Jesse Jones

Black Church Process 2012

Master Printmaker: Raymond Henshaw


The Golden Age has yet to come,

silkscreen on mirror/glass,

134 x 182cm


The Process project was great opportunity for me to broaden my practice materially. As an artist working in film I had used print only briefly while making props for a film work in 2011 called Against the Realm of the Absolute. This was my first encounter with Black Church Print Studio. The printed props were a way to make a specific object for the film but I really enjoyed the process and how the practice attends to the image in a slow methodical way by breaking it in to systems and layers. For the Process project I created a work that was a companion piece to a film work exhibited in the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane in 2012. The print was intended to read as an expanded frame from the film within the gallery space. I worked with Ray Henshaw to create the work, which was a large silkscreen print on various pieces of glass and mirror. The image was a flash frame from the film ‘The Predicament of Man' so the print allowed me to give this image an emphasis in the exhibition that would I hope some how resonate the film.

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Black Church Process is a new Studio initiative that invites leading art practitioners from other art disciplines to work with the resources of the print studio. This programme offers an insight into the potential of printmaking while promoting and positioning it within contemporary art practice. The projects are intended to be an exploratory process, initiated by the artist's vision, and facilitated by the skills and experience of a dedicated printmaking team of master printmakers and print coordinators. Artists are encouraged to explore the various possibilities that printmaking present to them. The collaboration between artist and studio aims to give the practitioner a comprehensive understanding of the processes and concepts of this art form and to lead to new and exciting directions in their practice.