Against Classification or: My Mother Sees a Salad in Every Field, 2021
Woodblock print dyed by hand with dandelion, dock, yarrow and chlorophyllin inks on paper
56 x 76CM
Edition of 20
Launch Price (unframed): £325 (+ shipping)*
As the result of research conducted during her residency, artist Gal Leshem had produced a new handmade limited edition woodblock print exclusively for Gasworks.
Against Classification or: My Mother Sees a Salad in Every Field is a woodcut pressed into Velin Arches paper using organic dyes made from locally sourced plants such as dandelions, dock and yarrow. The prints have been hand-pressed by the artist, making each one a unique variation.
Leshem's work traces the histories of dye plants as a way of addressing notions of migration, nationality and appropriation in its material form. During her residency, Leshem experimented with new dyes from plants foraged around the city, whilst also exploring land rights, commons and the folklore of plants native to both the UK and Israel/Palestine.
Gal Leshem lives and works in London. She gained a BA in Fine Art and Art History at Goldsmiths University and an MA from the Slade School of Art. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Looking for Rubia Tinctorum, Huxley-Parlour Gallery; Regroundings, Goldsmiths CCA (all 2021); Thought Threads, San Mei Gallery, London; Visions at the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (both 2020); Parade, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth; Jerusalem Film Festival (screening), Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; CCA Video Greenhouse, Fresh Paint Fair, Tel Aviv; Now You See It, Now You Don't, Wesserhale, Berlin; The Subversive Stitch, TJ Boulting, London (all 2019); Blomberg New Contemporaries, Block 336, London; Bodily Encounters, APT gallery, London; Barbican's Change Makers, Valance house, London' 70 Degel, Bet- Elians, Jerusalem; and Water Tower Art Fest, Myasto 167, Sofia (all 2018). In 2017 Leshem was artist in residence at Tate Modern and Tate Britain School Workshop Programme. In 2017-18 she was part of Up Projects' Constellations, a research and development programme for artists working in community contexts.
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