Sara J Beazley
Sara J Beazley
Opening Reception: 15th June 2010 | 6.30 - 8.30pm Duration: 15th June to 27th July 2010 Venue: Sift, G/F, 46 Graham Street, Central Gallery opening hours: Tue – Sun 3.00 – 11.00pm | Fri and Sat till 12.30am
Marrying old with new, Sara employs traditional printing techniques such as etching, drypoint, embossing and silkscreen printing to produce contemporary and original images. Her works capture a delicacy and subtle beauty of line, pattern and palette. Juxtaposing architectural drawings or photographs with fine patterned fabrics and elements of the figure, Sara’s work is graceful and sensitive. The carefully composed layers of ink amalgamate to produce remarkably sophisticated images. This time, we have selected three series of Sara’s works for this exhibition - Corsets, Chandeliers and Johnson Road: Corsets were born out of a scrapbook of beautiful old lace samples given to Sara by a friend of her. Sara wanted to give the rectangular shaped samples a new lease of life and used the fabric to make collages of corsets from which photo etchings were produced. Sara was interested by the idea of making something new out of something old. Some of Sara’s Corset prints were used by trendy Japanese fashion label FurFur as a textile design for their SS09 collection. Chandeliers are what Sara describes as “negative etchings” where she drew the chandeliers with pens that would resist the acid and etched the background as oppose to etching the line of the drawing. This technique brought the work to life by introducing a sense of light passing through the objects. Johnson Road were inspired by photographs Sara took around the bustling and busy streets of Wan Chai, Hong Kong. These beautiful hanging lanterns caught her eye amid the character filled streets of the district.