Kate McCrickard

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Starman

6 color lithograph from stone

19.5" x 15" (50 x 38 cm)

2021

Edition of 30

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Firestarter

5 color lithograph from stone and plate

19.5" x 15" (50 x 38 cm)

2021

Edition of 30

Kate McCrickard's newest pair of lithographs drawn on stone and printed on the Voirin press in Paris. Multiple colors printed from the same stone using both reductive and additive techniques to capture her lively gestural mark making and color sense. 

"The two colour lithographs are based on sketches made from life of young people, summer 2021. In fact, they were both watching television – The Olympics – as I drew them, but as I redrew onto stone, the teenage boy and girl morphed into anxious witnesses to climate change rather than carefree sport spectators.

The hot colours we laid down in the first passes on the girl led me to think of her as an inadvertent  “Firestarter” as most of us humans are in the age of the Anthropocene; her palette is sickly and dystopic. Her partner, The Starman, is for optimism and holds on to hope by wearing a celestial shirt and clutching a beer." KM

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Swimmers 

Stone lithograph printed on Bunkoshi Japanese paper with hand coloring in gouache.

64 x 83 cm (25" x 32.5")

​2020,

Edition of 20

Kate McCrickard is a painter, printmaker and writer based in Paris, France. Her prints often have a loose and textured quality created using the trace monotype technique. But the underlying structure lies her confident drawing skills. Lithography is a perfect match for her.  With the combination of litho crayon and tusche wash, she is able to delicately and fluidly describe her lively scenes and characters.   

 

Kate's work has been exhibited world wide and is in the following museum collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, The British Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, The Davison Art Centre, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh