Stoller Hall presents Jasper Howard and Isaac Jordan: Collaborative Prints, an exhibition of large abstract monoprints exploring the connections between music and visual art.
The two Northern artists work collaboratively across painting and print, sharing an interest in experimentation that seamlessly crosses mediums. They infuse their collaborative work with an authentic and earnest curiosity into the properties of printing, noting: “We like how our lack of understanding lets the ink surprise us and presents unexpected compositions with a new vocabulary of marks”.
Set in the Stoller Hall’s main reception space, the large abstract prints greet concert goers, encouraging visitors to draw connections between the Hall’s performances and the languages of visual art. They recount how, while making the work, “we used terminology and metaphors that could apply to making music; the prints contain rhythm, chance, motifs, texture and structure.”
Abstract, rhythmical colour and a layering of processes marries with a refreshing playfulness rooted in experimentation. Print 7’s material list reads “Ink, Spaghetti and Rollering on paper,” an accurate reflection of how no material, application method or cupboard staple is off limits when it comes to their making practices.
The two have exhibited nationally, both individually and as a pair, most recently at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Manchester Contemporary, and BEEP Painting Prize, Swansea.
Jasper Howard and Isaac Jordan: Collaborative Prints runs at Chetham School of Music’s Stoller Hall until 1 January, Tuesdays–Thursdays 1–2.30pm, and an hour before Stoller Hall shows.