What to book: ‘Dialogues’ at Flowers Gallery

Colourful geometric prints by four female artists go on show at the Kingsland Road space

Bridget Riley, ‘Coloured Greys’, 1972, screenprint. Copyright Bridget Riley/courtesy of Karsten Schubert and Flowers Gallery

Four female artists – Fiona Grady, Tess Jaray, Bridget Riley and Carol Robertson – will present a selection of works using the silkscreen-printing technique at Flowers Gallery’s latest exhibition, ‘Dialogues’.  

Carol Robertson, ‘Free Fall 12’, 2018, monoprint. Copyright Carol Robertson/courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

With their meticulously executed geometry and vivid use of colour, the pieces explore the interplay between real and perceptual space. Riley’s trio of prints, ‘Coloured Greys’, draws on a narrow spectrum of grey shades that are presented in horizontal waves, shifting subtly into green, purple and brown tones to create the impression of rippling water. Jaray’s use of simple, iterated patterns, such as zigzags, diamonds or arrows, invests her compositions with a sense of depth, while Robertson’s vibrant prints embrace the power of colour to draw and direct the gaze. Grady, meanwhile, has designed a site-specific installation on the gallery walls, featuring a painted sequence of shapes, as well as a set of screenprints that symbolise the passing of time from sunrise to sunset.

Tess Jaray RA, ‘Thorns, Yellow on Blue’, 2017, screenprint. Copyright Tess Jaray/courtesy of Advanced Graphics and Flowers Gallery

‘Dialogues’ is at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2, from 5 July to 8 September.

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