For Kerry Jameson, work often starts with an idea or an emotion, and this attracts similar material like a magnet. She collects things that speak to her, almost as though there is a strange connection linking the observer with the observed. This new body of work responds to the artist's travels across Europe, exploring collections that were amassed throughout the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, including The Treasury art within Dresden’s Green Vault and the Habsburg collection in Vienna. For Jameson, relics and reliquaries encountered in the churches of Antwerp and Brussels demonstrate the symbolic union of materials encasing cloth and bones, reminding us of the line that separates the dead from the living.
The first major showing of new work by Alison Britton in the UK since her outstanding retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum.Table and wall pieces on a variety of scales will be included, as well as unexpected versions of Britton’s graspable handles. ‘Small’ appears more beautiful to her than before. Recent table-based pots have a horizontal reach, giving them a wide and embracing presence. The interiors of this developing series are as important as the exterior and invite closer investigation. The artist compares her current approach, paying more attention to inner volume, to ‘seeing into a pond’. The theme of reflection is also echoed in her new wall pieces, where the viewer meets the work face to face, in these mirror-like oval/oblong forms.
Marsden Woo Gallery’s annual presentation of the latest developments within its unique creative network. Featuring contributions from:GALLERY ARTISTS Gordon Baldwin, Alison Britton, Caroline Broadhead, Ken Eastman, Philip Eglin, Kerry Jameson, Chun Liao, Robert Marsden, Nao Matsunaga, Carol McNicoll, Sara Radstone, James Rigler, Martin Smith, Emma Woffenden, Dawn Youll, Christoph ZellwegerASSOCIATED ARTISTS Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Stephenie Bergman, Robert Dawson, James Evans, Tony Hayward, Bryan Illsley, Maria Militsi, Lawson Oyekan, Jacqueline Poncelet, John Rainey, Alida Sayer, Philip Sayer, Richard Slee, Marit Tingleff
New series of drawings by Gordon BaldwinFollow this link to view a PDF portfolio of A Peripheral Vision III, Gordon Baldwin's latest series of charcoal drawings on paper (1.6 MB)