Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Revelation

Revelation
marble
2012




I have worked for a year or so on and off on this sculpture. When I found this slab of marble, it was so dirty that it was almost black. I felt my way into it in a tactile kind of way letting my hands lead the way, being guided by touch rather than vision. During all this time the slab looked rather ugly or listless. In comparison to the dreamlike Alabaster with its astral qualities, Marble feels rather unchanging, unemotional to me. I just had to carry on and trust that it would turn out alright without seeing any results in the meantime. The last phase of the work was to sand the flat surfaces using an angle grinder and varying degrees of sandpaper. It was only then that the stone revealed itself to me in its full beauty and intricate patterns. And it was only then that I realised that inutively I had chosen to work on the more interesting side of the slab. The bottom side still looked rather dull even after having been sanded. 

The same applies to every spiritual or other practice. You practice and practice and no results are shown. Only when you have made the final step, does the revelation occur.



Monday, 17 September 2012

Rise - 20-30 September 2012 - Core @ Nolia Gallery

Ascension
perspex, wire
35 x 25 x 25 cm
2012

Rise
Private view: Thursday 20th September 2012, 5-9pm
Core @ Nolia Gallery
60 Great Suffolk Street
London SE1 0BL
http://coreatnolias.wordpress.com/

Nearest Tube: Southwark Station

Exhibition runs from 20-30 September 2012
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Cork Street Open Exhibition 23-31/08/2012



Tridimensional
perspex, wire
17 x 17 x 17 cm
2012


Unmanifest
ink on paper, wire
A2 with wooden frame
2012

An extraordinary juried selection of original contemporary art 
by established & emerging artists from the UK & abroad


Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday, 20 July 2012

Armchair inspired comment



I am pleased that one of my artworks, the above armchair installation, exhibited as part of a group show at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, in 2010 has inspired someone to write a comment about it. For those who understand German here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/volker.morbach/posts/426670734038808

Monday, 2 July 2012

05/07--05/08/2012 Group Show at Gallery Café

Please come along to see the

Gallery Cafe Summer Show
5th July - 5th August

ART ART ART from
Shelagh French - Karina Vettorel - Julia Heckles - Pete Mountford -
Heather Dyer - Julie North - Philippa  Edwards - Bob Dawson -
Désirée Ickerodt – Judy Breen

Gallery Cafe
21 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green
E2 9PL

First Thursdays’ Private View
5th July
6.30 - 10 pm
Plus live music:
The soulful sounds of Maisie Berry,

Shortlisted for Cork Street Open Exhibition 2012

I have been shortlisted for this Cork Street Open Exhibition 2012

http://www.corkstreetopenexhibition.com/BPage2.asp