Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Making Connections - upcoming show
Making Connections - 15th - 26th July Sun Pier Gallery, Chatham Kent.
Last year I was asked by ceramics artist Alison Swan if I might like to 'share connections' and participate in a group show. The idea behind the show is to find and explore connections between artists working in different media. Alison and I agreed that we do indeed share an interest in memory and storytelling. And so we began a correspondence, deciding on what to include. It was agreed that alongside the ceramic shoes Alison creates I would show a small selection of gouache portraits from my work last year, plus a selection of tiny books and sketchbooks - a chance to display a little of my eclectic book-based work.
The other artists featured in this group-curated show work with a variety of media. The group have worked in pairs to establish connections. Most of the group are local to each other, but Alison and I have worked 'long distance' on this project as of course I am in Surrey and she is in Kent.
Alison Swan's exquisite shoes may be the starting point for many stories and conversations. The shoes have a beauty of strength and suggestion of vulnerability: a gentle, quiet presence.
If you get the chance to visit this exhibition please do. Below are examples of ceramic shoes by Alison Swan.