Don't Forget to Breathe
Emily Ball Michelle Cobbin Jenny Shaw
A Contemporary Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings by three Brighton artists
at the Foundry Gallery North St Lewes BN7 2PH
24th August -8th September 12-5pm
Launch 23rd August
closed Monday 2nd Sept & Tuesday 27th Aug & 3rd September
Three artists continue the tradition of creative work at the Foundry Gallery, once the site of the Phoenix Ironworks which made all the ornate ironwork in Brighton and along the South Coast.
Emily Ball, Michelle Cobbin and Jenny Shaw are showing their latest works in the industrial setting of the Foundry Gallery, organised and curated by Christine Hall, Christine Ient and Wenda Bradley of Artemis Arts. www.artemis-arts.co.uk
Three inspirational but very different artists are coming together to provide and exciting and thought provoking exhibition at the Foundry Gallery as part of Lewes Artwave 2013
Emily Ball has painted since 1989 and was successful in being accepted for the RA Summer Exhibition in 2004. She is the artist in residence at Seawhites of Brighton (suppliers of art materials) and runs courses there and at West Dean College.Over the past 4 years Emily has observed and celebrated her children learning to swim. She has created a significant body of work; the largest in scale will be on show, in response to this subject.
Her choice of colour and mark in each painting explores the movement of the water and the body, the chlorine, sounds and humidity of the swimming pool environment.
Brighton-based artist Michelle Cobbin studied Visual Culture and Fine Art at the University of Brighton. Her visual language is that of simplicity - of paring things down, finding the composure and stillness beneath the emotional response. Drawing on her influences of Zen calligraphy, the St Ives painters and meditative enquiry, Michelle’s work utilises colour, line and form to extract the essence of things, resulting in work that is sometimes bold in statement but always quietly contemplative.
Based in Brighton Jenny Shaw works intuitively on paper, canvas and board to produce a mixture of figurative and abstract imagery. In one recent series inspired by the pattern of cracks in a flagstone she explores the different feelings evoked by the same few lines from idyllic landscape, a section of torso, through to a couple in a tender embrace or something more menacing.
For more information phone Christine Ient 01273 700781 /07776470882
Christine Hall 01273470376 Wenda Bradley 01273486595/07752557335