FOLD> is a portfolio of prints that I curated for the IMPACT 9 printmaking conference in Hangzhou, China, 22-26 September (starts tomorrow!) As I can’t make it, I’ve posted the portfolio to the organisers to display on my behalf. The conference questions the meaning and relevance of print in the digital age, so I thought the aspects of print that are not adequately conveyed in digital format are the tactile and the physical. The portfolio focusses on surface alterations and folds.

“Radiant Intervals,” Screen print, 40cm x 30cm (15.75 x 11.8”), Stephanie Beisel, 2015

Radiant Intervals by Stephanie Beisel, screenprint

The word fold also has multiple interesting connotations referring to creases in cloth, in paper, in time, to movements of wings, the body, the land, and a secondary meaning of groups of animals or people. The addition of a fold to a sheet of paper has the effect of creating a folio, and creates space and orientation. The portfolio consists of prints that each have at least one fold, with final dimensions of an A4 piece of paper (21 x 29 cm). There were no restrictions on medium, size of image, size of paper, shape of paper, substrate, style, whether text, collage, hand coloured, glow in the dark, embossed, perforated, nor printmaking technique used. There were some interesting approaches, and I’m pleased with the final outcome. Here are some pictures below.

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Untitled, by Mayra Gazinotti, screenprint

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Untitled, by Mayra Gazinotti, screenprint

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1:00:47 by Ronit Mirsky, screenprint

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After the Flood, by Susannah Stark, Sceenprint and digital collage

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Untitled, by Meiyi Wang, Linocut

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White Face, White impressions by Amy Cornfield, face print and screenprint

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Canyon and Cave, by Meg Rahaim, Digital Inkjet print

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Moss by Gloria Ceballos, Screenprint

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Roberto’s, by Rob Miles, linocut

Las Brujas by Eden Barrena Gonzales, Lithograph on two sheets for FOLD portfolio

Las Brujas by Edén Barrena Gonzales, Lithograph

A huge thank you to the participants, and apologies to the ones whose work I did not photograph. This portfolio may be run again in the future, so please get in touch if you are interested in FOLD2> for the next impact conference in Lisbon in 2017!

hold (2015) by Wuon-Gean Ho, for Fold Portfolio, at Impact 9, Hangzhou

Hold, by Wuon-Gean Ho, linocut

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PS. Life zooms by and the world continues to shrink. I made work in the USA this summer, and am in shows in London, Japan and China in the next couple of months, but of course I haven’t got round to posting anything at all! Just to say that I do have work in the National Original Print Exhibition in the Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street (next to the Tate Modern) in London from now until 27th September. These are the prints that are there: two of my newish monoprint screenprints measuring 112 x 76 cm.

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