PRESS RELEASE March 2013
For more details please contact
Meryl Ainslie T 01672 511999
THE FLYING ITSELF
17 MARCH – 27 APRIL 2013
IMAGE –Sandy Sykes‘ The Flying Itself’ series detail from unique print 150 x 80cm
Sandy Sykes invites you to step through rooms, doorways and fields into her
tactile woodcut prints. Cut, drawn and burnished into life, she creates complex dual
worlds of time and space: Enjoy the antics of birds and animals performing their
often-comic rituals. Find the symbols and meanderings of old maps. … ‘The Flying
Itself’ and text in this series of prints is taken from the ‘dizzyingly metamorphic
imagination’ of multi-award winning poet George Szirtes.
These prints have Sandy’s original imaginings stamped upon their surfaces with her
characteristic dark humour and exquisite compositional finesse. Layered shapes and
forms emerge, revealing stories to be told and masking secrets to be held! Each print
print is a unique 'one off' work on paper.
Sandy Sykes M.A. was born in Yorkshire and is a painter, printmaker and maker of
artist’s books. Drawing is the basis of her entire philosophy and vision and is
essential to the production of her work in any discipline. References to visual and
literary influences, from many countries and throughout history invest her work with
a wry humour. Since 1970 Sykes has exhibited widely both nationally and
internationally in solo and group shows, some of which have toured in Britain,
Europe, USA and Russia. Her work is held in numerous Public Collections including
Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-5pm
Saturday 10- 1pm
All other times by appointment.
Sandy Sykes Course
‘Drawn to Ideas’
Sketchbooks, drawing and off press printmaking. Date 25-27 April 2013