ECC (East Cliff Creatives) members are holding a group exhibition at Brew in Folkestone. The Coffee shop is a great supporter of local artists and has held many solo and group shows. Although due to Covid restrictions there will not be a public open evening for visitors this time around, please do drop by for a fine coffee during opening hours, view the artworks and support a superb local venue.
The current show runs for 4 weeks through October.
83 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT20 1DG
Quatre études (2020): black acrylic marker on Khadi paper with some collage and overlay, A4 size.
This new zine/artist book draws together a juxtaposition of figures and abstract shapes under the narrative title ‘The Burden of the Small’. The figure in silhouette explores human scale within certain ‘frames’, while abstract small objects supporting large overbearing blocks allude to the oppressive nature of ‘regime’ states (whether capitalist, communist or fascist). The collages are in some ways suggestive of inequalities in class strata and the precarious balance of society as a whole.
A4 single sheet folded to A6 size booklet with additional insert – printed original paper/digital collage.
Some experimentation today with a few ideas for the East Cliff Creatives zines project. Fishi-Fishy is a little narrative across 6 sheets; a series of collages working with images of scabbard fish, originally photographed at the Funchal Market Hall, Madeira. The single A4 sheet with double-sided printing can be folded into an A6 sized mini-book format, with an open-out central poster image. #eastcliffcreatives #zines
Three experiments from yesterday’s zoom drawing club meet up: initially cutting-out freehand objects and the re-positioning of geometric forms. Fluid layouts encouraged subsequent reassessments, with explorations of shape and negative space floating upon a mid-grey paper (Clairefontaine Gris). Finally with a spray of adhesive the position of elements within the paper collages was fixed.