All Things Being Equal

Image Credit: Sandra Porter

Black Swan Arts

01373 473980
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Saturday 01 June 2019 – Wednesday 03 July 2019
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm


Friday 31 May, 6-8pm

Q&A with Professor Anita Taylor

Thursday 13 June, 6–7.30pm
Booking recommended

‘All Things Being Equal’ features a series of small- and large-scale drawings, prints and paintings which explore improvisations around the grid and the search for a synthesis between the horizontal and vertical, as well as the negotiation of monochrome, colour and the definitive mark.

Sandra finds inspiration in architecture – from the cupolas of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, to the marble stripes of Siena Cathedral and, most recently, the humble corrugated iron ‘bothans’ seen on the Isle of Skye. She began by making representational prints and drawings but her work has gradually become more abstract. However, it still acknowledges its architectural origins – qualities that are evident in the Aequitas, Caraid and Didymus series which all feature in the exhibition.

After leaving Chelsea School of Art in 1981 with an MA in fine art painting, Sandra worked as a teacher and lecturer. She studied intaglio printmaking techniques at Morley College under the late Dorothea Wight during the 1990s, which has gone on to underpin both her own art practice and teaching career.

Sandra became a Royal West of England Academician in 2017 and she has been a member of the Bath Society of Artists since 2016. Her work is in public and private collections, including the Tate and V&A Libraries and UK Government Art Collection. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and her work has been selected for, among many others, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the Royal Academy Summer Show and Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

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