British sculptor brings wood to life in powerful exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Artist Jamie Frost MRSS presents his first touring show of elegantly crafted and powerful figurative sculptures and drawings in his exhibition entitled The Way of All Flesh from 4 July to 3 October at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
Frost brings the tradition of wood carving into a contemporary gallery setting with his expressive and captivating life-size sculptures. The smell, textures and colours of the sculptures make this exhibition a multi-sensory experience where bark, saw marks and energetic splinters contrast with fine craftsmanship.
The Way of All Flesh exhibition is a touring show and it is the first time that the artist’s sculptures of such large scale and complexity are being shown. The exhibition centres around three major works, shown alongside numerous smaller sculptures, and a selection of supporting drawings. The largest of the sculptures titled ‘Unbrush My Hair’ stands an impressive eight feet high and has been hand-carved from a single ash tree.
Frost is a figurative sculptor and draughtsman who grew up close to The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle and his practice is strongly influenced by time spent working in Tuscany. Noted for his portraiture and figurative drawings, he is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally and across the UK.
Jamie Frost MRSS, Artist, says:
“Wood is a fleshy material and I want the visitor to have a sense of the figures I make, not just see them. In their presence it's hard, even for me, not to feel something when looking them in the eye. Whilst making I think about the people I draw, the people I've known, the person I am. I invite people to identify with these sculptures - an affinity with the material should make that possible.”
20-21 Visual Arts Centre is housed in the former St. John’s Church building in Church Square, Scunthorpe. The backdrop of the church architecture compliments Jamie Frost’s work to perfection, in this visually stunning and unique exhibition.
The opening hours are: 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Advance booking is required. To book a visit, see the gallery’s website: http://www.2021visualartscentre.co.uk/