HOUSE, Gordon

‘Embossed Quartered Arc’ by Gordon House



Gordon House Two Photographic Film Sheets.

The two photographic film sheets have a design in black. They were used to transfer the design onto a screen print or etching plat titled ”Embossed Quartered Arc’.A few minor dents in the film, else in good condition. Made in 1970. Unsigned
Sheet size 270 x 245mm  (10.5 x 9.5 inches)

Reference: Baro 34



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‘Photographic film stencils allow the reproduction of an image by mechanical means and again the stencils are prepared away from the screen and adhered to it when completed. Stencil preparation is perhaps one of the more important and vital stages in the whole process at kelpra Studio. The majority of stencil preparation is photographic, allowing manipulation by the artist and the master printer alike. Sometimes the artist becomes directly involved with the preparation-a print may even result from this very involvement-or not. The final positives which are used to make the photographic stencils are made by the several methods; direct drawing onto a translucent material called ‘Kodatrace’, cut film or by actual photography. All of these methods, giving different characteristics to the finished image, enable a positive film to be developed which is then transferred onto stencil material, developed and adhered to the screen ready for printing.’
Quote from: Kelpra Studio. The Rose and Chris Prater Gift. Artists’ prints 1961-1980. (Pages 63/64)

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