Concrete Ribs

Folding Spheres

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Circular Experience

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Three Points of Living

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Interchange

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Concentric Emergence

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Days Interlinking

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Rings of Unity

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Vocal Segments

Screenprint on paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Absorbing Matter Turquoise

Screenprint on towel, 50 x 90cm

Absorbing Matter Yellow

Screenprint on towel, 50 x 90cm

Absorbing Matter Indigo

Screenprint on towel, 50 x 90cm

Absorbing Matter Red

Screenprint on towel, 50 x 90cm

Company

Screenprint on acrylic, 50 x 50cm

Welcomed and Wanted

Screenprint on acrylic, 50 x 50cm

Visible

Screenprint on acrylic, 45 x 45cm

Safe and Secure

Screenprint on acrylic, 72 x 30cm

Concrete Ribs was an exhibition of new work by Helen de Main, Sarah Forrest and Carla Scott Fullerton in the former ‘ladies pool’ at Govanhill Baths. Working in printmaking, sculpture, text and video, each of the artists respond in distinctive ways to the history and physical structure of the space. 

Taking the context of the 'ladies pool' as a starting point, Helen de Main has produced a series of printed works that look at spaces inhabited by women or specifically created for women. Images have been drawn from research into women's communes, peace camps and swimming pools, as well as directly from the Govanhill Baths Archive. Grainy halftone images overlay clean graphic diagrams in a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours.