textures, traces & elements: a private view

Sunday 4 July 2010

here are some photographs of the exhibition textures, traces and elements at beyond the image gallery, well, some of my artwork in this exhibition – shown here together with some ceramics by carol pask… (the colours seem slightly off in these photographs – perhaps it has something to do with the flint wall)…

‘beyond the image’ gallery is in a converted ‘listed’ barn on the thornham estate. a very long flint wall in the gallery hosts new exhibitions each month, the central part of the gallery (with white partitioned walls) shows a changing display of contemporary photography.

artist hazel bignell is displaying her collaged, mixed media paintings along the other end of the long flint wall…

[hazel bignell’s paintings]

[hazel bignell talking about her work to a gallery visitor]

TEXTURES, TRACES & ELEMENTS at Beyond the Image Gallery

2nd July to 1st August 2010

Textures, Traces & Elements is a contemporary art exhibition of mixed media paintings, collagraph prints, ceramics & textiles by three Suffolk-based artists: Hazel Bignell, Jazz Green and Carol Pask. These three artists respond boldly and uniquely in both process and media to the East Anglian landscape.

Hazel Bignell uses collage, painting and mixed media on canvas. Inspired by time spent at the coast, her quietly symbolic and textural artworks reveal hidden narratives found in the patterned strata of unusual pebbles, eroded cliffs, the ebb and flow of the water’s edge and evening shadows.

Jazz Green focuses on the overlooked details of the rural landscape, the ephemeral traces of weathering and decay on neglected outbuildings, the myriad colours and textures of rust, mould and lichen, which are subtly distilled into contemplative, zen-like, minimalist abstract works on canvas and paper.

Carol Pask is a ceramicist, known for making vessels with delicate, smoke-fired glazes or the raw earthiness of the raku process, which naturally complement her more recent sculptural and textile pieces. Her work is also inspired by the environment, with an emphasis on organic structures and naturally-derived colours.

When seen together, the work of these three Suffolk artists present an engaging and contemporary perspective on the influence of the East Anglian landscape.

Beyond the Image Gallery is a contemporary, artist-run exhibition space located within the beautiful setting of the Thornham Estate, conveniently situated just off the A140, midway between Ipswich and Norwich. The Thornham Estate also includes twelve miles of waymarked footpaths through naturalised meadow and woodland, known as the Thornham Walks.  Together with designated picnic areas, a traditional walled garden, an information centre and a cafe, this makes a visit to the Thornham Estate a very enjoyable and relaxing day out for all the family.

Textures, Traces & Elements at Beyond the Image Gallery is open Friday to Sunday, 11am-4pm, from the 2nd July to 1st August 2010.

Click here to view the gallery location on Google maps.

p.s. you can see some photographs of us setting up the exhibition textures, traces and elements here…

3 thoughts on... textures, traces & elements: a private view

  1. James Rowley

    Your work looks really well against that busy wall, Jazz – the individual works seem to provide a suitable focus to slow things down & there’s also a pleasing correspondence between your colours & those of the stones & cement.

    Here’s hoping you all enjoy some success from the exhibition.

  2. Jazz

    thank you for your comments

    many years ago, i think about 1994-95, i did quite a few abstract paintings very loosely influenced by the colours & patterns of flint walls – there’s one of them, the most abstracted, in my archive – stoned IV – alas, i seem not to have photos of all of them (pre-digital, impoverished times!!)

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