A new collaborative exhibition opens at Loughborough Town Hall on 19 January featuring the work of Mark Langley and Marcia Blagg. âPlease shut the gate' is an agricultural themed exhibition bringing together Blagg's photography work and Langley's pencil drawings.
Mark Langley's work is described as photorealistic expressionism, he captures a realistic likeness whilst conveying the mood of the subject. Years of refinement have gone into developing his highly detailed style of drawing. A background in design and illustration has shaped his approach today. Mark has continued to work mainly in pencil and colour pencil, not wanting to be limited to one subject. His two main areas are animals and architecture
Marcia Blagg's work is based around digital photography, but that is really only the start. By manipulating images by varying degrees, experimenting with adding âhand drawn' layers and then printing onto different materials, she turns the ordinary into the out of the ordinary. The farm and countryside animals which she loves first drew her to the world of photography.
The exhibition is a showcase of the great British countryside that surrounds us and is a representation of rural life. Both artists share a love for the countryside and like to portray in their work the character and emotions of the animals and the environment.
Entry to the SOCK Gallery is free and exhibition pieces, greetings cards and prints will be available for purchase. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. For more information visit our website at www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk/sock/gallery
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