Ruth Marten “A Treasure Hunt In A Lazar House” Isis Gallery / Pure & Applied Private view 6-9pm Thursday 13th December

Using 17th-19th century prints from the flea markets of NYC as starting points, Marten looks for a hidden narrative and draws it out with super-subtle collaging, rearrangement, the finest hand with pen and ink and a lightness of touch that corresponds to John Heartfield’s proclaimed “tiny spot of colour” needed to turn a work into “art of a special kind

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