Found in the Fields

Image Credit: Carry Akroyd

Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB

01373 473980
office@blackswan.org.uk
http://www.blackswan.org.uk

Saturday 02 December 2017 – Saturday 30 December 2017
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm

Preview

Friday 1 December, 6-8pm

Talk

Carry Akroyd: The Poetry of John Clare and How He Inspires My Work
Saturday 2 December, 2pm

Over the past 25 years Carry Akroyd has been creating paintings and prints that reflect and react to the sudden agricultural modernisations that have transformed our landscape. In this exhibition her lithographs and linocuts are inspired by the poetry of John Clare. Some of the images are a lament, while others express the sheer joy derived from the natural world. They both reflect the landscape of today with roads, pylons, planes and wind farms, but also reveal how the natural world exists alongside us. Richard Phethean's ceramic work has grown out of the domestic ware oeuvre but has become more sculptural in the last ten years. His new work has been partially inspired by the exploration of planes and surface seen in the cubist work of Braque and Picasso which depict the abstraction of ordinary domestic objects such as jugs and vases. He also draws on the ceramic traditions of English country slipware and ancient Minoan ceramics. He throws and alters these sculptural forms in coarse textured terracotta and decorates using layers of brushed clay slip and hand-cut paper stencils.

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