2 May - 15 June 2019

Including works by:
Michael Andrews, Kenneth Armitage, Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Stephen Buckley, Victoria Burge, Patrick Caulfield, Prunella Clough, Robert Colquhoun, Keith Coventry, Robyn Denny, Peter Doig, Tracey Emin, Paul Feiler, Lucian Freud, Sir Terry Frost, William Gear, Richard Hamilton, Marcelle Hanselaar, Patrick Heron, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Gordon House, Allen Jones, Leon Kossoff, Michael Landy, Kenneth Martin, Alexander Massouras, Kate McCrickard, Denis Mitchell, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Colin Self, Joe Tilson, Julian Trevelyan, Euan Uglow, Fred Uhlman, Keith Vaughan, John Wells

Private View - 1 May 6-8pm

Austin / Desmond Fine Art is delighted to announce Points of Contact, a show curated by Julian Page that surveys seventy years of printmaking in Britain.

The exhibition borrows its title from a series of prints by Victor Pasmore made during the 1960s and 1970s. Here, Points of Contact becomes a description of the mechanics of printmaking, of the printed image’s moment of generation when paper meets ink. Points of Contact also describes the complicated matrix of relationships that connect these forty-four artists across seventy years of printmaking. The exhibition suggests print’s wider historical resonances—from electronics to the first moon landing fifty years ago, print has influenced the twentieth century’s most significant achievements. The diversity of methods and forms visible in the exhibition testifies to the visual power of print since 1949. The exhibition joins together these forms with this wider historical argument in order to reassert print’s vitality today.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue available for purchase in the gallery.