Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry

Kate Downie

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About the edition

This limited edition screen print was produced in DCA Print Studio with Kate Downie for the artist’s project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tay Road Bridge.

"My work attempts to transform ordinary places into poetic acts of memory…I love the silver skies above the Tay and the silver reflections below the bridge, the minimal 60s ‘brutalist’ design…The two lorries added a colourful narrative of travel, because of course a bridge is all about the act of crossing…" Kate Downie

Downie’s work frequently explores the infrastructure of human migration, tracing journeys via river estuaries, mountains, railway systems or highways. This atmospheric print uses the fluidity of the ink blend in a monoprinted sky to capture the illusion of movement, mirroring the narrative of transition and crossing. Downie was also Artist in Residence for the Forth Road Bridge during its 50th anniversary.

Year 2016
Edition of 26
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
Dimensions 76 x 56cm
Signature Signed numbered and titled by artist on recto
Artist Kate Downie
Produced with Kate Downie

About Kate Downie

Kate Downie is an American born Scottish landscape artist. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK as well as in China, Australia, Norway, Holland, France, and the USA. She has received numerous awards and residency placements throughout her career, and is represented in public and private collections worldwide.

Over the past decade Downie has developed her interest in Chinese ink painting, and has participated in three residencies and research trips to Beijing and Shangxi Province. Solo touring exhibitions in Scotland, such as Shared Vision and the Great Wall print series continue this intercontinental relationship. Her solo exhibition There and Back at Panter & Hall in London in 2019 portrayed a more personal migration from the city to rural Fife, where she is establishing Birchtree Studios with her partner, photographer/designer Michael Wolchover.

2020 will mark a return to Beijing with a China/UK collaborative exhibition in the famous 798 district with acclaimed ink painters Xu Yun and Hong Shen and UK land artist Helen Goodwin. Closer to home, Growing Forms New Works on Paper and Canvas will open in the Garden Room of the Scottish Gallery in October 2019.
 

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