British Art Fair 2023: Sarah Gillespie – Moths and Habitats in Mezzotint

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 are ‘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. Please click on the images for more information on any of the artworks.

Sarah Gillespie – Grey Arches, 2023

Mezzotint printed on Moulin dú Gue, Paper 35 x 28cm, Plate 20 x 20cm, Edition 30.

Sarah Gillespie – Blackbird, 2023

Mezzotint, 60 x 75 cm, Edition 20, Printed on Aquari Hand-made paper.

Sarah Gillespie mezzotint of blackbird in sepia tone

Sarah Gillespie – Blackbird (Sepia), 2023

Mezzotint, 60 x 75 cm, Edition of 5, Printed on Aquari Hand-made paper.

Sarah Gillespie – The Graces, 2023

Mezzotint, 60 x 75 cm, Edition 10, Printed on Arches Moulin du Gue paper.

View Sarah Gillespie Mezzotints

Sarah Gillespie – Lament for the Bordered Gothic, 2023

Mezzotint, 49.5 x 74cm, Edition 30, Bleed edged, printed on Arches Moulin du Gue paper.

Sarah Gillespie – Coot, 2022.

Mezzotint, 61 x 91cm, Edition 20

Sarah Gillespie – Black Arches, 2020.

27 x 27cm, Paper size 38cm x 40cm, Printed on Arches Moulin du Gue paper, Edition 30.

Sarah Gillespie – Straw Dot, 2020.

17.5 x 12.5cm, Paper size 9½ “ x 7½ “ / 240mm X 195mm, Printed on Arches Moulin du Gue paper, Edition 20.

View Works in Rabley Gallery’s Online Shop:

Out of stock
£800.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Size: 30 x 30 cms (11.81 x 11.81 ins)

Edition of 15

Published 2020

£550.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Size: 17.50 x 12.50 cms (6.89 x 4.92 ins)

Paper Size: 24 x 19.50 cm

Edition of 20

Published 2019

£850.00

Medium: Mezzotint. 'Sempiternal' is printed deckle edge to edge, on a hand made roundel. Size: 39.5 x 39.5 cms (15.55 x 15.55 ins) Edition of 20 Published 2021

£550.00

Mezzotint Printed on Arches Moulin du Gué Edition 20 Image Size: 20.5 x 20.5 cm Paper Size: 27 x 27 cm 2022

£800.00

Medium: Mezzotint. 'Rise' is printed deckle edge to edge, Size: 35 x 35 cms (13.7 x 13.7 ins) Edition of 15 Published 2021

£550.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Size: Paper 24 x 19.5cm

Edition of 20

Published 2020

£990.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Size: 33.5 x 52.5 cms (13.19 x 20.67 ins). Diptych: 2 x 29.5 x 22.6

Edition of 30

Published 2021

£550.00

Mezzotint (blue black ink). Printed on Arches Moulin du Gué. Plate size:  12.5cm x 17.5cm. Edition 20. 2022.

£1,100.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Size: 50 x 50 cms (19.68 x 19.68 ins)

Edition of 20

Published 2019

£650.00

Mezzotint, 2023 Paper 35 x 28cm, Plate 20 x 20cm Edition 30 Printed on Moulin dú Gue

£1,100.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Size: 50 x 50 cms (19.68 x 19.68 ins)

Paper Size: 57 x 57 cms

Edition of 40

Published 2019

£650.00

Medium: Mezzotint

Plate Size 16 x 16cm

Paper Size 21 x 21cm

Edition of 20

Published 2023

Printed on Aquari Hand Made Paper

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