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                                                                           opening at 11 am on

                   Saturday 26th January 2013

                                                         until 20 March 2013

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MICHELLE FREEMANTLEDARRELL EVANES, JUDITH POLLOCK

               Click here to our jewellery exhibition 'Ringleaders'

 

                          

   
 
                 
                 
         

 

     
                 
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Division I, collagraph

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Tipping Point @ Fornovolasco, collagraph

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Forte, collograph

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Geothermal, collagraph

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Continental Drift, collagraph

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Celestial, collagraph

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Solar, collagraph

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Animalistic, collagraph

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Sections of Growth 1, collagraph

 

 

 

    JUDITH POLLOCK

COLLAGRAPHS & ETCHINGS

 

1960 born in Tadcaster and grew up near York

1982 graduated with BA Hons in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

1984 onwards - combined family life with a career in the voluntary sector

2008 - Collagraph/Carborundum Printmaking with Peter Wray RE

2008 - Non-Toxic Etching with Judy Collins

2009 - Reduction Linocut with Catherine Sutcliffe-Fuller

 

Judith has already exhibited here in 2009 & 2010

Other previous exhibitions include -

2012    Winter Group Exhibition at Art & Rose Gallery, Pocklington

Artists’ Proof Group Exhibition at Bar Lane Studios, York

         Solo Exhibition at The Attic, York

2010    & 2009 Solo Exhibitions at Holy Trinity Church, York

             

    

 

Artist Statement

 

I live and work in the small village of Stillingfleet a few miles south of York. 

I draw much inspiration for my work from the views from my studio which overlooks the village green which is part of a managed conservation area.

I was greatly saddened by the recent pruning and felling of a number of trees on the green with the consequent loss of wild-life habitats and much of the work in this exhibition has been inspired by this changing environment. 

I took photos of the tree stumps before they were uprooted and collected interesting pieces of bark shed naturally by plane trees growing on the green.  These were used to create printing plates to produce the body of work entitled HTST – Homage To Stillingfleet Trees. 

Printing using the plane tree bark is an incredibly challenging process – testing the printing press, paper and artist to their limits!

Unlike many printmakers I prefer to print only a few times from each plate or even make just a single print from a plate. 

Most of the plates I make to print from are not very attractive in their own right but occasionally there are exceptions.  Some of these more beautiful plates are included in this exhibition. 

 


 


 

 

                              

 

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Grasping the Orient, ceramic beakers

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Youmeco green cafe cups

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Blue cafe cup and cake plate

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Bamboo Vessel

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Talvi bowls on wenge base

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Black Vessels

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Stacked Talvi bowls

 

 

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'Beautiful Profound Subjects'

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'Natural Instinct'

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'Different Fragments in Order'

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'Exact Sciences as Geometrics'

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'Flit of Icores'

 (probably translates as Flight of Icarus? ... Ed)

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'Belief of External Objects'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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      MICHELLE FREEMANTLE

Education and Qualifications:

 

Feb 2005 - May 2005 York College

Part time course in Sculpture

Sept 1996 ­ - July 1999 University of Derby

B.A. (HONS) Applied Arts 2:1

Sept 1996 – July 1996 Nene College

BTEC National Diploma In Art and Design

Foundation Studies Merit.

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

2010 Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

 

2009 Harding House Gallery, ‘Deck the Hall ‘Lincoln.

Forge 2, Christmas exhibition Oxfordshire. East Riding

Open Studios. Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester. Potfest in the Pens, Penrith.

Driffield Show, Driffield. RBSA Gallery

‘Culture Shock’ Birmingham. Earth and Fire, Nottingham. Potfest in the Pens, Perth.

British Craft Trade Show, Harrogate. Redbarn Gallery, Melkinthorpe.

 

2008 Shipley Art Gallery Christmas exhibition. East Riding Open Studios. Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch. Potfest in the Pens, Penrith. NPA at the Pyramid Gallery, York. NPA at Hornsey Gallery, Ripon. Galanthus Gallery, Wormbridge, Hereford. Potfest in the Pens, Perth. British Craft Trade Show, Harrogate

 

2007 Leeds City Art Gallery, With Love exhibition, Devon Guild of Craftsmen Gifted exhibition Bovey Tracy, Firbob and Peacock Christmas exhibition. Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, Twinkle exhibition. East Riding Open Studio. Potfest in the Pens, Penrith. East Riding Artists, Pyramid Gallery, York. NPA at the Lund Gallery, York. British Craft Trade Show, Harrogate.

