CURRENTKen Eastman15 March to 28 AprilA new series of powerful and statuesque ceramic vessels that demonstrate a distinctive new expression of making from this internationally celebrated artist. Multiple clay slabs are brought together in an improvisational manner, creating undulating multi-faceted forms with an uncanny ability to shift and alter appearance according to one’s viewing point or environment.
Link to Ken Eastman: The Cut of the Light, an essay by David Whiting.
Gordon Baldwin curated by Anthony Shaw10 May to 30 June
Guest curator Anthony Shaw has been collecting art work for 45 years. His collection is one of the most important holdings of contemporary ceramics, sculpture, two-dimensional art and other objects and is currently on long-term loan to the Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery. He writes: 'My friendship (with Gordon Baldwin) has been a considerable influence in my life... (His) unique vocabulary of white forms with painterly additions of colour, set him apart from the rest of the pottery world (and) question the prevailing views about ceramics and what they could be.'
Ewen Henderson curated by Anthony Shaw12 July to 1 September
The second in our two part series of exhibitions with guest curator Anthony Shaw. Of Ewen Henderson, Shaw comments; 'With Gordon Baldwin, Ewen Henderson was a considerable influence (on me), opening my senses and being, to search out feelings in work, rather than just the appearance... The strength of the inner man, senses of symbolism and belief, the serious nature of being, all contribute to his lifeline of human nature. This makes (Henderson) unforgettable.'Marsden Woo Gallery and Anthony Shaw are also collaborating with S|2 on their forthcoming Ewen Henderson exhibition, taking place from 10 July - 30 August at Sotheby’s London.