Louise Hopkins Freedom of Information paintings 1996–2005
Paintings and drawings from 1996 – 2005 by the Glasgow based artist chosen for the Scottish Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2007. Examining all areas of Louise Hopkins’s practice, from the early painting on the reverse of everyday fabrics to later work using maps, photographs, sheet music and comic books as a support structure for her painting. By working on supports which already contain information, often an image, and in turning that page into a painting by repainting and hence remaking it, Hopkins confronts or perhaps annihilates the original visual information. Superbly illustrated throughout this book includes images of all of the work featured in the show, often in close-up as well as with a full view in order to show Hopkins’s extraordinary attention to detail.
Essays by Fiona Bradley, Greg Hilty and Ulrich Loock and full biography.
Softback: 96 pages, 26.8 x 20.6 x 1 cm
Published: September 2005
P&P: £4.00 UK, £12.00 Europe, £16.00 Rest of World