12 February - 15 March 1997

Michael Craig - Martin


The exhibition will include all the original prints which Michael Craig-Martin has made to date and will launch Book, an illustrated book containing 10 double page screenprinted images, which is co-published by Alan Cristea Gallery and Ridinghouse Editions.

"He is a resolute modernist but one with a sceptical eye, and from this long-pondered equation of reason and intuition he has recently produced works that make visible, more successfully than ever before, his own unmistakable voice." Richard Shone 1996

In Book and Craig-Martin's recent prints, familiar, mass-produced everyday objects are depicted with absolute clarity, against shocking, yet seductive, coloured grounds -  a pair of shoes on a field of fuchsia pink, a swivel chair on acidic yellow, an open book on flame red.

The artist depicts and transforms the mundane, thereby questioning the natures of appearances and the audience's perceptions of visual imagery.

This will be the first exhibition of Craig-Martin's editioned prints, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introduction by Richard Shone.

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Alan Cristea Gallery is now Cristea Roberts Gallery

The gallery’s new name recognises publicly the close partnership between Alan Cristea and David Cleaton-Roberts, who have worked together for over 20 years. Alongside the other directors, they have built the gallery into one of the world’s leading publishers of original prints and editions, forming relationships with an extensive roster of international artists and estates, as well as representing several artists in the UK for their painting and drawing.

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