Black Swan Arts / Events / Sat 02 to Sat 30 Dec 2017 (1 month)

Found in the Fields

Found in the Fields

Over the past 25 years Carry Akroyd has been creating paintings and prints that reflect and react to the sudden agricultural modernisations that have transformed our landscape. In this exhibition her lithographs and linocuts are inspired by the poetry of John Clare. Some of the images are a lament, while others express the sheer joy derived from the natural world. They both reflect the landscape of today with roads, pylons, planes and wind farms, but also reveal how the natural world exists alongside us.
Richard Phethean’s ceramic work has grown out of the domestic ware oeuvre but has become more sculptural in the last ten years. His new work has been partially inspired by the exploration of planes and surface seen in the cubist work of Braque and Picasso which depict the abstraction of ordinary domestic objects such as jugs and vases. He also draws on the ceramic traditions of English country slipware and ancient Minoan ceramics. He throws and alters these sculptural forms in coarse textured terracotta and decorates using layers of brushed clay slip and hand-cut paper stencils.
Carry will present a talk on the poetry of John Clare and how he inspires her work on Saturday 2 December at 2pm.
The preview takes place on Friday 1 December from 6–8pm – all welcome.

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Black Swan Arts

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BA11 1BB

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