 

2006 Open Studios East Riding. Potfest in the pens, Penrith.

 

Overseas Experience:Aug- Sept 2000 Invited back to Japan to make work for an international group exhibition.

July – Sept 2000 Selected to take part in IWCAT 2000: an international workshop in Tokoname, Japan.

May 2000 Assistant to salt glazer Christine Pedley in La Borne, France.

March 2000 Returned to Finland, producing a body of work in a studio in Hameenlinna.

March- May 1998 Studied in Finland , concluded my time there by organising an exhibition of the work I produced, influenced by my new environment.

 

 

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DARRELL EVANES - metal sculpture

Artist statement


A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromising in its innermost structure. Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine. Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it Philosophers say that nothing can be seen that is neither illuminated nor colored.


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Darrell Evanes
Born 1965 Leeds West.
Educations and Qualifications gained.
Brompton Hall Boarding School Scarborough 1977-1980
Harrogate college, BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design 1990-1992
O'Level in Life drawing
Bretton Hall University, Leeds Fine Art and Sculpture BA Hons 1992-1996
City and Guilds in delivering and learning Harrogate College 2004
Darrell Evenas is a Yorkshire born Artist/Sculptor,
he sculptures are uniquely creative.

Darrell uses the concept of fragments in time, based in history of what once was and is no more.
He Makes use of recycled metals using semi abstract shapes and forms which suggests lines within space.
Chains are often found within the artist sculptures, they link present and the past.
The chains counter lever our bond between space and gravity.

Elements which are extracted from a inner world known as the periodic table are a few of the components
such as Iron and rust , which are born from raw materials from the universe are incorporated within the artist works.

Darrell's has two large pieces in a collection of 20th/ 21st art collected by Chris Ingram whose collection has recently been on show in the light box Gallery Woking, Surrey .

Commisions and exhibitions

Darrell has had a number of commissions and exhibited many works in North Yorkshire and the south of England , his most recent commission is for a boat a fishing trawler
When we speak of Nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe. "Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art"
 

 

 

 

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'owl in window' stoneware & wood, approximately 45cm high. £275.00

 

      JEREMY JAMES

Jeremy James trained at Exeter College of Art & Design and graduated in 1986 with a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art. Jeremy continued his training in Cardiff, completing a Masters Degree in 1987. After working as a visiting lecturer in numerous colleges he established a workshop in Suffolk where he designed, made and exhibited work until 1995.

In that year he moved to Derbyshire to take up a new teaching post on The Applied Arts degree course at the University of Derby as well as developing a new and improved workshop from his home.


Since then Jeremy has divided his time between teaching and continuing to make and show work with many gallerys nationally and internationally

 

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NIKA SHIROCORAD

Nika Shirocorad is a composer, concert pianist and artist who was born in Russia and educated in England. She lives in York but spends much of her time in London, Paris and Sweden.

 

Her art is varied and includes pastel paintings of landscape, buildings and flowers, but also batik works on silk. Scarves that are sold in haute couture fashion outlets in Paris and Harrods include whimsical cats and designs that are inspired by two of her favourite artists Kandinski and Chagall.

 

This exhibition will include several silk scarves  ranging in price from £120 to £250

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Walking Polar Bear ceramic 4 inches, £100

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'Fox and Crow' This Iron Resin large scultpure  has been admired by customers since we purchased it in 2011. It relates to the Aesop Fable  see right ....

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'Lovers' ceramic            2.5 inches, £80

 

 

 

      PAUL SMITH

Born: Northampton 1961
Art Education: Leicester Polytechnic 1983
2:1 BA(Hons) Fine Art Sculpture
Hertfordshire College of Art and Design 1985
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy

Employment : Employed as a full-time sculptor 1987 -1997
(Stoke on Trent figurine industry)
I am a full-time gallery artist, living and working on the edge of the Peak District National Park. My figurative sculptures are in a bold and semi-abstract style, with graceful sweeping curves and simplified details.

The main subjects of my current work are re-interpretations of European folk tales such as Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. My version of this cautionary classic has a contemporary twist, she is presented not as an innocent victim, but as a confident femme-fatale.

