Wednesday 7 November – Sunday 2 December 2018
8 Holland Street, London W8 4LT
In her second show at 8 Holland Street, Petronilla Silver curated an exhibition of five artists experimenting with their chosen medium, including new work by:
Nicola Bealing paintings and ink on paper. A technically superb artist, often playing with the visually seductive to poke fun at the world. Ismini Samanidou has returned to hand weaving after her innovative work with a computerised Jacquard loom.
Tavs Jorgensen, Sara Moorhouse, Nicola Tassie: three artists working with clay in very different ways: Nicola Tassie ceramic sculpture referencing functional forms, Sara Moorhouse bowls with straight lines on curved surfaces experimenting with changing form through colour, and Tavs Jorgensen’s work, the result of his trials with 3D printed extrusion dies for plastic clay.
Nicola Bealing’s paintings and watercolours show us the world as she sees it: scary, beautiful, fun, funny – always thought provoking and amusing. There is a group of small oils on panel as well as larger works. She has recently had an exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, and will have an exhibition at The Foundling Museum in 2019. Download CV
Tavs Jørgensen jugs are the outcome of a new creative process which he has developed. By creating extrusion dies with 3D printing, he has produced a series of jugs (Jugstrusions) through the clay extrusion process. The plasticity of the porcelain clay causes unpredictable curling in the extruded forms, which affects both the aesthetics and functionality of the jugs – some pour, others will not. All are uniquely shaped and can never be recreated in the same form. Height from 10 to 35 cm. Price £40 – £60 each. Download CV
Sara Moorhouse’s bowls with straight lines on curved surfaces experiment with changing form through colour. We are now showing bowls from her new Colourblock series, both as individual pieces and a newly arrived 16 bowl wall mounted piece. In this work the viewer is invited to look into the interiors, to see lines connect through negative space and across the bowls – an innovative departure from Morehouse’s horizontal bands. Download CV
After her innovative work using a computerised Jacquard loom, she has returned to hand weaving and is showing new pieces made especially for this exhibition. She has recently exhibited at the New Art Centre in Wiltshire in The Most Real Thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture. A digital video by Simon Barker Warping Threading Weaving Drawing shows Ismini weaving on Anni Albers’ Structo Artcraft loom. See it in the last gallery of the Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern until 27 January, 2019.
Also click this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/anni-albers-how-textile-artist-pictoral-weavings-inspire to see an exert from a BBC 4 documentary on Anni Albers which will be aired in 2019. Ismini is talking about Anni Albers and weaving. Download CV
Nicola Tassie is constantly experimenting with both new ideas and her making practice. Her wall and free standing ceramic sculpture often reference functional forms. Download CV
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