This December, Whitewater Gallery presents a collection of works by printmaker Sarah Seddon, in the last of the 2020 special ‘Featured Artist’ exhibitions. Click HERE to take a 3D walk around the show. A page book accompanies the show which may be viewed below, a printed edition is availabe from the Gallery priced £7.
This unique collection, created over the last twelve years, is inspired by Francisco de Goya’s ‘Los Caprichos’ series of satirical etchings and aquatints, which the Spanish artist created between 1797 and 1798 in response to the political corruption and social ills of the time. Paralleling Goya’s collection in spirit, and in some cases responding directly to individual works, Sarah Seddon has created a series of twenty etchings that addresses our own recent time in history. Set in the innocuous setting of an allotment, her images use visual metaphor to expose the contemporary social and political predicaments we are facing in the early 21st century. They also demonstrate her extraordinary ability as a printmaker, achieving fine drawing and delicate tonal qualities through the skilled application of aquatint, sugar-lift and pepper pot techniques.
Sarah studied Fine Art at Falmouth University, graduating in 2010. Her exquisitely detailed handmade prints are developed in limited edition using traditional metal plate etching, mono-printing and aquatint techniques, and her skilled work reflects the depth of detail possible in contemporary print.