Friday, 7 August 2015

Michael Smither: Prints

This is actually a part of a series, and it says a lot that I don't hear about that until part 6 Michael Smither: Prints.

Michael Smither is an artist that has supposedly retired from gallery showings (and has gone 7 since), and Tony Hiles teamed up with him to show the artistic process in action. In this part, we see screen prints in action as we spend three days at the screen print workshop and see the care Michael Smither puts into making sure the prints as close as he can get. And he does this with a light touch, with humour, and poking a non-zero amount at the printers who actually do the printing.

And afterwards, Tony Hiles was there for a brief Q&A. Probably not the best of questions, but I don't think I was the only person to hear about this now, and half the questions were about the prints themselves which the artist needs to answer.

That all said, I look forward to getting the full 10 year box set.


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