PRISM PRINT INTERNATIONAL
for the love of art - for the love of humanity
Previous exhibitions -
PRISM 6 at CLIFFORD CHANCE GALLERY London 14th March to 22nd April 2016
Prism will be at the IXth Engraving Exhibition in the Santa Maria della Pietà in Cremona, Italy, September 24 - October 29, 2017!
This was a very exciting development for Prism! It is a level of recognition for our project which exceeds our expectations at this point in our existence!
We are truly indebted to the Lawyers' Art Group at Clifford Chance, and to Nigel Frank and Jane Hindley at Frank/Hindley Art Consultants, for granting us this great opportunity to showcase our artists' endeavours in their elegant new gallery space during March and April. We very much hope that in this highly respected London art space our fine works, which also function as a revealing comparative study of the differing cultural and personal expressions we represent, will gain greater recognition from being shown here and also be seen by the London art establishment.
Our mission is to foreground the distinctive ideas and approaches which stem from people of different cultures expressing themselves through the richly adaptable art of fine printmaking. Equally valid and equally displayed, our humble effort to encourage a wider understanding between peoples and mutual respect for each other's difference through the naturally sympathetic and empathetic medium of art, will have a better foothold thanks to this exhibition at the Clifford Chance Gallery.
We are extremely grateful to Nigel Frank and Jane Hindley for putting Prism forward to Clifford Chance, for managing the installation and exhibition, and for producing the elegant brochure.
We are especially delighted and honoured that Stanley Jones, the well known British lithographer and master of the Curwen Press, has agreed to lend us some of his work for this exhibition!
Special thanks are also due to our artist associate Ian Brown - who appears in some above photos helping NIgel and John frame the prints.
The exhibition was open by appointment
Contact Nigel Frank 020 7006 5183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gallery is on the 30th Floor at Clifford Chance LLP, 10-12 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ
Nigel Frank's Preface to the brochure is below:
Prism Print International 6
We were delighted to be offered this opportunity to host this exhibition of print works that are brought together under the auspices of Prism Print International, an artist-led forum that promotes cross-cultural exchange through fine art printmaking. This is the sixth exhibition that Prism has staged, the seventh will be in Poland later in the year, and each has built on its previous manifestation. Prism’s exhibitions, as the print curator Julia Beaumont-Jones has noted, have ‘gestated, cross-fertilised, evolved and gathered momentum’. It is this spirit of exchange and collaboration that attracted Clifford Chance to invite the Prism organisation to consider exhibiting in our 30th floor gallery at our London offices.
The artists exhibiting come from across the globe; from China, Japan, Poland, Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil and Korea. Despite ‘contrasting ideas and techniques’, the exhibition curator, and Prism co-founder, John Read has written ‘it is now even more possible to recognise certain characteristics in the works indicating the critical survival of indigenous attitudes expressed through the foil of personality and the spirit of art’. Though a common humanity is shared, ‘our important differences can remain intact as well’. While enjoying the works by these thirty one artists, we hope this collective individuality is communicated through the art.
The art committee at Clifford Chance would like to thank the artists for the loan of their work, and especially to exhibitors John Read and Nigel Oxley for enthusiastically taking up our invitation, and for making the exhibition a reality. Over the next few years, we look forward to seeing the displays of Prism Print International as they continue to blossom as an artist-led organisation promoting international exchange.
Clifford Chance art collection
Artists included in this exhibition
"Beautiful works. Congratulations to all the artists. Truly inspirational. Thank you."
– Visitor to Prism 5 London
Photographs by Wendy Shirvani, Kyoko Akatsu Read and John Read