New Abstracted Landscapes

In the past few months I have been exploring a new body of work inspired by distorted panoramic landscapes. Using collage and mixed media I have juxtaposed photography with line drawing and collaged images with mixed media onto canvas. Working on several pieces at the same time…some still works in progress:


Solo Exhibition @ Art Van Go

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‘Harbour’ 2007 mixed media.

I am delighted that Art Van Go have offered me their gallery space throughout April to exhibit a retrospective of my work. The collection entitled “The Simple Act of Walking”

The exhibition shows my mixed media work dating from my ‘Harbour’ painting 2007 which was awarded the Margaret Harvey Prize for Welwyn and Hatfield and continues through to my mono print work and mixed media paintings, made for Parndon Mill group exhibition ‘Encounters’ 2015.

The exhibition then continues to the very recent mixed media work based on observations whilst walking through the Cornish landscape. These pieces are abstracted land and seascapes which reference dual perspective panoramic images and sketches.

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‘Winter seascape’ 2016 mixed media

Visit:

Art Van Go

The Studios
1 Stevenage Rd
Knebworth
Herts SG3 6AN

Tel: 01438 814946

‘Encounter’ mixed media 2015.                          ‘Gull’ mixed…

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Open Studios planned at The Forge Digswell

Members of praesentia as part of Digswell Arts will be exhibiting new work during an Open Studio Event at The Forge Digswell this Spring 2016.

Date to be confirmed possibly early May.

Caryl Beach Veronica Grassi and Sally Tyrie will be opening their studios and print space to the public for viewing and discussions about new work and events planned for 2016.

 

More details to follow.

Digswell Arts: http://digswellarts.org/studios/

The Forge
Hertford Road
Digswell
Herts. AL6 0BU
Tel: 01438 717765

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Praesentia ; Encounters @ Parndon Mill Gallery Harlow

22nd May to 28th June 2015

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22nd May – 28th June 2015 

Gallery Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm Sundays 2pm – 4pm

http://www.parndonmill.co.uk/next_exhibition.html

A body of new work by three artists, explores the relationship between object, memory, material and process. Whilst each artist uses different media, there is a narrative and cohesive theme to their work which has been described as ‘Fresh, fragile and emotive perspectives juxtaposing thought provoking use of multi media’.

Caryl Beach uses mixed media, photography, and print making to respond to her experiences in the landscape. Her photography records and reflects her everyday journeys, noting the detail, often overlooked, in the hustle of our daily routine. These experiences present new encounters to note and capture. Her work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world, with a beauty that lies in imperfection, impermanence and an appreciation of the simple integrity of objects and processes

Veronica Grassi fabricates…

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Praesentia: Encounters Exhibition at Parndon Mill, Harlow

21st May – 28th June 2015
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm Sundays 2pm- 4pm

A body of new work by three artists, explores the relationship between object, memory, material and process. Whilst each artist uses different media, there is a narrative and cohesive theme to their work which has been described as ‘Fresh, fragile and emotive perspectives juxtaposing thought provoking use of multi media’.

Caryl Beach uses mixed media, photography, and print making to respond to her experiences in the landscape. Her photography records and reflects her everyday journeys, noting the detail, often overlooked, in the hustle of our daily routine. These experiences present new encounters to note and capture. Her work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world, with a beauty that lies in imperfection, impermanence and an appreciation of the simple integrity of objects and processes

Veronica Grassi fabricates three-dimensional abstract drawings. She works with a wide range of materials from iron wire and steel rod to the finest silk threads and invisible thread. She re-uses packaging materials with paper and stitch, selecting simple, ordinary ephemera to capture an ethereal, poetic quality, recalling memories and narratives for the viewer. Intuitively responding to materials, she evokes a sense of consciousness of the fragility of existence with the viewer unsure if the work is made by addition or subtraction. The new body of work for ‘Encounters’ includes sculpture and framed work that investigates the contrasts of materials – exploring the opposing natures, tension and contradiction, with the final outcome being a synthesis of components to form a connected whole. The work is constructed of opposites. “It can be argued that Silk has connotations of luxury and femininity whilst Iron, utilitarian and masculine. I’m making work that strives to capture harmony of conflicting composites”.

Sally Tyrie uses printmaking, collage and machine stitch to create drawings, which explore aspects of time, transition, absence and presence. Her work for ‘Encounters’ uses as its starting point a series of images collected from derelict and abandoned spaces. “Often eerie, sometimes peaceful I was interested in the traces that speak of a past history” Using monoprint and stitch on envelopes these works explore the narrative of marks; printed, stitched, marks revealed, concealed. The resulting prints offer alternative narratives and reveal “wider concerns with the fragile relationship we have with our local and global environment.”

Prints, sculpture and mixed media works by artists from the Digswell Trust,
Caryl Beach, Veronica Grassi, Sally Tyrie


praesentia : encounters. New work by Caryl Beach

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During recent years, I have documented my experiences, which have evolved into a visual diary, a journal, which records and reflects my everyday journeys, noting the detail, often overlooked, in the hustle of our daily routine.

Observing and recording the everyday, the landscape changing constantly, my journeys through each day present new encounters for me to note and capture. My work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world. With a beauty that lies in imperfection; impermanence; and an appreciation of the simple integrity of natural objects and processes.

‘Caryl’s work focuses on observing and recording the smallest insignificant details that emanate from shadows and refraction of the sunlight. Images of neglected and once abandoned buildings, traces of the layers of history that echo a universal theme of transience, absence and presence. Her investigations have led her into a micro world that requires close inspection and a magnification process in order to record the finest minutiae.’[1]

[1]Luton Hoo Walled Garden Project brochure.

A short video made with this exhibition in mind:

an encounter, an abandoned hangar, echoes of the past………


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