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Ann Pacheco Prints - A Hayward Touring Exhibition

8th July 2008

Photograph of Ann Pacheco Prints - A Hayward Touring Exhibition

Swanson Gallery, Thurso
Anna Pacheco - Prints
19 July to 9 Aug
A Hayward Touring Exhibition

An exhibition from the Hayward Gallery of the prints of South American artist Ana Maria Pacheco goes on show on at The Swanson Gallery, Thurso from 19 July to 9 August.
Born in Brazil in 1943, Ana Maria Pacheco is an artist of extraordinary diversity. Her work ranges from painting and sculpture to printmaking, and draws on a wide variety of cultural references that include Brazilian folklore, classical myth, mystical Catholicism and medieval satire. Pacheco uses her source material to create works that play with the art of storytelling. She has developed a particular use of symbols, motifs and devices that combine to produce a distinctive and fantastic imagery.

This exhibition focuses on Pacheco's work as a printmaker and brings together five sets of prints, each concentrating on a specific historic fable or social tradition to produce dramatic, highly charged images that illustrate the fine line between human comedy and tragedy.

Pacheco employs a variety of techniques including lithography, screenprint, etching, woodcut and drypoint to present each image to maximum effect.

Swanson opening times; M, T, W 1 to 5pm, Fr 1 to 8pm, Sat 10am to 1pm, Closed Thurs and Sun

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