Prints & Paintings by Helen Brown & Johanna Freudenberg
Wednesday 20th March – Thursday 28th March 2019
In their joint exhibition of prints and paintings at londonprintstudio entitled 'A Sense of Place', Helen Brown and Johanna Freudenberg are exploring associations, both material and intangible, with location. Images are reduced to their essential components to add intensity to our experiences of personally meaningful physical spaces.
Helen Brown’s work stems from a prolonged period spent last year at the print making workshop Studio Kura on the island of Khysuin Japan, where she was inspired by a local garden, traditionally constructed and housing the bones of ancestors. Its reductive simplicity fused the family’s personal history with ancient conventions of garden space. Helen’s work further reduces imagery to find those fundamental moments that distill the larger experience.
Johanna Freudenberg’s collages and reliefs 2014-2017 are a body of abstract work undertaken by a primarily figurative painter. Their titles place the viewer in seemingly 3 dimensional locations, full of geometrical shapes winding and turning suggestively on their axes. The viewer is invited to share associations, some wry, some timely, and often with a connection to urban life.
Private view on Thursday, March 21st from 6:30 to 8:30pm and on
Saturday, March 23rd from 10:30am - 12:30pm