Sunday 8th May – Monday 30th May
Passage – a powerful and evocative word, suggesting movement and mutability, unfolding and elapsing through space and time, shifting from the familiar to the uncertain. Helen Brooker, Jeanette Cook, Maggie Kelham and Catherine Robinson present their second collection at Linden Hall Studio with a thoughtful and diverse exhibition of prints, drawings, glass fusion and sculpture.
My prints include etching, drypoint, woodcut monoprint and collagraph.”
It is about the seeking of shelter or a safe haven, about not necessarily arriving, but a gentle realisation or awakening.
Much of my work takes the form of long term personal projects involving steady documentation, often alluding to the idea of the house as witness (a silent observer of the passage of time), in particular the series of solar etchings following the moving light through the rooms in my house.”
“My current work reflects the flow of time and responses to events, personal and global.
The domestic compositions are inspired by the sifting and sorting of a childhood home, capturing the past while letting things go. I have come to see this rite of passage in a positive light.
It is a bigger challenge to remain encouraged about our nurturing of this precious planet; but signs are there.”
This work is mainly collagraph and Lino.
“Always, my work comes from memories, glimpses of places, people, fleeting emotions, recollected but ephemeral and indistinct, distorted by passage of time and distance. The ‘mask’ series for instance, was inspired by many I saw in Venice. Very beautiful and decorative, but in their art of concealment is a breath of menace, a frisson of danger, and it is this about them that stays with me. Other works spring from different memories. Lazy summer garden days, watching insects crawl along a leaf; or flying high above the earth, gazing down on a river as it splits and separates miles before reaching the sea; or feeling sand on bare feet, amongst the rocks where land meets water. And so it goes on……
It’s not about big things, it’s about those little nuggets of memory that make up all our lives. Often impossible to verbalize, I find attempting to make them tangible is a delightful compulsion.”
Myles Corley talks to the artists behind the latest exhibition at Linden Hall Studio; ‘Passage’.