John Stezaker: Silkscreens
Ridinghouse in association with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Friedrich Petzel Gallery & The approach 2010 • £28 | $49.95 • Hardback • 143 pp • 28.6 x 23.1 cm | 11.3 x 9.1 in • 85 illustrations, 35 in colour • ISBN 978 1 905464 34 0
Although best known for his small-scale intimate collages of film stills, postcards and other found imagery, John Stezaker's silkscreens executed between 1977 and 1994, reveal another side of the artist. The comprehensive group of these mid- to large-scale silkscreens are brought together here for the first time. They include manipulated imagery of kissing couples, disembodied men and woman, floating baby-heads and even film stills.
While at first this body of works seems to stand in contrast to the collages, the silkscreens employ many of the same techniques, cutting out, cropping, slicing and over-laying that are seen throughout Stezaker's work. Over 65 images are accompanied by an essay Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, the first text on this the silkscreens as whole.