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Consequences: A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress in residence at Foyles

Wednesday 14th October 2015 9:30am - Sunday 25th October 2015 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

Curated by Futurecity

A Two Pipe Problem is a one-man letterpress studio run by the artist Stephen Kenny.

Kenny considers his three antique printing presses to be artistic tools. Working with a mix of wooden fonts dating back to 1836 and more modern steel type, everything is designed and printed directly. Kenny incorporates the wear and imperfections of his ancient wooden letters and his presses into the aesthetic of his work.

Quoting and re-setting famous opening and closing lines from works of fiction on the shelves of Foyles bookstore, whilst resident in The Gallery at Foyles, A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress will produce a new and unique body of handprinted letterpress prints that pay homage to the surrealist wordplay of ‘Exquisite Corpse’ or Cadavre exquis.

The new series of prints will appear on the walls of the Gallery at Foyles throughout the residency, with the exhibition changing and growing on a daily basis. Stephen Kenny would be pleased to discuss his working methodology and the history of letterpress. Please feel free to talk to the artist as he works.

I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan, if ever he had a particularly tough case to solve, it would require 2 (or sometimes 3) pipes to solve. I don't smoke a pipe though. - Stephen Kenny

For more information about A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress, visit the official website

Opening hours (normal shop hours):

  • Mon-Sat 10am - 9pm
  • Sun 11.30am - 6pm

Please note the artist will NOT be available at these times

  • Wednesday 14 October 10am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 15 October 10am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 16 October 10am - 2pm
  • Friday 23 October 10am - 2pm


Venue: The Gallery, Floor 5, Foyles Charing Cross Road

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