Since opening in early 2012, Junction Art Gallery has been firmly committed to exhibiting exceptional, contemporary fine art and craft made in the UK. This year’s Winter Show continues in this vein and is an inviting prospect for anyone who enjoys discovering innovative, expertly made art and craft.
One of the highlights of this exhibition is sure to be Frances Bloomfield’s compelling Dreamboxes, in which she skilfully explores the narratives of our dreams. Abstract scenarios are constructed like miniature theatrical sets of floating chairs, thick forests and snippets of sentences, working together to create settings that are both mesmerising and unsettling.
There will also be a new collection of paintings by Lorraine Wake whose still lives evoke poetic, quiet places where you can lose yourself. The textured surfaces of her oil paintings show the layers upon layers of paint, building the image and creating a history on the canvas.
Much of the work in the exhibition has been inspired by the natural world, from ceramics by Tiffany Scull, whose intricate sgraffitto vases are a joy to behold, to beautiful silver and enamel jewellery by Alex Yule who draws her inspiration from delicate shells and sea urchins found on the beach. Other exhibitors include Elaine Bolt, Stephanie Cunningham, Sarah Jenkins, Christine Kaltoft and Rory Mclauchlan.
The gallery is a magnet for those seeking something exceptional, and an ideal place to discover special gifts for the festive season. The comprehensive online gallery allows those not in the Cotswolds to view and enjoy the full collection www.junctionartgallery.co.uk