Dominic Clare at Prema

Image Credit: Dominic Clare

Prema Arts Centre, South Street, Uley, Gloucestershire GL115SS

01453 860703

Monday 08 January 2018 – Wednesday 14 February 2018
Opening Hours: 11am - 4pm (closed Sunday & Monday)

This exhibition by sculptor Dominic Clare brings together different themes that appear strongly through out his work. The Towers can be thought of as safe places where one dwells in privileged seclusion, separated from the facts and practicalities of the real world. Where as the expressions on the faces create human contact, an emotional state, an atmosphere. These watching faces besiege the isolation of the towers.

Dominic was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963.  He gained a degree in Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic, and from 1982 to 1983 was assistant to the sculptor David Nash. He spent four years at the Bristol Sculpture Shed before moving to Wales in 1991. During the 25 years Dominic lived in Snowdonia he mainly worked on large-scale site-specific commissions and residencies for public places, making sculpture and sculptural furniture.

His use of fire is evocative of African black woods, death and rebirth. Moreover, his fire-scorching and shot blasting techniques provides a weathered texture, tightening surface tension and revealing a purity of form.

This show brings you into Dominic’s dreamscape of life’s emotion. You will move through a scorched and blasted otherworld of carved wooden towers and large faces.

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