Without Boundaries is the first Open exhibition that the Free Painters and Sculptors have held in many years and are delighted to welcome new artists to exhibit with this long-established society at the Menier Gallery.
The exhibition title Without Boundaries is staying true to the founding principles of the organisation, allowing artists true freedom of style and expression. This exhibition will feature a variety of contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture from a competitive selection of 40 established and emerging artists.
FPS is also pleased to announce the first Rasmussen Award, in recognition of one of our founding members Roy Rasmussen, a revered sculptor and historian, whose years of dedication have inspired generations of FPS artists.
ViewSeven are a group of artists dedicated to the design and production of art textiles or - if you prefer - textiles as art. Our starting point is a piece of cloth and our media is mixed. What we do with it varies from individual to individual. Marks and texture play an essential part. We all like to build up layers and create a sense of depth. We use a variety of tools and processes to create abstract work that reflects our individual preferences - great art for contemporary living - art you can live with and enjoy.
ViewSeven are: Claire Benn, Karen Farmer, Claudia Helmer, Claire Higgott, Daline Kiff-Stott, Susie Koren and Leslie Morgan.
All seven artists will be present throughout the exhibition.
We are more than our bodies, more than a complex bio-chemical machine that responds only to the physical realities of the world. There is a ghost in the machine. A spectral child born of our dreams, hopes, fears, aspirations and beliefs. A ghost that echoes through our ancestral stories and draws its being from the emotional, aesthetic and spiritual truths that govern our lives.
This is the world of invisible realities. It is real because we believe it to be real. It is a world in which the viewer may absorb an image through the eye, just as the listener may absorb a concerto through the ear, but eyes and ears are merely a means of transport and the final destination is always the same – a place where reality is what we believe to be real, where the intangible has a form, feelings have a face and dreams are made flesh.
Featuring the work of London-based artists, Ali Maas, Anna Masters and Lucy Morton, Emerging Realities: Nature in the City showcases exciting new works from contemporary artists exploring natural scenes and organic form. With works including painting, mixed-media and print, this exhibition brings together an innovative re-imagining of an age-old subject.
Emerging Realities is a collective of artists showcasing exciting works with an original perspective on the human experience. This show brings together the work of three members, drawing upon their shared interest in the environment and the ways in which we engage with it.
Ali creates work in response to a life-long love of nature. Using found and organic materials, she embellishes her subjects with mixed-media and intricate leatherwork to create a new identity for these familiar forms.
Anna creates paintings and mixed-media works which contrast organic subjects - including butterflies and petals - with geometric forms and pattern, creating an unusual juxtaposition between subject and composition.
Inspired by modern life and its relationship with the environment, Lucy’s paintings feature remote natural landscapes that convey the natural world at its most stark and beautiful; vivid yet serene explorations of the physical spaces around us.