Alison Neville Curates Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking at Boston University’s Sherman Gallery

in Arts, News Releases
February 17th, 1999

Contact: Joan Schwartz, |

(Boston, Mass.) — An exhibition of Recent English Prints curated by Alison Neville, a London-based artist who exhibits internationally, opens at Boston University’s Sherman Gallery on Thursday, February 25 and continues through Saturday, April 3.

The exhibition includes work by internationally-recognized contemporary artists working in England, including the first showing of a new print by Lucien Freud, one of the preeminent artists working in the medium. Other artists include Peter Freeth, head of printmaking at London’s Royal Academy, and Paula Rego, who recently installed a series of murals in the National Gallery in London. Magnus Irvin, Oona Grimes, John Keene, Celia Paul, Mandy Bonnell, and Michael Taylor are also included in the exhibition.

This exhibition runs concurrently with the 1999 North American Print Biennial sponsored by The Boston Printmakers at Boston University’s 808 Gallery. A series of talks by artists including Alison Neville, Magnus Irvin, Oona Grimes, Nancy Palmeri, and Beth Fisher are being held in conjunction with the print exhibitions. Marilyn Kushner, curator of prints and drawings at the Brooklyn Museum and curator of the Biennial exhibition, will also present a gallery talk.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. For information call 617/358-0200.

What: Recent English Prints

Where: Sherman Gallery, Boston University
2nd floor, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

When: Thursday, February 25 – Saturday, April 3

Gallery Talks:
A Dialogue with the Artists: Magnus Irvin and Alison Neville Thursday, February 25, 4 p.m.The 1999 North American Print Biennial: A Curatorial Perspective

Marilyn Kushner, curator of prints and drawings at The Brooklyn Museum

Thursday, March 18, 5 p.m.

808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

Artist Talks:
Thursday, March 4: Nancy Palmeri, relief artist, University of Texas, discusses her Decameron Series

Tuesday, March 16: Beth Fisher, founder of three open access studios, Gray School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

Tuesday, March 30: London-based intaglio artist Oona Grimes, Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University

All artist talks are at 1 p.m.

855 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 306

Master Class for Magnus Irvin conducts a master class for students from Chelsea and High School Students: Brookline High Schools, Saturday, February 27, Boston University School for the Arts (not open to the general public, journalists may arrange to attend by calling 617/353-4626)

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

For Information: 617/358-0295

Comments are closed.