Beyond the frame: a developing series of experimental collages expanding around Polaroid instant film images. Drawing upon a diverse range instant photographic materials, including Polachrome/Polapan slide, SX70 and type100 film bases, these mixed-media works seek to expand a view beyond the confines/borders of original instant photographs.
Some new small hand-cut paper collages (approx 10×8 inches in size) developing as part of a ‘Travels in Lockdown’ series. A playful journey through urban landscapes, architecture, shape and form, made during a nationwide lockdown within the security of the artists’ studio.
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.