Contemporary Art Gallery in Bristol
Courtyard Gallery is Bristol's latest roaming contemporary art gallery, open by appointment at 4.22 Paintworks, call 07977 219 037 to book an exclusive viewing. Started over 10 years ago in Hampshire, owner Tina Brown brings exciting new contemporary art & design, artists & makers to Bristol (Venue article January 2013)
After a very successful run at No.11, Fresh Intelligence has finished, however you can view the work of the participating artists at No.11 gallery website: www.numberelevengallery.co.uk
This thoughtfully curated show was our most ambitious show yet and featured the work of truly exciting female artists working in photography, painting and film - established names and emerging talents.
Anna Fox's (Professor of Photography at UCA Farham), My Mother’s Cupboards and my Father’s Words is a poignant, sometimes shocking body of work - in miniature; Ione Rucquoi’s visceral work considers the disowned and unconscious aspects of the self; Margaret Ashman’s series 'A Time for Everything' was created from photo shoots of the Japanese choreographer, Chisato Minamimura; video artist Joanna Hill aims to keep the viewer engaged in the moment, in a state of being rather than one of becoming.
The emerging talent of Joanne Walker is inspired by autobiography and archive photography, while Freya Closs works primarily with etching, photography and collage to create haunting black and white images. Tracey Eastham uses collage and cut out techniques to assemble scenes of 'nature' that are, in fact, anything but what they first appear to be, and Christina Reading whose work portrays an ongoing investigation into the nature of the female experience as mediated by the press, personal experience and observation.
Fresh Intelligence at number 11 - in the Post, March 2013
CONNECTIONS 3 at 4.22 Paintworks
This continuing exhibition at Courtyard Gallery 4.22 Paintworks showcases the work from artists including Paul Bennett, Nicholas Lees, Jenna Cazalet, Enya Lachman-Curl, Tina Brown and Rowan Hannay. Open at any time to suit you - just give us a call on 0797 721 9037.
Enya Lachman-Curl a recent graduate of Central St Martin’s, London, brings a reflective approach to her ‘sublime’ landscapes.
“I like to think of the city as being composed of three main elements - the architecture, the people and the landscape. My paintings focus on dissolving these elements into sublime landscapes, whilst considering questions concerning craft, commodity and the successes and failures of the Modernist utopian vision.”
Rowan Hannay is interested in texture, colour and layers, and fascinated with decaying structures in the landscape. His work demonstrates his consummate draughtsmanship, which he deconstructs to create impressive mixed media abstract paintings.
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Courtyard Gallery 4.22 Paintworks, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH, UK