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Well Grounded

Advertiser, Feb 22 - click for larger view

Good pic and write-up on Anne’s exhibition in this week’s Advertiser!

Well Grounded: Artist Elizabeth Spence is currently exhibiting at “Inside Out” Studio in Coney Green. The artist’s inspiration comes from her interest in archaeology and geology and she has been using mixed media including natural and organic materials along with oils in her representations of the natural world.

Anne Spence – final day

Men An Tol, Cornwall - Neolithic holed stone and two uprights

It’s the last day of Anne Spence’s exhibition at Studio A1. She’s put on a really good exhibition, with lots of really interesting and thoughtful pieces. As Anne takes down her exhibit later this afternoon, I thought I’d summarise her show by puting up an extract from her artist’s statement on the blog:

… The inspiration for this body of work came from my interest in archaeology and geology. I am currently exploring different organic mixed media works within my art. The reason I am using earthly, natural and organic minerals is that it relates to the unique megalithic structure Man an Tol, Cornwall, which is, for me, an inspirational site. Our Stone Age ancestors built this and they too would have used the same natural minerals of the earth for their cave drawings, but I have used these combined with oil paint within my contemporary abstract interpretation. I want to show how our Neolithic ancestors worshipped the sun and the moon through their megalithic structures. Highlighting how in our modern times we have lost these beliefs in our natural world, showing how such phenomena as eclipses of the sun and moon still leave us in awe, as it would have done for our ancestors. I want to display and bring awareness to the viewer, that in our modern day life we have not lost our inner feelings of our senses, but still have them, as did our ancestors, even though we are living in such a virtual world of the information era. I want to portray a sense of depth within my work that pulls the viewer into my world.


Anne Spence at Studio A1

Hanging Form - Elizabeth Anne Spence, acrylic on canvas, 2010 (detail)

Anne Spence came in on Monday and hung her exhibition in Studio A1. She’ll be exhibiting current work there through the end of February as one of our “Featured Artists”. Anne’s got a great selection of work on show – pieces that show as much where she began as a former graphic artist, but also where she’s going as that graphic tradition works its way into a new fine art aesthetic. I had a sneak preview of the work yesterday, and I was particularly taken with the way in which she’s taken photographic references and translated them into not just graphic forms and painting, but also allowed them to migrate very successfully back into the 3D realm of sculptural expression.

Don’t miss this chance to see what one of this year’s Second Year students at Glyndŵr is up to – exhibitions like Anne’s are real opportunities for all of us to stay in touch with what’s going on up there.

Anne will be in the Studio on the following days:

Wed Feb. 2nd 10-4
Sat Feb. 5th 10-4
Mon Feb. 9th 10-4
Wed Feb. 12th 10-4
Mon Feb 14th 10-4
Wed Feb 16th 10-4
Fri Feb 19th 10-4

Stop by and have a chat and a cup of tea!

Ann Spence at Studio A1

Feb. 2nd – 19th, the featured Inside Out artist in Studio A1 will be Elizabeth Anne Spence. Ann is a former graphic designer now doing a degree in Fine Arts at NEWI in Wrexham. Her exhibition of recent work will be open:

Wed Feb. 2nd 10-4
Sat Feb. 5th 10-4
Mon Feb. 9th 10-4
Wed Feb. 12th 10-4
Mon Feb 14th 10-4
Wed Feb 16th 10-4
Fri Feb 19th 10-4.

A great chance to see work by an emerging local student artist. Hope to see you there!

 

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