This is first major exhibition of the new look Bath Spa Gallery, under the new curatorship of BA Honours students Kimberley Wilcox and Josef Hoccom. The exhibition marks a starting point for a set of two week temporary shows showcasing past students work, external working artists and internal staff and students. The aim is to create a thriving art focal point showcasing the talent that North Somerset, and particular Weston College, has to offer.
Dave Tabrett's exhibition focuses on a unique way of working called Wabi Sabi. This is the Japanese view of life embraces a simple aesthetic that grows stronger as inessentials were trimmed away down to its barest essence. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature and accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay and death. It is simple, slow and uncluttered and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not pergo; rice paper, not glass. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet and that our bodies, as well as the material world around us, are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through Wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.
FFI Contact: Kimberley Wilcox and Josef Hoccom
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