Flights of Fancy
GALLERY ONE, | 11/01/2014 : 16/02/2014
An exhibition featuring two Yorkshire artists who work in very different mediums but who are both inspired by the birds and natural forms found and observed on walks and forays into the natural world.
Pam Grimmond is an artist and printmaker based in North Yorkshire. Her work includes linocuts, wood engravings and collages. Shapes and colours from the landscape often find their way into her work. She works by developing drawings into areas of colour and texture, which are then transferred to lino, prior to cutting. Although she has explored working in a variety of printing media, this process allows her to build up layers of colour, creating exciting and unexpected effects. Through her limited edition linoprints, she explores her relationship with the environment, both rural, urban, and more recently, coastal. She focuses on how places affect her, which acts as inspiration for imaginative possibilities.
Chris Moss uses a variety of metal materials, new and recycled wire and mesh to make sculptures that reflect her interest in the natural world. Second-hand or found materials often contribute as much intrinsic character to the finished piece as other aspects. She has a curiosity about the physiognomy, movement and behaviour of animals and birds and enjoys making the more common-place birds that can be observed closely rather than rarer subjects that can only be glimpsed in photographs. Whilst accuracy of proportion and scale is very important to her, it has never been her intention to depict every feather of a subject – she prefers to try and capture some sense of that particular bird’s presence and energy. She has recently started to create other aspects of the natural environment, such as plants and organic forms to provide a little natural cover for the birds, within the gallery.