14 May Tide SOLO SHOW, Taking place at Kahn Gallery, London THURSDAY 10TH JUNE 2021
I am very pleased to announce that the long awaited solo show “Tide” will be taking place at Kahn Gallery, hosted by owner Geraldine Hassler. Opening on Thursday 10th June, 2021 after a series of delays due to the ongoing pandemic.
The show will be centred around all the work which I created from the garden studio where I operated from during the period from March 2020- January 2021 before moving into the new studio space on Battle High Street. The work is a culmination of collected experiences centred around the landscape with the inevitably limited access to new landscape based adventures. However being lucky and fortunate enough to be within walking access of viewing the local Sussex coastline and the beautiful countryside which inhabits the local area.
One of the main parts of the show was to show the artistic journey from creating works in a more traditional square format to the more circular pieces which were inspired by the finding of a 17c Annular Brooch based on copper when out detecting a few local spots where I have permissions on. Below is one of the first pieces of completed work I made on steel, Frithelstock Stone which comes in a size of 90cm. I gleaned a lot of influence for this piece from the evening sun and the calmness generated by there being no polluting traffic leaving vapour trails in the sky and the calmness of watching the whole world come to a grinding halt.
Continuing on the same tract of how I produce artwork, each piece is made using a mixture of oils and organic materials, some this time sourced from the landscape with items like ash and clay making an appearance within the paintings unique mix and some more of the traditional items which I have used before such as Coffee and industrial oils, which when mixed together and heated in the fire create such vivid colour palettes and textures.
Stellar was a piece I created pre pandemic, it clearly shows the artistic journey in texture as this was the first piece of art where I had started to experiment with chemicals to affect the outcomes of the base texture. I used a mix of Ferric Chloride on this piece to give the aged look. When heated the iron in the Ferric turns a rich red colour. This forms the base on which to add paint. When heated, the layers of paint which represent the journeys taken start to creep out from beneath the surface to reveal a past identity.
Tide takes place from Thursday 10th June 6pm at the Kahn Gallery, Walm Lane, Queens Parade, NW2 5HT, London. Please contact the gallery directly to be added to the list for the night.
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