10 Aug Highgate Contemporary September 6th-24th 2017 With Hannah Baker
I’m very pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting the highly talented landscape painter, Hannah Baker in September. Hannah, owner of Highgate Contemporary has invited me to show some of the current collection of work with her at the gallery.
Titled “From Folkestone to Cornwall”, the show will be a visual journey over places which inspire both Hannah and myself in our own personal practice. As artists we both tread some of the same paths along coastal routes and have both produced artistic responses to the landscapes within the various areas along the coastline.
The opening night of the show is taking place on Wednesday September 6th from 6pm onwards and all are invited to attend for wine and canapés.
Interview with Sam Peacock for Highgate Contemporary.
HC; Hi Sam, good to have you showing at the gallery. What works are you showing from your collection?
SP; Hi Mark and Hannah, thanks for hosting me at the gallery, its a pleasure to be showing work with Hannah, an artist I have known from the start of my career and someone I am happy to show my work alongside. I will be showing 6 large pieces from the “Province” collection alongside a few smaller works produced alongside the larger works. The large pieces are all inspired from the landscape within 12 miles from my studio on the south coast.
HC; You have been working on creating installation works at present for Novotel in Canary Wharf, how is what your showing with us different?
SP; The Novotel work was a commercial project for one of the largest hotel chains in the world. I worked to spec for that project. Working alongside Hannah gives me chance to return to my roots as a landscape painter and create pieces that work alongside Hannah’s own amazing collection of impressions from her area of expertise which is Devon and Cornwall.
HC; Some of our clientele would be interested to know what materials you use and why. Can you explain to us some more about your process?
SP; I have worked with steel since the mid 90’s. Making sculptural pieces and eventually evolving the process into what you see now, which are flat mild steel landscapes. I use fire and coffee in all the work and this gives me the textural effect I need to full express the journey the painting goes through before its concluded. I began using coffee as a source since working in Florence for a show there, I try and use Arabica coffee as it leaves a good aroma even when its dry. One of the reasons the Novotel commission worked so well is that my work had an immediate connection with Canary Wharf and the coffee trade that once dominated the area.
HC; Thanks for you time Sam, we look forward to hosting you alongside Hannah in September. Highgate contemporary represent a varied range of artists and are based on Highgate High Street, Highgate, London. N6 5JG and are open Tuesday -Sunday.