It is such a treat to see this work in THE HEPSIBAH GALLERY. I have always loved screens...I love them as a decorative and a practical object and it is with sheer delight that we welcome KATE LAMMIN to the gallery because she is a true and fine exponent of the art of the folding screen...'
"I trained for four years as a painter at Wimbledon School of Art and have now diversified into various media. A trip to Japan coincided with inheriting a Chinese silk picture, which needed freeing up from the confines of the frame: the idea for making folding screens germinated from using the Chinese pieces and re-ordering them on new silk and including other media. This led to painted screens and collage panels.
At present I am working with oriental papers, using torn and cut shapes to dictate the design.
There is an infinite variety of forms that can be used to screen off what we wish to hide!"
Kate will be showing Folding Screens made in different media: painted wood, handmade papers and silk collages.
Images are taken from vibrant abstract and plant forms and subtle Japanese landscapes. Also small paintings and collages on canvas.
Kate Lammin 2010
Kate is a gentle, genteel artist just as you would imagine the maker of these beautifully crafted works of art and she will be curating the show during the week so do call in to the Pv on Thursday 6-9pm or for our coffee morning on Saturday when we will serve coffee and croissants.
And the screens have a wonderful practical use too as Kate says:
"There is an infinite variety of forms that can be used to screen off what we wish to hide!"
I have plenty to hide! What about you?!!
I look forward to welcoming you to this lovely show.