Last night was the private view of an in-house favourite of ours, Puck Collective! The show ‘Cluster Puck’ was hosted at The Print Space on Kingsland road.
Puck is one of the largest collectives in the UK and is full of plenty of great Print Club members. Such superstars include, David Gibbons (AKA Babycrow), Margaux Carpentier the recently featured Ruby Taylor alongside studio technicians Sam Baldwin and Elliot Kruszynski (myself.)
As usual the eclectic range of work on the walls made it very hard to walk away unsatisfied. Puck still have that special magic of somehow creating a very coherent and collaborative body of work, which at times is a wonder given that the collective is 40 strong (with 29 members exhibiting) and some even living abroad.
In place of the normal screen print selection on display, this time it was entirely formed of Giclee prints printed in house by The Print Space. This allowed for the work not to be restricted by the limitations of screen printing alone and created something with a slightly different tone to previous exhibitions. With there being no set theme it allowed the individual character of the members to flourish.
The space very much lent itself to Puck’s display, with there being enough wall space to be able to take on all of the exhibitors and not feel cramped. I think space is something that Puck has always been a little bit handicapped due to their large numbers, but it was great to see just what they can do on a larger scale.
It was great to see A0 prints alongside much smaller A4 pieces with everything in between, and despite these varying sizes no ones work became lost.
This was a great way for Puck to start off the year and I know they’ve got some more exciting shows in the works.
Keep up the good work guys!
The show ‘Cluster Puck’ carries on until the 17th February so be sure to check it out.