AboutSarah Wiseman Gallery in Summertown will be hosting a mixed media summer exhibition showcasing artists' work incorporating the theme of âa circle'. Inspired by the wide variety of innovative mixed media work currently being produced, this exhibition will feature work by Will Kendrick, Martha Winter, Fenella Elms, Rebecca J Coles, Chris Wood, Rachel Garnell and Waller Hewett.
The exploration of materials is central to the exhibition; bringing structure and order to their chosen media, each artist's work is an absolute labour of love. Through the use of texture, colour, movement and light, common discords of order and chaos, man made and natural, individual and multiple, depth and scale are addressed. Many intricate details give each piece an added dimension, allowing the work to be viewed in its entirety or as individual elements.
Glass and light artist Chris Wood explores the effects of light and dichroic glass through geometric forms. Playing with the angle of light hitting small squares of glass mounted on a white background, she creates stunning works of colour and pattern.
Martha Winter plays with light and shade, creating deeply textured surfaces using natural materials which are painstakingly built up into crater-like structures. Working with a tension and harmony between the materials and the minimal form, she often produces work in a series, highlighting similarity and systematic production of work.
Continuing to explore the theme of order and chaos is Will Kendrick, whose work crosses boundaries between painting and sculpture, as he creates seemingly dripping surfaces of colour and texture in his bright resin pieces.
This is a fascinating exhibition built out of originality, playfulness, and an exploration of materials. The existence of natural circles in our universe establishes them as an instinctive shape to work with, and each of these exhibiting artists uses it to constrain, and give form to, their work.