There is often an element of dark humour in my work, nothing is as it first appears and nothing can be taken for granted. I use children’s stories as the vehicle to explore the universal themes raised in terms of adult-oriented concerns; love and jealousy, duplicity and trust, all usually bittersweet in nature.

Aesop's Fox and Crow

A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree.

"That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.

"Good day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking today: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds."

The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox.

"That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future: "Do not trust flatterers."


 

 

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These images show Valerie's latest collection, 'Wave' silver with gold detailing

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VALERIE MEAD

Valerie Mead designs and makes elegant and wearable contemporary jewellery in silver and gold. New pieces are added each year to a collection of finely textured silver jewellery which features tiny details in rose gold. This collection is available direct from her workshop or via craft galleries and exhibitions throughout the UK.

Individually commissioned pieces are designed and made in gold or silver for special occasions; eg. wedding, engagement and partnership rings, birthday and anniversary presents etc. Customers’ own ideas can be incorporated into the design.

Inspiration for these clean cut designs often comes from observations of architectural and man-made items. Simplicity of line is the aim.

Valerie trained at Sheffield Polytechnic School of Art and Design, followed by a Goldsmiths’ Company Graduate Apprenticeship and a Residency at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Berkshire. She works from her own studio in Oxford. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

 

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Janine Baldwin in front of 'Hot Coast' Oil on canvas £2500

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'Sea Breeze' Oil, charcoal on panel £300

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'Coastal Forms' Oil, charcoal on panel £550

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'Elements' Oil on Canvas £695

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'Tangled Shore' Oil on Canvas £1150

 

 

 

 

 

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Flooded Forest, charcoal and pastel collage on card

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Flooded Forest, charcoal and pastel collage on card

 

 

    JANINE BALDWIN

Janine Baldwin's abstract expressions of landscape and the North Yorkshire coast reflect her passion for the surroundings of her home of Scarborough.

 

Painting with oil on canvas, she uses oil sticks to accentuate the composition with bright, colourful and loose flourishes. The resulting images have a freshness and energy that owe much to the Abstract Expressionist movement that have been a major influence in her work.

 

Since graduating from York University, Scarborough Campus in 2001, Janine has shown her work in the Royal Academy of Arts and the Society of Women Artists in London. Currently she is also exhibiting in Canada




 

 

 

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'Thomason Foss in Flood' mixed media & watercolour on paper

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'Byland Abbey' mixed media & watercolour on paper 10 x 10 inches

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'Gateway to Kirkham Priory, Spring' mixed media & watercolour on paper 10 x 10 inches

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Winter Skies, Filey. 6.5ins x 9.5ins

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Squall in Robin Hoods Bay. 4.5ins x 15ins

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Colour Beginnings Bridge of Sighs after Turner 8ins x 10ins

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High Tide at The Brigg 5.5ins x 10ins

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South to Bridlington 4.5 ins x 15ins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      DAVID BAUMFORTH

 

David Baumforth is an internationally respected painter. His paintings are for enjoyment. He paints the things and places he loves - the North Yorkshire coast, it's hinterland, and Andalucia - always striving to paint the truth. He believes that work must have intellect and be carried out with as much skill as possible, but in the end it is the viewer that must judge. He was born in York, and is self-taught. His work has been shown in many exhibitions and galleries in the UK and Europe.

"Anyone who has an eye for art, the deep passionate colour of Turner, the pure loving observations of Constable must rejoice that our century has David Baumforth. This work is ‘The real thing’, wet with sea spray we can feel, fresh with gust of wind, always mysterious, always beautiful: art to be cherished”. - Sister Wendy Beckett, Art Historian and Broadcaster

"Baumforth makes no claims for his work. Like many honest artists of skill and belief he just gets down to it and paints the places he loves to the best of his ability knowing that, in the end, the work must speak for itself. Uncomplicated and deeply moving"

David Lee, Editor of the Jackdaw, Art Critic and Broadcaster

 

 

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The Force of Nature, Robin Hoods Bay from Stoupe Brow. 18ins x 42ins  Mixed Media on Paper by David Baumforth £3500 framed

 

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ALISON VARLEY

Alison Varley uses a traditional 'forging' techniques to make individual and unique works of art in silver and gold. We like these at Pyramid Gallery because there is no way to reproduce these except at the hands of a time served artisan. The process is physically demanding and requires artistic talent as well as knowledge about the materials used.

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