A dynamic of six artists come to New Ashgate Gallery this January. All based in the East of Surrey, there is an exciting mix on offer. We are delighted to welcome Joseph Harrington whose work is shown internationally, won numerous awards, most recently the Craft & Design award at the International Festival of Glass Biennale 2013. Striking glass landscapes looking at erosion as a spectacle of discovery and generation of form, revealing a sense of the history and movement of a place.
Complimenting Joseph's work are Lesley Jones paintings and Bill Hall's etchings. Lesley achieves exquisite technique in her angelic paintings, depicting the essence of the landscape and bringing calm to the viewer, whilst Bill's etchings offer simple observations that tell intriguing stories.
Heidi Harrington's screen-printed ceramic designs are inspired by both the movement and stillness in nature combined with an enjoyment of the traditional depictions of landscape on ceramic objects for interiors.
Bringing more dialogue to the show are Marilyn Kyle's prints and installation pieces, exploring the contradictions within the lives of most families: the joys and the sadnesses.
The final member is Adam Green, his paintings are novel yet sophisticated. The continued presence of ornamental, hypnotic patterns draw from his love of Mexican and African iconography. He takes alternative reference from vintage commercial images, pulling together diverse elements to achieve a quirky, but dynamic composition. Humour flows throughout all of his work, giving the underlying complexity a more approachable edge.