The Library Of Obscure Wonders: Jo Roberts & Giles Leaman19. Feb - 2. Mar 14 / ended Hundred Years Gallery
Tuesday to Friday 10 to 6. Saturday 4 to 11. Sunday 12 to 7.
Painting with paper, drawing with sound. Collages, sound sculptures and other explorations
Jo Fisher Roberts is an artist and illustrator. Interested in the natural world, she combines traditional illustrative techniques with experimentation and found materials; the carnivalesque and the surreal.
The Library of Obscure Wonders was founded in 2004 as a contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities – exploring, recording, and collecting wonders in everyday life. ‚Ä®Since it’s opening the Library has collected many items receiving works from scientists, artists, and explorers.
Giles Leaman is a London based artist, musician and arts practitioner whose work traverses sound, installation, performance, sculpture and 2D artforms. His interest in found objects and the challenge set by using them, informs the process in which he works, ”It is as if the material creates a spark to a hitherto unexpected wave of energy, which then in turn consumes everything”. This spark or connection can sometimes be between two materials or a technique and a material or an idea looking for a framework in order to exist.
The work ranges from collage, using found fragments, printing, drawing and painting, sculpture and assemblages to sound sculptures and experiments with diverse materials.
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