Esther Windsor


The Waiting Room
School of Art and Design
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB

4 November - 13 December 1998

The recent Young British Artists phenomenon has focused international attention on the emerging generation of artists in this country. Already famous at home and abroad, they have between them participated in many major contemporary exhibitions of the last ten years. The screen portfolio consists of eleven large screenprints made between February and July 1997 by twelve London-based artists, screen, a new National Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery tours to Wolverhampton in November.

These prints are visually striking, sometimes provocative and often humorous. They include Georgina Starr's You Stole My Look, inspired by a Starvision comic advert, Jake &: Dinos Chapman's macabre double skull and crossbones and Abigail Lane's grainy evocation of early black and white monster films. Imagery in the prints is diverse, encompassing themes ranging from childhood, lifestyles and death to cinema, the media, fashion and the art world itself. The other artists in the exhibition are Barren Almond, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mat Collishaw, Anya'Gallaccio, Siobhan Hapaska, Gillian Wearing, Cerith Wyn Evans and Catherine Yass.

The portfolio was co-curated by Charles Booth-Clibborn and Ridinghouse Editions and published under the imprint of The Paragon Press.

A postcard pack featuring eight of the prints will be available at a price of £1.50.