Kaleidoscope Gallery, Danks St, Waterloo, November 8th -20th 2012
Gallery of art works included in “Conversations” exhibition held at Kaleidoscope Gallery, Danks St , Waterloo in November 2012
We successfully proposed to rent the gallery space for two weeks to jointly exhibit a new series of digital, painting, mixed media and sculptural ceramics work created under the umbrella of “Conversations”. We have shared many a conversation, in various forms, electronic and personal, over the years about all aspects of life. Our work aimed to capture ‘conversation’ in its various guises as both a tactile and visual experience
Mary is a painter interested in people and narrative. Her work tells a story usually with a figurative reference. “Conversations” involves capturing people or representations of them engaged in communication, electronic or otherwise. Mary’s digital art uses fabrics and textiles from various handmade projects. The works remain sufficiently ambiguous inviting the viewer to revisit similar experiences or memories in their own lives.
Ceramicist Belinda Piggott worked on Conversation Pieces, a series of ceramic sculptures developed through collaboration. The process of creating these involves re-connecting with people who have influenced the artist’s strategic and aesthetic decisions. Over a cup of tea and conversation the artist and collaborator develop individual tactile forms that embody a gesture of the interaction, their shared history, experience and ideas. Through this process the value of these relationships is acknowledged and formalized. When Belinda combines these forms, the myriad of connections, the web of the underlying social structure that is the safety net for us all, can be visualised.
Mary’s capturing a moment of transience uniquely compliments Belinda’s work that enacts and objectifies a process. Mandy Carroll later joined us adding a painting element often humorously depicting conversations in various guises.