Contemporary Passions: Feeling the Landscape
South Hams Arts Forum
Tuesday 30 June - Sunday 12 July 2020
10 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday, and 11 am - 4 pm on Sundays
Elen Claire Williams
|Gilly Cotter||Louis Victory|
And David Boon, Penny Alexander and Crystel Dauth
The subject matter may be as old as the hills, but the treatment is contemporary.
Eight members of the South Hams Arts Forum respond to the theme with paintings, prints, digital surrealist works, photography and ceramics, each inspired by landscape or seascape views or elements from the natural world. Other works explore how buildings can create magical, mysterious internal ‘landscapes’ and their intriguing visual relationships with the outside world. The emotional involvement of the artist is crucial in this collection as each considers the level or experimentation and the degree of abstraction and ambiguity. Two artists show ceramic works, some functional and of unusual design and some large pieces made into extreme shapes. The glazes flow with gravity in the firing, to produce cascading effects found in the sea and the rocks. There will also be sculptural pieces inspired by the elegant birds of the area, and large hand built vases decorated with landscape references.