7 – 29 May  2019

The Solace of Objects

Private views:
Tuesday May 7th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Thursday May 9th  6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday May 12th 12.00 – 3.00pm

Open Days:
Wednesdays  12.00 – 6.00pm

Viewing by appointment at other times.

For further information contact Jonathan Ross:
Phone 07747 807576
or jross@gallery286.com

Found objects, antiques and collectables, have always played an important part in my work and this has inevitably led me to assemblage as a way to express an emotion or explore a theme.

The use of shrine-like boxes, with their religious overtones, enables me to play out three dimensional stories, often from the female perspective. Drawing on historical references, figurative art, sacred imagery and mythology I can examine our curious fascination with death and desire, love and loss, the morbid and macabre.

A line of poetry or a piece of text can suggest a narrative, or this can gradually emerge as I gather things together. Some of the antique objects, beautiful in their own right, have their own tales to tell and then I can use my clay and textile skills to complete the scene, hopefully with some humour and always a little theatricality