Lyndsey Ingram in collaboration with Karsten Schubert present Sea Change, a solo show of new and recent work by Ann-Marie James. The exhibition at Lyndsey Ingram in Mayfair brings together two series of James's work based on master printmakers Albrecht Dürer and Kanagawa Hokusai. The exhibition runs from 19th June—2nd August 2019.
In the paintings and drawings in Sea Change, Ann-Marie James's work begins with art historical images as found object sources for complex and multifaceted abstractions. Her newest series, made for the exhibition, references Hokusai's The Great Wave. She transforms the iconic and ubiquitous image through building layers of screenprint, drawing and painting with Prussian blue, the same pigment used by Hokusai.
In the case of her Dürer works, James's work begins with isolating the clouds found in the Renaissance artist's engravings Madonna and the Monkey and The Sea Monster. James transforms the initial imagery with dipping pens and ink, in both expressive and exacting detail. The Dürer and Hokusai series found in Sea Change demonstrate James's interest in an ongoing dialogue with art history, continually reconfigured over time. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by art historian Dawn Ades.
The exhibition also features an impression of Dürer's The Sea Monster, on loan from the Whitworth Art Gallery.
Ann-Marie James: Sea Change
19th June—2nd August 2019
20 Bourdon Street
London W1K 3PL
Tuesday 18th June | 6pm—8pm
Press release courtesy Karsten Schubert.