Thursday 29th August 2012, 7.45pm
Visual Research Centre, Dundee. Part of the inaugural Print Festival Scotland.

This reading performance is a poetic survey of groves, glades & woods, drawing on field-trips from recent journey projects by Alec Finlay, including the road north, Out of Books, and bow down, surveying such notable woods as the Druidic oakwood of Sron Daraich, Sleat, the ritual plantings on Isle Maree, the oilfields of Duke’s Wood, and Bonnington Woodland.


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New Print Edition by Alec Finlay 

 

Modern Empire are delighted to announce publication of a new edition by Alec Finlay: a suite of 4 giclée prints entitled, SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD.

 

Each of the 4 prints holds one word, with the four letters from each word laid out in a grid, separated by a central cross. Reworking a line from American poet John Berryman’s Dream Songs, the formal structuring is typical of Finlay's ongoing work with found texts.

 


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La Scatola is pleased to present “MODERN EMPIRE” a group show with artists Vicki Bennett, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Alec Finlay, Sandy Grant, Susie Green, Russell Maurice and Inken Reinert.

 

Modern Empire’s first public exhibition, at La Scatola, includes original drawings, paintings, collage, photography, and sculpture, illustrating the broad range of


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Modern Empire, a new venture established to commission and sell limited edition prints, celebrates it's launch with an exhibition opening on Saturday 12th December at Lovell House in Hackney, London.

 

Modern Empire proudly present it's first print edition


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Sunbeam shows presents Modern Empire: Print Editions and Works on Paper, an exhibition including a selection of prints, paintings and collages by some of the artists who have worked with Modern Empire since it began in 2009.Works by Vicki Bennett, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Alec Finlay, Diego Mena, Inken Reinert, and Kelly Richardson.


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Modern Empire are pleased to announce publication of a new print edition by Kelly Richardson.

 

 

Orion Tide (Edition) I & II is a diptych featuring a desert landscape at night with what appears to be numerous spacecraft or vessels leaving planet earth. The landscape is highly detailed, beautifully lit by the rockets' burning thrusters, the heavy smoke plumes slowly fall to earth behind them. The horizon glows, the vast clear sky above shows hundreds of stars. Is this space exploration on a grand scale or is this some kind of mass exodus?


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Modern Empire are pleased to announce a collaboration with Russell Maurice and Hole Editions to develop a new print edition. Russell works in painting, drawing and sculpture, creating and retelling tales of unlikely animate objects that seem to exist within their own realm, a spirit world filled with alchemical magic. He is developing a set of works for Modern Empire that feature some of those characters.


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On Wednesday 6th March 2013, Contemporary Art Society North East members will be visiting Susie Green's studio in Newcastle to hear about her recent projects.

 

To coincide with this, Modern Empire are offering CAS members 10% discount off the price of Susie Green's print editions, Magic Touch (1) & Magic Touch (2) during the month of March.

 

Susie Green makes work that sits at an intersection between art and fashion. She is intrigued by the relationship between the spiritual and the decorative and how we give meaning and power to certain objects in our lives.

 


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Modern Empire are excited to be working with artist Sandy Grant towards production of a new print edition.

 

Sandy Grant lives in Glasgow and works at a studio in the Trongate 103 independent artists' studio complex. Modern Empire are supporting Sandy with


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Over the last couple of months, Modern Empire has been working closely with Berlin-based artist Inken Reinert to create our second edition.


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What is Orion TIde? In an interview for Modern Empire, Kelly Richardson discusses the work at the root of her print edition.


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Modern Empire are proud to announce publication of their second edition, a pair of untitled lithographic prints created by artist Inken Reinert, to coincide with the exhibition MODERN EMPIRE at La Scatola Gallery, London.

 

 

Reinert worked with Klaus-Peter Vellguth at the print workshop in Kunslterhaus Bethanien, Berlin to


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Modern Empire are pleased to announce the launch this week of a pair of limited edition photographic prints, 'Magic Touch (1)' and 'Magic Touch (2)', by Susie Green. The C-type prints on Kodak Metallic paper are Modern Empire's first published edition. They will feature in Modern Empire's inaugural exhibition opening 12th December and will then be available to purchase through modernempire.co.uk.


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