Fred Gatley exhibits in 'TRACE, Artists in search of a landscape'
The landscape we inhabit has been formed through intervention; man's alterations and nature's adjustments. TRACE will show the work of five artists who work in, from and around landscape.
When we venture outside into the environment we find ourselves documenting changes. We record the now. We draw on times past. The five artists exhibiting in TRACE document and interpret landscape as it shifts and changes. From the eroded coastline of Yorkshire to the changing rural landscape of Wiltshire and the meanderings of the River Thames.
'For this exhibition I have created two sets of work, a series of polished bone-china and terracotta bowls, displayed variously on bog-oak and ceramic bases and alongside these my Refuge series.
The bone china and terracotta bowls all contain fragments, introduced to the clay before making commenced, which have been found in Deptford Creek. These include tiny particles of iron oxide (rust), crushed crumbs of bricks, tiles and china shards, their bases too are laced with these elements or they may be made from timbers and metals found in the river. Alongside these the Refuge bowls all contain tiny fragments of crushed brick and concrete taken from the foundations of an old Anderson air-raid shelter discovered beneath old garden sheds in our back-garden. These too are displayed on bases made from found materials.
Within my work I am always trying to achieve a balance, carefully considering proportion, surface and scale, apparent accidents are anything but; I am constantly striving to produce work that has an understated visual richness set against a feeling of quiet simplicity, paring away the non-essential, less is more.'
- Location: Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside Deptford, London SE8 4SA
- Date: 6th - 16th November 2014
- Website: APT Studios
- Artists Website: fredgatley.co.uk
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