Some Lively Marks and a Touch of Glass

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‘Some Lively Marks and a Touch of Glass’

Exhibition by Wynd Gallery Artists,  Audrey Imber and Opal Seabrook

The Wynd Gallery, The Wynd, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN

www.wyndgallery.co.uk

2nd – 9th February 2019

Private view:  Friday 1st February 2019 6pm – 9pm

Opal’s is inspired from her childhood, comics and nature, and from how things are made and work. She loves looking for illusions and magnification in nature and replicates it within her fused glass art, using a variety of techniques to develop each piece with design and refining processes between every kiln firing.

 

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Audrey captures the moment and atmosphere of a place and describes to the viewer how the place feels through gesture, texture, mark making and colour. The landscape is more than just scenery, it is made up of layers of history, layers of geology, seasons and weather.

 

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These two artist’s work are unified by their love of light, colour and depth. Opal embraces the properties of glass producing high gloss pieces that soak up light giving a natural glow to the work and purity and depth to the colours.

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Audrey’s paintings display a mastery of colour and depth. Brush marks, smears and scratches add textures and form that teases the light across the surface and captures the landscape in their true rugged state. On closer inspection, these landscapes reveal an abstract world as colour and mark making dance across the canvas.

 

audrey imber landscape

 

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David Lowther

Dave Lowther - Tree Forms

Solo Exhibition by Wynd Gallery artist,
David Lowther

The Wynd Gallery, The Wynd, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN

www.wyndgallery.co.uk

10th– 17th November 2018

Opens Saturday 10th November 2018

I like to work in a series where the explorations evolve through experimentation, play and accident, and I often revisit and rework aspects previously encountered. This maximizes the possibilities of the theme and the sequences are mostly as important as any single piece.

The most recent paintings are predominantly on a smallish, intimate scale which enables a faster way of working where more alternatives can be developed in the time frame. The colour is deliberately none naturalistic mostly using strong hues to heighten contrasts.

Evolving from small sketchbook preparatory studies the works are more concerned with figure/ground configurations than with literal representation.

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Thin Places

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‘Thin Places’

Exhibition by Wynd Gallery Artists,  Gill Ayre and Caryl Beach

The Wynd Gallery, The Wynd, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN

www.wyndgallery.co.uk

13th– 20thOctober 2018

Opens Saturday 13thOctober 2018, Private View 2 – 5pm

Thin Places are places where the veil between the temporal and the spiritual worlds are tissue-thin, and in such places, we may be able to experience glimpses of the spiritual dimension.

Artists Gill Ayre and Caryl Beach explore what this means to them in their work. Always rooted in their experience of landscape, their work touches on these shifts in perception, where mundanity gives way to mystery.

 Gill Ayre www.gillayre.co.uk :

‘Woodlands, marshlands and mountains are places where I can feel a shift in my experience of the word, places of dissemblance and mystery. 

Trees are both rooted in the earth, with their branches stretching towards the heavens, and woodlands are associated with magic and myth, tree spirits and faeries.  

Marshlands are transitional, threshold places, where substance becomes insubstantial, where earth melts into water.

Mountains, shrouded in mist and cloud, are places of mystery, are often seen as spiritual places, where we can glimpse something of the eternal.

Places where you can lose yourself, in both senses of the word – these are my inspirations.’

Saltmarsh Recollections Gill Ayre
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Breathing Spaces Gill Ayre

 

Caryl Beach www.carylbeach.org :

‘Landscape: where land meets sea is my thin place. A calm, mysterious and sometimes overwhelmingly powerful place.

A place of wonderment and inspiration where the elements of nature vie for dominance.

My work in video, photography and mixed media strive to represent the transient and enigmatic nature of our world, whose beauty lies in imperfection and impermanence. ‘

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Caryl Beach Mixed Media
Sea Dream Mixed Media Caryl Beach

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New group exhibition opens July 24th

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We have new and exciting work installed at the gallery.

Our gallery has  a diverse range of work on display  from our artists. The exhibition is open from Tuesday July 24th, and includes paintings, drawings, mixed media, original prints, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewellery, and much more. We also have original artists cards for any occasion.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Hope to see you there.

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