Ruth Dupré will be showing monoprints which are inspired by the stories of the Apocalypse in the book of Revelations and the book of Ezekial in the Bible. These stories are extreme and violent, but have a particular resonance at the moment. Storytelling can be a comfort but also a threat, and the prints will reflect that.´Black inked monoprints have an inherent portentous quality to them, regardless of the subject matter, but in this case, the medium will intensify the melodrama of the content. She will work on a series of seven prints, following the story of the seven angels and their trumpets. Each one will allude to the biblical story, but will not be bound by it. The religious message is taken seriously, but is not to be expressed literally.
Ruth Dupré has exhibited in numerous high profile galleries including the Whitechapel, the Barbican, the Royal Academy, the ICA, and the V & A in London.She won the Jack Goldhill Prize at the Royal Academy for her glass piece Butchery, and the Bombay Sapphire Prize, for a film she made with Anne Brodie and Louise Gilbert Scott. She has received travel awards from the British Council. Her work is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the Corning Museum of Glass, New York.