Sunday, 15 April 2012

Barry Kirk - "Frying Tomatoes" - an exhibiton of prints from the 1950s and 1960s

A new exhibition opens on Saturday 21st April at the Emma Mason Gallery in Eastbourne. The exhibition will show original prints by Barry Kirk all made between 1956 - 1965. This is the first time that these prints have been shown and available, for several decades.

Barry Kirk was born in Kent 1933 and studied at Canterbury School of Art and then The Royal College of Art in London, where he studied etching under tutors such as Julian Trevelyan. He made his prints between 1956 and 1965 and then turned to painting in oil. He taught at Canterbury School of Art for many years. Although known for his beautiful paintings his gritty urban prints from earlier years have been largely unknown. These prints are great, made in very small editions often of only 10 with subjects such as builder's yards, kids out playing, markets and urban streets.

The prints in the exhibition will be for sale and include framed and unframed work. Barry will be at the gallery from midday on the opening Saturday 21st April. All are welcome.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 21st April to Saturday 12th May. The Emma Mason Gallery is open Thurs, Frid and Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm.
emma mason Gallery
3 Cornfield Terrace
East Sussex BN21 4NN
Tel. 01323 727545

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