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Eremina Rediva, limited edition lithographic print by Gala Porras-Kim. SUMMER SALE: Now £200


Gala Porras-Kim
Eremina Rediviva, 2022
Archival duotone lithographic print. Printed on Zerkall Edwina Ellis smooth 150gsm
26.5 x36.5 CM
Edition of 50

Launch Price (unframed): £250 (+ shipping)*

Gala Porras-Kim has produced a new limited edition lithographic print exclusively for Gasworks, to accompany her first UK exhibition. 

Eremina Rediviva consists of twelve snails drawn by hand in graphite and refers to a collection of desert snail shells that were donated to the British Museum in 1846. The shells were catalogued and placed in a case in the museum’s mollusk collection. Four years later, William Baird, a zoologist at the museum, was cleaning the case and noticed a thin layer of slime next to one of the shells. He placed the shell into a basin of water and was surprised to see the snail’s head pop out, returning to life. The snail became a minor celebrity, sitting for portraits and attracting visitors to the museum.

Like many of the works included in Porras-Kim’s new Gasworks exhibition, Eremina Rediviva questions the ethical principles of museum conservation, whilst also bringing to life individual objects displayed within the museum collection. In an attempt to revive one of the twelve snails featured in the work, Porras-Kim has applied a glossy slime effect by hand to one snail in each individual print. 

Artist Biography
Gala Porras-Kim is an artist born in Bogota and based in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured at the São Paulo Biennial; Gwangju Biennale; Whitney Biennial; LACMA, Los Angeles; and Made in LA Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She has received awards including Creative Capital, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. She was a recent Radcliffe fellow at Harvard, and is currently artist-in-residence at The Getty. 



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About Gasworks Limited Edition Prints

Gasworks regularly produces exclusive limited edition artworks in collaboration with artists involved in our programmes. These beautiful and affordable artworks are kindly donated by the artists, allowing us to generate vital funds which ensure that we can continue to support emerging artists to research, develop, make and present new work. 

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