Group Show 2023
September 4th - December 31st 2023
One of the most interesting and appealing aspects of human nature is the almost limitless scope for interpretation. Each individuals personal feeling for and immediate, as well as longer term, reaction to any number of subjects and perusals can present both subtle and polar differences to the next. One person's vision of beauty, no matter how classically inclined, can be interpreted by another with curious indifference.
Perhaps nobody is better at interpreting the real to life and the abstractions of thought than artists. An artist, almost by virtue of their profession, possesses and innate ability to interpret and continually re-interpret their surroundings. This can range from the micro to the macro, the intimate to the expansive and from a wide ranging viewpoint to singular in depth studies of one particular subject.
Along with subject and viewpoint, the choice of medium in which to realise an idea is of equal importance. From bronze to steel to marble and wood, an artist's hand can transform raw material into objects of great strength and beauty. An artist can impart life and emotion into that which had none.
This show presents a vast and engaging range of sculpture from nine new and existing Gallery artists. At its heart is the connecting thread of how each artist interprets their own unique visual cues into sculptural forms.
Anne Curry explores the beauty and complexity of natural forms, ranging from seed pods to flower buds and leaves at a scale that allows the viewer to become immersed in their undulating lines.
Claire Malet's series, 'Tread Lightly', also takes the exquisite artistry of nature as its subject but on a far more intimate scale. Each sculpture appears to float in formation like a momentarily disturbed flurry with oxidised silver leaves contrasting with their delicate recycled counterparts.
Brian Caster's sculptures present an intriguing and subtlety playful look at balance both literally, as his stone-like forms appear to teeter and sway, and the fine balance between the perceived and the real, with patinas and inclusions that give the impression of age old forms.
Brian Caster demonstrating the movement of his sculpture 'Balance II'.