Exhibition title: âArt and Language'
Exhibition Preview night: Saturday 8thMaystarting from 7pm till 10pm
Exhibition dates: Starting on Tuesday 11thMay till 5thJune
Curated by Lloyd Gill
Art and language is an exhibition that will showcase artists who use language as
a secondary form of communication within their art. The artists selected for
this exhibition have produced excellent quality work which are available to
This month's exhibition at The Lloyd Gill Gallery features the work of the
internationally recognised artist and printmaker Sandy Sykes.
I was invited to meet Sandy in her studio to choose some work for our upcoming
show 'Art & Language' in which she has kindly agreed to feature as our guest
artist. Sandy's studio is an old barn situated next to her home on the outskirts
of the picturesque village of Bradwell-on-Sea and is a labyrinthine maze of
prints, sketches, woodcuts, lino cuts, works in progress and some beautiful old
Over the past ten years Sandy has created several series of works inspired by
literature and her love of the written word; most notably the work of Cormac
McCarthy, from whose novel 'Child of God' words & sentences have been extracted
and used to stunning effect in the 'Manuscript' series.
Sandy & I spoke in depth about her work, she told me how the manuscript series
were the result of an entire winter's work, and how each piece, rather than
being printed using a press, were painstakingly hand-rubbed using a wooden
spoon. She also spoke of her newer work, the 'Cover Me' drawings which are a
clever critique of modern warfare which make a mockery of 'cowboy games' played
out by Stetson wearing soldiers riding tanks as they would a horse and always in
non-specific uniforms which 'lead to
questions of guilt and innocence, friend or foe'.
We will be showing pieces from the 'Manuscript' series, and an image from the
'Hedgehog' series, from Sandy's earlier work. Finally, we have a copy of her
limited edition book 'Paradise is Always Where You've Been.
We at the gallery feel privileged to have such recognised artists show at our
gallery. All the selected artists are unique in their response to using language
in art. There will be an exciting array of work from artists all over the UK and
The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Lee House, 13 Beaconsfield Road, Weston - Super - Mare,
Somerset, BS23 1YE. Two minutes walk from train station. OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY
10AM - 4.30PM
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