R.K.Burt Gallery
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
57-61 Union Street, London, SE1 1SG
Fiona Fouhy

Fiona Fouhy’s practice covers broad themes of place, geology and history, celebrating the resilience of nature over millennia. Predominantly printing monotypes, she uses etching inks, extender, rags and large rollers to create fast, expressive images. Processes, materials and chance inform and evolve her practice.

This new body of work investigates forest habitats on differing scales – from the intimate, barely-noticed fungi underfoot, to the overwhelming, immersive, deep woodland where we lose our bearings. ‘Forests’ is new territory for Fouhy. In it she explores how to work by intuition and emotional reaction to the forest environment. For her, the forest experience symbolises states of lostness, bewilderment and fragility in the face of the unknown. Simultaneously the forest is a place of healing both for the individual and for the planet. It is a fertile place for the imagination and there is benefit in encountering its uncertainty and surrendering to its dark strangeness.

About the artist: Fiona Fouhy lives and works in East London, UK and is part of the East London Printmakers studio community as a permanent key holder, a tutor and a director. She studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London and History of Art at the University of Manchester.