structures are central to her imagery; derived from sacred places, she frequently references archetypal symbols, Oriental art and Eastern ideologies. Recurring themes in her work reflect on how the universality has a strong aesthetic appeal transcending space and time, language and culture.
A large lunar abacus takes centre stage. A familiar childhood object used for counting now holds hand blown glass moons positioned to mark the lunar phases of 2017.
Casting it’s own shadow and reflection in the moon mirror it exists beyond it’s framework; as the audience orbit the space they can’t help but interact and engage.
Accompanied by a series of prints made from solar plates there is an emphasis on the comfort in the cadence and repetition of ongoing cycles that both anchor and elude us.
Amy-Jane Blackhall is the founder of INK on PAPER PRESS, a Fine Art print and editioning studio based in Wiltshire, and is the winner of the 2016 Flourish Award and Intaglio Printmaker material prize. The Flourish Award was established in 2009 by West Yorkshire Print Workshop to champion and showcase excellence in printmaking across Yorkshire. The award now provides printmakers from across the UK with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition at the WYPW Gallery. The winner of the award goes on to present their own solo exhibition for at Huddersfield Art Gallery. After a 3 month run from 21 October 2017 – 13 January 2018 in Huddersfield the installation tours to Rabley Gallery in Wiltshire to be exhibited alongside ‘COAST’, works on paper by Neil Bousfield and Nik Pollard.