Axiomatic Worlds, Dundas Street Gallery 9th-13th February 2022.

Open Daily

Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th Feb 2022

Events

Tuesday 8th Feb, 7-9pm

Thursday 10th Feb, 3:00- 4:30pm

Friday 11th Feb, 3pm

Saturday 12th Feb, 3pm

‘Axiomatic Worlds’ refers to the process of making that I’ve been developing over the last five years; setting ‘starting conditions’ or ‘rules’ that expand from one mark, to many, to patterns defining complex forms. I’ve used these to visually model ideas; in particular ideas around economic and social justice, debt relief and ideas of jubilee. The influence of my academic history in theology and mathematics is reflected in my artwork.

 

The foundation of my work is in drawing; with completed works being created primarily in screen print. In the exhibition you’ll find works in other forms of printmaking and in watercolour too. Gold is a repeated theme in my work for it symbolism, and many prints feature gold leaf work.

 

Please join me in Edinburgh in February 2022, or at one of the online events where I’ll be happy to take you through my screen prints, sketchbooks and share my experience of how artistic practice has furthered my understanding of the world.

 

Axiomatic Worlds is at The Dundas Street Gallery, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ from the 9th – 13th February 2022.

Events

Tuesday 8th Feb, 7-9pm

In order to hold this event within current guidelines, I am asking for people to register for this free event so that I can restrict numbers to keep everyone safe. If you have registered but are no longer able to attend, please do let me know so that I can release your place to someone else.

Thursday 10th Feb, 3:00- 4:30pm

In this workshop Lou will explain her method of keeping experiemental sketchbooks full of abstract patterns. She will talk about how ideas form, develop and grow and how she goes about transferring patterns into finished screen prints.

 

You’ll each receive your own square, spiral-bound sketchbook, handmade by Lou, to use during the workshop and to take away with you. All other materials will also be provided.

 

We’ll explore how dots, lines and circles can be built up into complex patterns by repeating simple sets of rules, and how variety can be introduced by changing rules between one drawing and the next, and even within drawings.Lou will have a selection of her sketchbooks and drawings on hand for inspiration, as well as her finished screen prints which you’ll be able to view in the gallery.

Friday 11th Feb, 3pm

In this online live session, Lou will explain her method of keeping experiemental sketchbooks full of abstract patterns. She will talk about how ideas form, develop and grow and how she goes about transferring patterns into finished screen prints.


We’ll explore how dots, lines and circles can be built up into complex patterns by repeating simple sets of rules, and how variety can be introduced by changing rules between one drawing and the next, and even within drawings.


Lou will have a selection of her sketchbooks and drawings on hand for inspiration.


This event will take place on YouTube live.

Saturday 12th Feb, 3pm

In this online live session, Lou will share her inspiration for making abstract geometric screen prints inspired by economics, justice and peace. She’ll share how she was inspired to explore topics such as debt relief and basic income; how those explorations are worked out through printmaking and how the process of art making allows for revelations and new perspectives.

 

If you have questions for Lou about the work in the exhibition, you can submit them via the live chat or message Lou beforehand via her instagram @loudavisart

 

This event will take place on YouTube live.