British Art Fair
Saatchi Gallery, London
Sarah Gillespie – Moths and Habitats in Mezzotint
Booth 17 – Solo Contemporary Gallery
28 September – 1 October 2023
“We have done enormous damage to those we share the Earth with. The work of the artist is to pay attention – to refuse not to notice.” – Sarah Gillespie
British printmaker Sarah Gillespie was drawn to moths because they’re ‘overlooked and under-loved’. Then she found out they are in catastrophic decline: 50-60 species have become extinct in the past 80 years. Their plight has become an obsession.
The triumph of moths is in their diversity, beauty and importance as pollinators. The triumph of Gillespie is to draw us close to her subjects, absorbing us in the unloved and overlooked. Where the global awareness of climatic extremes shouts out as todays news, Gillespie whispers to us to pay attention to signifiers in fragile environments nearby.
New Editions Launching at the British Art Fair
This year at the British Art Fair, Sarah Gillespie will be launching two new publications. Also and for the first time, Sarah Gillespie’s beautiful mezzotints will be installed with their corresponding copper printing plates to echo and reflect the limited edition prints.
Sarah Gillespie – The Graces, 2023
Mezzotint, 60 x 75 cm, Edition 10, Printed on Arches Moulin du Gue paper.
Sarah Gillespie – Blackbird, 2023
Mezzotint, 60 x 75 cm, Edition 10, Printed on Aquari Hand-made paper.
Mezzotint, 49.5 x 74cm, Edition 30, Bleed edged, printed on Arches Moulin du Gue paper.
Mezzotint, 61 x 91cm, Edition 20
Rabley Drawing Centre
Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 2LW
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Rabley Gallery specialises in drawings, works on paper and contemporary printmaking. Founded in 2004. Members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.