Delighted to be exhibiting a new series of work with Jane Claire Wilson and Rachel Morrell at the Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Opening next Friday 18 November, until 7 December.
‘JOURNEYS’ - Jane Claire Wilson, Rachel Morrell, Russell Hughes
This exhibition of contemporary art brings together three artists whose practices explore ideas of place. Whilst their inspiration is similar, their subject matter, approach, working practice and media are very different.
Jane Claire Wilson is a textile artist and painter, inspired by people, places and their stories. Her ‘Songlines’ series of stitched textile work is inspired by recent travels in Australia – the lines, shapes, and colours of the Sydney Opera House and its architectural drawings are reimagined as extensions of the songlines criss-crossing the land in Aboriginal culture.
Rachel Morrell is an artist wanderer, whose abstract paintings are inspired by the landscape, derelict buildings and geology of the Yorkshire Dales. Her work ‘Fragmentation’ is inspired by walking through the derelict lead mining industry in Swaledale. The paintings depict the greys of the crumbling buildings and spoil heaps, the rusting machinery and the shot of lead.
Russell Hughes’ abstract printmaking is inspired by observations of place and collecting data to record his own presence and experience. The abstract language of colour, shape and pattern in his ‘Variations’ series of prints emerges from GPS data mapping his walks in Richmond and from observation of the natural features along the River Swale.