Exhibition

'Art & Language'

8 May 2010 – 4 Jun 2010

Event times

Preview starts at 7pm OPEN Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm

Cost of entry

FREE

The Lloyd Gill Gallery

Weston-super-mare
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • X1 from Bristol
  • Direct from Paddington, weston station two mins walk from gallery

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Exhibition title: ‘Art 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 purchase. 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 printing presses. 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 Internationally. 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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