This April Helen Terry and myself will be revealing current investigative and exploratory work in an Art Installation at the Fenners Gallery in Letchworth.
Illuminations will be part installation and part work in progress and will reveal current themes and lines of interest from our collaborative and ongoing project.
Our current work is drawn from a collective interest in ideas to do with fragility and transience in the landscape. In particular the fragile balance that exists between land and water.
Using photography, combined with assemblage and mixed media we will be installing, and working on , current work during the duration of the show. The Installation will evolve during the 8 day event and the closing event on Saturday the 27th April will be an opportunity to see completed work.
Visitors are very welcome to pop in at any time during the duration of the show from Friday 19 to Sunday 28th April and one / or both of us , will be there each day to welcome visitors.
The Fenners Gallery and project space is managed by Digswell Arts and located just behind the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth, a few minutes walk from the main shopping centre of the town and next door to a short stay car park.
This show throws a spotlight on our ways of working and collaborative process and we will have sketchbooks in the gallery space for visitors to see. Over the past 6 months or so we have been taking it In turns to work at each others studios, with the objective of encouraging more breadth to our work by sharing methods and approaches and thereby helping to instigate discussion on collective lines of interest.
Although we were keen to avoid using a specific landscape location for this project we have enjoyed collecting imagery and inspiration from the coastline near to Helen’s studio. The many creeks and margins of Essex in particular have provided us with some dramatic and thought provoking sources and context for our developing ideas.