Group show of portraits from the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection. July 6 – August 26, 2012
“The Gaze of History probes the conventions of portraiture and the exchange of the gaze through drawing, printmaking, photography and painting.”
to anyone not familiar with the process of lithography on could say, it is a way to make multiples of the same image by using a stone. The artist draw on top of perfectly evenly flat stone and than thanks to a ‘magical’ procedure and intense physical labor, the drawing material can be replace by a printable one [ printing ink] allowing than to make duplicates…it is in a sense like using a ‘copy machine’ with an unmatchable quality of image rendering. We could very well say that lithography is what Rolls Royce is to a mass produce car.
one cannot invent the lithography process, it has to be transmitted, usually from the older to the young…this recent document tend to prove it.
Even so most likely images are created by drawing on top of a stone in 1980 I experimented on transferring drawings done on paper onto stones — papers needed to be specially prepared. One of the obvious advantage is to be free to draw everywhere one wishes to, as it is far easier to carry a piece of paper than a lithograph stone! It is remarquable how the grain of stone ‘catches’ the drawing material in an very unique way. Still drawing onto the paper allows the create a greater variation of textures. I have a number of transfer-drawings on paper from this period waiting to be printed to morrow or in a hundred years…
–? drawings, linoleum cuts, lithographies, photographs and texts copyright Raymond Verdaguer, 2012.