10.09.2013, Lithographic print made from Guardian newspaper plate, 2013, Edition of 20, £350 (unframed)
As part of her exhibition Exit, Voice and Loyalty at Tramway in 2013, Lucy Skaer created a new series of lithographic prints using the Guardian newspaper’s original printing plates. For CCA, Skaer has created a special edition from this series. Having collected the yellow, cyan and magenta plates directly from the newspaper, Skaer hand-printed a series of pages, one for each day of the exhibition. Only a few sparse details from the intended layouts remain as Skaer allows the information to become abstracted, creating ghostly histories of the day’s news.
Lucy Skaer was born in Cambridge in 1975. She completed her BA at the Glasgow School of Art. From 1997 Skaer co founded the collaborative group Henry Viii’s Wives, and worked at Transmission gallery in Glasgow, where she had her first solo show in 2000. In 2003 Skaer was short-listed for the art prize Becks Futures and exhibited at the first Scottish presentation at the Venice Biennale, where she also presented in 2007. Skaer’s recent solo presentations include Kunsthalle Basel (2009) for which she was nominated for the Turner Prize, Kunsthalle Wien (2012) Yale Union, Portland (2013) and Tramway, Glasgow (2013).
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