- Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery Buckhurst Lane Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ
- South East England
WORDS FROM AN EXHIBITION
An open submission with no selection.
54 Artists submitted work.
43 women 8 men.
Seventy one works are shown.
Colour line drawing marking photographing sculpting etching drypoint collage steel ceramic oil paint acrylic stainless steel hand made paper pigment cotton canvas linen canvas mountboard aquatint gesso calico oak silk board graphite nails fishing line larch cones paper clips dye embroidery floss bubblewrap gall ink resin galls Japanese paper mild steel bronze cast-iron concrete wire sharpie porcelain crystals thread glass…..…… drawn painted welded printed assembled sewn glued cast dyed stencilled stretched hung nailed stitched marked….
blueness redness greenness greyness hardness roughness softness sharpness sadness.
mystery morality mundanity spirituality activity uncertainty loss; thinking made into things
What can be said? What can be found?
Image, picture, suspicion, hunch, recognition, empathy, sympathy, misunderstanding, pastiche, nostalgia, …..resonate.
What is that? What is it OF? What does it represent? Why? Why should it? Accurate succinct obscure I like it. Do I like it? Should I like it? How do I feel? What does it MEAN? Those nails that compass that feather that pea that TITLE?
What’s in a name?
Be with it.
Do I not like it?
What is this liking?
What is the experience?
What am I feeling?
Eyes rummage with fingertips,
Validate, confirm, disturb.
Have I learned? Am I different? Have I changed?
This I believe? I am confirmed? I am consoled? A mind made up?
We are what we do?
We are what we make?
Prodding caressing puzzling peering watching waiting whispering and shouting….
Hoping wishing laughing crying sighing…….relief…
The odd regret…
An unending business of making sense.
And then there are frames.
What’s in a frame?
Alison Berry Christine Highland Alison Westcott Amanda Hopkins Carole Robson Andrea Coltman Angela Carol Stocker Ann Bridges Anne Fontenoy Bill Hall Caroline Gould Christa Corner Christina France Colin Anderson David Minton Ruth Dent Derek Medhurst Diana Poliak Donald Smith Rosalind Barker Eddie van der Werf Melissa Hill Franny Swann Frederique Jones Gilly Lovegrove Ginny Legg Jackie Gwyther Jane Sandoe Jane Tyler Jennifer Blackwell Jill Goldsworthy Jocelyn Bailey Julian Rowe Juliet Simpson Kate Hasted Louisa Crispin Louise Sunnucks Margaret Barrett Margaret Devitt Maria Turner Marilyn Kyle Niki Campbell Peps Barkhan Richard Heys Rose Bridgland Colbridge Venetia Nevill Rozenn Gladwell Ryan Poliak Sarah Victoria Spence Sonia Griffin Sue Evans Sue Vass Susanne Beard Victoria Granville Baxter