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Printmaker of the Month, July 2016

We’re created a space in the LPW Studio which can be booked by members to test out new ideas and exhibit final work, work in progress or any research or ideas.

The first exhibition in the space is a series of new prints by LPW artist Karen Goodwin-Legg.

Karen studied for her BA Fine Art Printmaking at Loughborough University School of Art and Design (1995) and her MA at Camberwell College of Art, London (2002). She has exhibited her work widely, both nationally and abroad, with highlights including the 31st Mini Print International of CadaquƩs, Spain, and Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Bulgaria. As an artist, her practice includes prints and book works.

Karen Goodwin Legg has taught Printmaking for over 15 years, for various Universities in the UK and abroad. Her last position was as Assistant Professor in Fine Art at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The work included in this exhibition is a reaction to the latest refugee crisis. The boat prints are based on tangram, the ancient Chinese geometrical puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces. To a certain extent the tangram resembles a western jigsaw puzzle but differs from a jigsaw as it always has the same number of pieces.

Karen uses simple imagery to raise awareness of the recent refugee crisis. This work has been screenprinted at Leicester Print Workshop.

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