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exhibitions & events 2018

June Carey & Ade Adesina: a Collaboration in Print

June Carey & Ade Adesina: a Collaboration in Print
Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 09 June - 28 July 2018

Preview: Friday 08 June from 6pm - 8pm

June Carey & Ade Adesina: a Collaboration in Print

This exhibition brings together two very different artists working in print, with their own visions of a surreal nature.

Together they have created a sublime series of etchings and linocuts that combine Carey’s figures with Adesina’s landscapes, mixing the “magical realism” of the artists.


Ade Adesina RSA RGI

Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria 1980, is currently a full time Artist who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was the Royal Scottish Academy, Artist in Residence at Glasgow Print Studio from 2013 to 2015. Previously he studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, from 2008, graduating in 2012. He combines his African cultural roots with his British culture, producing work that makes people reflect about themselves and their histories.

Adesina creates large-scale linocuts and etchings which combine technical virtuosity with thought provoking themes and an acute sense of humour. His highly detailed prints are rich with political comment and observations. His work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world, in particular Adesina has a fascination with how the human footprint is affecting our planet.

"Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and I wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species.

My practice is influenced by my experiences of travel and the imagery that I encounter. Recently I spent time in Italy, Nigeria, Scottish Islands and Germany, immersing myself in different cultures and collecting a variety of imagery to use in my next body of work. I enjoy researching and visualising the differences between countries both historically and culturally. My ideas come from the new places I’ve visited and I source information from television documentaries and current affairs."

June Carey

June Carey RSW RGI PAI

June Carey began her Art Education in the 1960s at Glasgow School of Art. In 1982 she became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and began a lifelong love affair with printmaking. Discovering etching brought about a turning-point in her work and career. The process of making an etching set her imagination free. Suddenly shze had found her subject, and has been exhibiting her work widely throughout Britain and abroad since.

Her awards include The Scottish Arts Council 1998, McGrigor Donald Trust 1989, European City of Culture Woman 2000 (First Prize) 1990, Dundee District Council Purchase Prize 1991, British Council Assistance Grant 1992, The Hope Scott Trust Award 1993, Scottish Arts Club Award 1993, McDonald Orr Ltd 1993, Anne Redpath Award 1996, BP Aberdeen Assistance Grant 2002, Connell & Connell Sponsorship and in 2004, a Research Grant from the Scottish Arts Council, to visit India.

June Carey's work can be found in the collections of Lady Thyne; Peter Gabriel, BBC Television, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Scottish Arts Council, Oxford University, Teachers Whisky, Highland Region, Edwins Gallery Jakarta, Barclay Lennie Fine Art Ltd, MacTaggart & Mickel Ltd. Eastern General Hospital, McDonald Orr Ltd, Dundee District Council, Arts in Fife and Private Collectors at home and Abroad.

She has had ten solo exhibitions to date and has been invited to show her work in more than fifty prestigious group exhibitions at home and abroad. Co-publications of her prints include Glasgow Print Studio and Edinburgh Printmakers. Invitations include; Lecturing on her work in the UK, Iceland and Jakarta;for many years, selecting works for major Scottish Exhibitions;Scottish Arts Council selected visiting artist for schools in Scotland. She has been elected to serve on the councils for most of the major Scottish Societies since 1989.

Image: (from top) Ade Adesina & June Carey, 'Entrance To The Gate Of Paradise', collaborative linocutprint, 114 x 76.5cm, 2018. Ade Adesina, 'Every Hour', 92 x 61cm, woodcut, 2018. June Carey, 'Quiet Waters Run Deep', etching, 59 x52cm.


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