Open 14th March to 12th May 2024

Studio Eleven Gallery presents Aggregates

Featuring Anthony Housman and Dan Kelly.

Preview: Saturday 16th March, 1pm – 3pm. Refreshments served. RSVP:

Anthony Housman – Paintings:

Anthony Housman’s approach to painting is intuitive, whereby the duality of intention and incidence and the exploration of paint as substance are his primary lines of inquiry. His multi-scale paintings play host to a lexicon of swatches, colours, viscous marks and diluted layers, that recede and amplify, in the pursuit of a charged and active abstract language.

“The paintings within ‘Aggregates’ contain structures and swatches of colour, that jostle, shift, swerve and sway. In some of my paintings, gestures and shapes lean to one side, occasionally overlapping and even dissolving. My paintings are often resolved when a composition takes hold that is both resilient yet playful”.

Anthony Anthony Housman was born in Grimsby in 1977 and completed an MA in Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London in 1999. He currently works out of a studio in Hull. He has held solo shows at The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber; Morten Gallery, Bridlington; Space Banana, Birmingham; and The Red Gallery, Hull. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions at Dean Clough, Halifax; Linden Hall Studio, Deal; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Globe Gallery, Newcastle; 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe; Silson Contemporary, Harrogate; Gallery 49, Bridlington; Creation Fine Art, Beverley and Gate Gallery, Grimsby. His work is also held in private collections throughout the UK.

Dan Kelly – Ceramics:

If you missed the world – famous Art fair, Collect, at Somerset House in London, then you are in for a treat as we have master potter, Dan Kelly exhibiting his monumental pots.

“Working with clay involves all the senses to some degree: the smell of the earth; the sound made by the ring of a high fired piece; and the sense perhaps forgotten by the majority today, and conspicuous from its absence from our culture – the tactile response.”

Dan Kelly grew up in Camberwell, London, and studied at Camberwell School of Arts moving on to study Crafts at the Royal College of Art.  His pots are made predominantly on the wheel using stoneware and some porcelain; preferring to work with a monochrome palette which allows Dan to have a clarity of form. His wheel thrown stoneware pots are manipulated by cutting and reshaping by hand. His minimalist decoration of dark metallic oxide brush strokes adorn most of his pieces while his white porcelain pots are left virtually untouched with only dark glazed interiors. Dan has exhibited widely and has pieces in public collections. He has held teaching positions on several degree courses and at the City Lit Institute in London. He continues to live and work in Camberwell.

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