Altered States

27th March – 5th May

Preview: Saturday 30th March 2019 1-3 pm

Anna Barlow – Ceramicist

“The beauty of food left to melt, and ooze holds a fascination for me. It is something that is usually over looked and temporary, but this can be captured and frozen in time with clay and glaze. I have focused on ice cream as it is such a momentary and yet memorable treat that most of us have experienced and therefore can evoke memories of sensations and tastes, as well as prompt a fantasy of desired indulgences. I am firstly inspired by the materials I use. I find that clay, porcelain and glaze have so many wonderful possibilities and often translate well to represent food.”

Jeremy Carlisle – Painter

“Paintings are of stone, water and light. Letters from nature. They are in a sense aspects of nature, they are self-sufficient. Paint is almost infinitely variable, hence its potential as a vehicle for a range of moods: from calm reverie to violent defiance. I believe painting is a form of extended thought and by creating emotional and intellectual maps of the world around us can literally illuminate our lives.

I work predominantly with watercolours and gouache, series of abstract paintings and paintings made in nature. Watercolour as a medium has a life of its own, to a certain extent you have to let your hand and eye be ‘taken’. The washes flow, fall, seep and intermingle in often unpredictable ways. The paintings have their own topography, their own logic. A degree of uncertainty is part of the process. With watercolour washes and the energy, movement of a brushstroke, chance and accident play a part.”