15th July – 17th September 2003
Private views took place on:
Tuesday July 15th, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday July 20th, 12noon – 3pm
Tuesday September 16th, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Viewing by appointment at other times.
For further information contact Jonathan Ross: Phone 07747 807576
Sometimes, well known people seem so familiar that you begin to feel as though you know them personally. I have mixed up these iconic faces with familiar and personal images from my family albums. All the images I have chosen move me in someway, often as a result of the expressions of vulnerability and innocence found in the representations of these very different people. With Osama, it was the using of this sad, biblical figure as a target. They had written “I shot the fuck out of his neck” on to the image which was peppered with bullet holes where it had been used for target practise. There was so much anger directed at this unknown face, it was that which moved me to create my own version.
These embroidered, painted icons can be seen in the downstairs gallery at 286 along with thickly painted hubcaps representing flowers of the Sussex downland. All the hubcaps used have been found discarded on the roadside. The diverse range of pattern seen in these objects is compared to naturally occurring pattern in plants and flowers.
In the upstairs gallery are earlier paintings. Expressively painted horses gallop across the South Downs and contemplative goddesses look out across the Sussex landscape.
CV - Click to view
|1976-1978||Two year Foundation course, Eastbourne College of Art and Design.|
|1978-1981||B.A. (hons.) degree in Fine Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic.|
|1999-2002||PGCE Brighton University.|
|September 1980||The Old Market Arts Centre, Brighton.
|January 1981||Portsmouth Biennale, Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.
|July 1982||Neo-Naturist, painting and performance, B.2 Gallery, Wapping, London.|
|July 1983||Procession, Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth.
|January 1984 .
||10 Women Artists, Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth|
|December 1984||London Goes To Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.|
|March 1985||Edward Reade Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.|
|May 1986||International Contemporary Art Fair, Olympia, London.|
|September 1986||Edward Reade Gallery, San Antonio Texas, U.S.A.|
|August 1987||Young Contemporaries, Birch and Conran, London.|
|October 1989||Jevington Fine Arts Workshop, Prism Gallery, Brighton.|
|June 1992||Magic and Imagination, Spitalfields Heritage Centre, London.|
|October 1993||Olympian Arts, Centrepoint, London.|
|May 1995||Riviera Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex.
|September 1996||Towner Art Gallery, Eastbournse, East Sussex|
|September 1997||Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex.|
|August 1998||A & C Gallery, Greenwich, London.|
|October 1998||Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex.|
|July 2002||Charleston Farmhouse, nr. Lewes, East Sussex.|
|December 2002||Gallery 286, Earls Court, London.|
|May 1984||James Birch Fine Art, London.|
|June 1985||James Birch Fine Art, London.|
|October 1988||Danlan de Bairead, London.|
|May 1990||The Bridge Gallery, London.|
|June 1991||Artist of The Day, Flowers East, London.|
|May 1996||Brighton Festival, (open studios)|
|October 1997||Eastbourne Festival, (open studios)|
|September 1998||Lewes Artwave, (open studios)|