3 May 2012 - 4 Jun 2012
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Glasgow Print Studio - ground floor
This exhibition features a series of new etchings by Olivia Bliss, inspired by both Scottish and Icelandic landscapes.
Olivia's art explores and interprets the landscape through a contemporary perspective, whilst retaining some traditional values. Many of her ideas come from the experience of a journey and in several of her etchings Olivia has transformed direct rubbings from natural elements into the print itself. Such etchings have been layered over glacial maps, creating an intriguing juxtaposition between close up textures and aerial views.
Inspired by Japanese printmaking, Olivia's prints incorporate a diverse mix of layers, patterns, textures and colours to help convey an experience of landscape.
Olivia Bliss is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Glasgow. As an artist she is primarily interested in our sensory connections with nature and finding ways to communicate ecology though art. Over the last five years she has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK, France and Portugal.
Olivia studied BA (Hons) in Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art, where she won the 2009 Glasgow Print Studio Prize. During September 2009 she participated in an artist in residence programme with Obras Arts in Portugal.
Sponsored by anCnoc Highland Single Malt
Image: Jökull I, etching with digital in an edition of 10 (Copyright the artist and Glasgow Print Studio)