Peter Freeth RA: My Affair with Resin
5 November 2008—22 February 2009
In the Tennant Room
This exhibition of prints by Royal Academician Peter Freeth explores the unique process behind his work as well as the themes to which he has returned throughout his career.
Peter Freeth RA, Reflections on a Theme of Canaletto, 1999. Aquatint. © the artist. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.
"It all began with a brief postcard from my uncle Andrew Freeth RA. Four rather cryptic lines suggested a way of etching completely at variance with anything I had done before. I tried it out and was bewitched – love at first sight! That ‘new medium’ has been the basis of nearly every print I have made since and has largely shaped the nature of my work.
"This small show is the brief history of a personal obsession from my first experiments to the most recent, and I hope, reveals the special characteristics of a most unconventional way of making prints – a rich vein I am still mining."
- Peter Freeth RA
The Tennant Room is one of the John Madejski Fine Rooms
1pm-4.30pm Tuesday to Friday
10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
Free artist's talk
Saturday 31 January 2009 at 2pm in the Tennant Room
Join Peter Freeth as he introduces the prints on display and talks about his unique working practice.
All welcome. No booking necessary.
Read an interview with Peter Freeth in RA Magazine, Autumn 2008.