Preview: Norwich art exhibitions not to miss this week
Print Odyssey is an open-submission exhibition involving artists and designers using the medium of screen printing — including eye-boggling 3D prints. Plus: John Rafman and Joel Holmberg, and young Norwich artists Jennifer Meredith and Meg Douglass-Ellis.
PRINT ODYSSEY 2012
Stew, Fishergate, Norwich, until June 9, Wed-Sun 12pm-6pm (June 4-5, 12pm-6pm), free admission, stewgallery.tumblr.com
Print Odyssey is an annual open-submission exhibition involving artists and designers working in all fields using the medium of screen printing.
Organised by Norwich-based mobile screen printing duo Print to the People, the exhibition features 42 artists working with 2D and 3D screenprints, installations, textiles and ceramics.
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The event, now in its second year, is double the size of the first and has attracted a record number of submissions from as far afield as the US and Canada.
It aims to celebrate screen printing, offering enthusiasts an exciting platform in which to collectively show their works. Emphasis is placed on interactive and unusual applications, alongside contemporary imagery in more traditional formats. There is also the chance to buy original and affordable work.
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JOEL HOLMBERG & JON RAFMAN
Outpost Gallery, Wensum Street, Norwich, until June 26, 12pm-6pm, free admission, 01603 612428, www.norwichoutpost.org
Rome Wasn't Built In A Day Because No One Had Anything Going On That Week is the lengthy title of this exhibition which brings together for the first time the work of John Rafman and Joel Holmberg.
Rafman, based in Montreal, and Holmberg, from Brooklyn, initially collaborated online and it is this disjointed form of communication that the viewer is confronted with. Holmberg has produced what appears to be a comic, up scaled post-it note which hangs from the gallery beams with the message 'Ups We Are Here', while plastic IKEA Pluggis magazine files filled with fresh flowers sit on the gallery floor.
On the walls Rafman presents new works from his ongoing series New Age Demanded, digital prints of busts textured with imagery taken from Holmberg's flowers and UPS packaging where sculpture, pattern and image combine.
JENNIFER MEREDITH & MEG DOUGLASS-ELLIS
Norwich Playhouse, until June 30, 10am-6pm, free admission, 01603 598598, www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
Young artists Jennifer Meredith and Meg Douglass-Ellis exhibit in the upper gallery at Norwich Playhouse as part of Somewhereto, a London 2012 project aiming to inspire local talent by getting venues to donate exhibition space.
Meg Douglass-Ellis says she has always just drawn whatever comes into her head, and that she usually can't draw fast enough to get all her ideas onto paper.
Sixth form student, Jennifer Meredith's work focuses on portraits and experimentation within painting and drawing. 'When it comes to showing my art to the public, I've always struggled with knowing where to start. Somewhereto has provided me with a starting point.'
Emma Brough, exhibition coordinator at Norwich Playhouse, said: 'We're honoured to be able to give Jennifer and Meg the opportunity to exhibit.'
YOU ARE HERE
The Gallery, NUCA, St George's Street, Norwich, until June 9, Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm, admission free, 01603 756247, www.nuca.ac.uk/thegallery
This timely pre-Olympics exhibition features works by the legendary American graphic designer Lance Wyman whose iconic functional style is best-known for works including the 1968 Mexico Olympic logotype and graphics for the 1970 Mexico World Cup.
Sainsbury Centre/The Undercroft, City Hall/The Crypt, Carnary Chapel, Norwich School, until July 29, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm, �6 (admits to all three venues) (�4 cons), 01603 766400, www.nnfestival.org.uk
Bill Viola is one of the world's most celebrated video artists. His first time in this major exhibition in this region can be found in three locations and comprising both large and small scale pieces Book or pay on the door.