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Screen Print in – the ASWARA Gallery, Kuala Lumpur #printmaking

My Screen print was in the “Works on Paper” Exhibition at the ASWARA Gallery,  National Arts & Heritage Academy (ASWARA),  Kuala Lumpur,  MALAYSIA  –  February 1 – 29 2012

Screen print over ink wash

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

The goal of ink and wash painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its soul. To paint a horse, the ink wash painting artist must understand its temperament better than its muscles and bones. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. East Asian ink wash painting may be regarded as an earliest form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen.

Ink wash painting. (2012, February 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:55, March 7, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ink_wash_painting&oldid=477731523
Contributions Exhibitions News

‘Offset’ – West Buckland School – #printmaking

Below are a couple of my most recent exhibition contributions:

Here is an image of mine that was exhibited at The Alabama Art Kitchen (An Art Collective) 2626 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA, during February 2012.


Peter Bright @ Cheim & Read

The Church of England

Has Jesus cast out the money lenders from the temple or is he charging rent?

This is the print of mine that was exhibited at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, New York, USA. (January 2012)

I was delighted to be included in this exhibition which also featured artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss  and Kiki Smith.

I will be exhibiting at least three new prints at an exhibition called, ‘Offset‘. Offset is an exhibition of prints by North Devon Artists at West Buckland School which starts March 5th.

Contributions Performances

Plac.Art.X

Plac.Art.X was a ‘placard’ taking place on the 18 th august 2007 at Leerer Beutel in Regensburg/Germany. Placard = headphone festival and is an alternative form of participating in music, both as a listener and as a performing artist. Headphone festivals are a social and musical experiment.This placard was one of the happenings during the art.xxXtenxions weeks during august from Pomodoro Bolzano media art group and the placard was curated by their artist in residency Björn Erikson (aka Miulew) from Sweden. Read more…

 

Contributing Artists:

Walter Cianciusi (Italy) El Lazo Invisible (Mexico) This Window (UK) chiste (Chile) John Kannenberg (USA) transponderfish (Germany) miulew (Sweden) christiaan cruz (USA) benedikt koehler (Germany) JanedaPain (USA) gintas k (Lithuania) little_johnny_anger ( – ) tbttbc (Belgium) Eartrumpet (UK) Jori Tokyo (Germany) { brad brace } (USA) bryce beverlin II (USA) phog masheeen (USA) nathalie fougeras (France) ookoi (France/Netherlands) usr/sbin (USA)

Contributions

Softcopy (2006)

I was selected for “Softcopy” exhibition at the Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, April 3-17, 2006. I have always been fascinated by time and this exhibition was an ideal opportunity to document a period in my life when I was obsessed with genetics and had embarked on breeding a champion mouse to gain a National Mouse Club best in breed trophy. Our vast knowledge on the way living thing are made, enable us to create larger or smaller domesticated animals or other living organisms for food and pleasure.

The piece exhibited in the ‘Softcopy’ exhibition was called ‘Site Under Construction’ this was an ongoing project I started in 1999, which explored the complex idea of identity and truth. Documenting how to breed a ‘difficult colour’ – difficult colours are the colours painters love to use. I was painting with living things.

Through out the web there are thousands of extremist viewpoints all ejaculating vicious and malicious bile. By assuming an extreme identity you can adapt innocent information and create a political or moral hard-line manifesto and engage in extreme ideologies and propagate propaganda. Extremes like fascism can be alluring in times of National crisis and could be considered as a remedy for terrorism and economic crisis. (I naturally don’t agree with this but…)

Below is a copy of the original proposal

Site Under Construction. This was selected for the “Softcopy” exhibition at Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, April 3-17, 2006.

The Quest For The Perfect Colour

Producing the perfect specimen, with the perfect colour 1985-1987

I discovered a book ‘Exhibition & Pet Mice’ by Tony Cooke L.R.I.C and was fascinated by the concept of using genetics to produce colour. A Frankenstein urge to tamper with genes and create truly living colours. Click here for brief bibliography and my source material.

The first step was to purchase the best raw material for my palette. A gentleman in Brighouse, Yorkshire had a mousery full of excellent breeding stock. I purchased the finest trio he had available. (These were Chocolate and Tans. C/T’s contain genes, which allow you to create different varieties, however I had to search high and low for the specific gene I required to create a specimen that would become a ‘Breed Champion’.)

Within a few months I had produced a good strain of mice which were healthy and of a good size. I then began taking them to shows were they were judged, ‘under the strictest rules laid down by the National Mouse Club’. I was slowly accepted into this community.

THE AIMS

  • 1/ To reach a high status within this group of people.
  • 2/ To question and explore their motivation.
  • 3/ To study their class structure.
  • 2/ To win a breed cup.

The Variety to Win the Breed Cup

The proof of my success

I was tempted to try and produce a tri-coloured mouse (This was genetically impossible at the time). However I settled on a Satin Sable, a type developed by Walter Maxey in the 1880’s. A difficult colour prone to obesity and death (see text below on the red gene). I found the ‘Satin’ gene in Shropshire and acquired a pathetic example that I crossed into my pedigree stock. After several failures with my experiments and selective breeding I eventually produced the beast that won the Sable Cup in July 1987. 

Section on basic colour varieties and how to breed them.

Their features and body confirmation have to be of a certain type. All examples that do not meet these criteria have to be destroyed, to prevent them contaminating the pure blood line.

Section on Fatal genetics…obese gene… waltzing gene. Double lethal gene  

The comitee members discovered I was an Artist and asked me to become the cartoonist for the ‘National Mouse Club News’ this I did and created ‘The Diary of a Thinking Mouse’. This modest position within the organisation enabled me to observe the heirachy and social structure of this group. I was never socially accepted and was treated as an outsider. The majority of the people I came into contact with were from the North of England or the poorer suburbs of London. They were Council Workers, caretakers, labourers and retired people. As a group it would be safe to describe them as, mainly ‘Working Class’ and as is typical with this this class of society, they were extremely dull of mind and poorly educated.

Walter Maxey – The Fancy Mouse

Another view from the exhibition pdf of article in ‘The Northern Light’