Monday 2 – Saturday 21 October, 10am – 2pm, Monday – Saturday

Festival Box Office, 45 High Street, Wetherby LS22 6LR

Five Art

Five Art is an exhibition showing the work of five established artists who have exhibited together on previous occasions. The artists – Susan H Kay, Elizabeth de Monchaux, Catherine Mackay Purves, Jayne Reich and Neil Irons – each has their own unique style and approach to making art whilst at the same time share with each other an attention to detail, mark-making and an eye for patterns.

 

All works are for sale and may be purchased at the gallery or online. They will be available to collect on Monday 23 October.

 

This is the first time that a fine art show has been included in the Wetherby Arts Festival and hopefully this will expand in the years to come as the Festival grows.

See the work of the five artists below…

Elizabeth de Monchaux

www.edemx.co.uk

 

‘I have been a practising artist and sculptor for over 25 years and I make work for exhibition and commission. I have used a range of materials and methods in the course of my career.

 

Abstract in nature, my work is strongly influenced by both the natural and the built environment. I make sculptures using geometric forms to create objects, installations and wall reliefs. I employ digital photography to create images as an extension of my sculptural work. Recently, I have used seed heads of plants to create images as well as the basis for sculptures made in the first instance from paper.

 

I am interested in the physicality of the object and the process of making and presenting the work. I like the idea that viewers can imbue a work with their own meaning.  Whatever my intention in an artwork is, it is always fluid, for it is impossible to predict the reaction of the audience.’

head4 edem

Head 2

Giclée print

Edition 2/5  35 x 50cm

£200 unframed / £300 framed

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Head2 edem

Head 4

Giclée print

Edition 2/5  35 x 50cm

£200 unframed / £300 framed

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Head 7

Head 7

Giclée print

Edition 2/5  35 x 50cm

£200 unframed / £300 framed

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Neil Irons                                                                                 

www.neilirons.co.uk

 

Neil Irons moved from Dundee to London in 1987, after studying for his MA at Chelsea. He moved around a bit – teaching and doing residencies – before setting up base in Hackney. Alongside making and showing his work, he curates exhibitions and ran a gallery for several years.

 

Working from his present studio in Walthamstow, his practice is mainly a figurative/narrative look at life, love and politics – personal and global. Employing varied media and techniques, depending on which method he thinks will best suit the subject, he continues to try and understand how we live the way we do and why we do the things we do.

Wish You Were Here – Free Car Parking

 Oil on board

48x42cm

£500

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Wish You Were Here – Children’s Playground

Oil on Board

51x37cm

£500

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Wish You Were Here – Rustic Retreat

Oil on Board

33x32cm

£450

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Susan H Kay

 

http://shkay.co.uk

 

‘I live and work in North London and Cornwall getting my inspiration from travelling, lately riding pillion on our Harley Davidson in the USA. The Harley is now in England and off to France shortly. I enjoy working in watercolour and with my camera.  I like to blur the lines using the camera to give doubt as to whether a work is a watercolour or a photograph. My subjects vary but the horizon line plays a big part in most compositions.’

 

Swanning Along

Giclée print on artist’s watercolour paper

Edition 1/10 prints

50×30 cms

£250 framed

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Wow! Some Babe Over There

Giclée print on artist’s watercolour paper

Edition 1/10 prints

50×30 cms

£250 framed

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Sunlight In Murano

2017

Giclée Print on watercolour paper, limited edition of five.

96x43cms

£575 framed

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Jayne Reich

https://www.saatchiart.com/jaynereich

Jayne is showing new work after a break from painting to pursue writing, oral history projects and being a mum. Born in Texas, she grew up in Finland, the former Yugoslavia and Holland. Prior to working as a painter and teacher, she was a textile designer in New York City. She studied fine art at the University of Hertfordshire and Wimbledon School of Art.

 

‘I found a knitted blanket at a jumble sale and was mesmerised by the colour combination. The person who made the blanket had used colours I would not normally put together. Just as you can become tired of your own cooking, I was tired of my usual colours. This blanket was an opportunity for me to have to put colours down which were not usual to me, but still exciting and challenging. At the same time, I have been looking at the paintings of Bonnard and Vuillard, who layer colour, and I’ve been influenced by them in this work.’

 

Exhibitions

2006 ‘Transformation’ Group show at the Spitz Gallery, London

1995 Group show, Harriet Green Gallery, London

1994 Two-person show with Elizabeth de Monchaux, Alternative Arts, Marylebone, London

1993-1998 Open Studios, Spitalfields Studios, London

1994 One-person show, Harriet Green Gallery, London

1993 Whitechapel Open

1993 ‘New Painting ‘Group show at Bonham’s, London

1992 ‘Five English Artists’, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

Blanket Study 1

2017

Acrylic

30x40cm

£350.00

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Blanket Study 2

2017

Acrylic

30x40cm

£350.00

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Blanket Study 3

2017

Acrylic

30x40cm

£350.00

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Catherine Mackay Purves

 

www.catherinemackaypurves.co.uk

 

Born in Edinburgh, she moved to London to study at Central School of Art in 1980, and has run a studio at various locations in east London since graduating from college. With a background in fine art sculpture, Catherine was involved in designing and making sculptural lighting for several years, before resuming fine art practice in 1997. This practice has taken new directions, using both everyday and more unusual materials.  Within the artwork is an ongoing interest in lost and unwanted spaces and objects: a fly-posted billboard with ripped images; a cityscape with graffiti tags on a wall; a shed clad with corrugated steel; old timber wharves on a shore.

 

‘Bringing these unnoticed and under-loved bits of the world around us to the foreground, the intent is to awaken latent memories in the viewer by using details of the morass of information and imagery that we all deal with every day.

 

Often multiples of numbers or lettering are superimposed within the screen-prints, creating a mass of lines that is unreadable but also becomes a thing of its own – an intricate lacework of typeface. The overlaid imagery was first inspired from instances of technological faults or mechanical mishaps of the large format plotters used in architectural studios.’

Black

2015

Screenprint A/P

£350 framed

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Shore

2015

Screenprint A/P

£350 framed

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Shore

Screenprint and patina on zinc
50x50cm

£800

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