Date: 21st June – 19th July
Private Viewing: Thursday 20th June 2019
This collaborative collection of work produced by Angela Verdon & Dennis Farrell is a reaction to the landscape showcased in two very different individual approaches that complement each other. Dennis’s main concerns are with surface, colour and painterly marks and uses expressively brushwork where Angela is more concerned with pure organic forms that are simple, abstract, and evocative exquisitely created with undulating lines and hard edges. Denis has a very intuitive approach to his surface work and his building techniques contrasting with Angela’s labour-intensive carving and sanding processes.
Both have been friends for over 40 years and have exhibited at Ceramic Art London together and are excited to be showcasing their work again. Work for this exhibition has been created in LoveClay’s workshop and we are proud to have Angela as our Artist in Residence.
Dennis will also be showcasing his painting work along with his ceramics.
Angela Verdon a graduate of the Royal College of Art, is a practising ceramic artist who creates one off pieces for exhibitions while also undertaking public and private commissions. Her work is permanently displayed in numerous national and international collections in Europe, United States and Japan. Using Porcelain and bone china, her focus has evolved from translucent pierced vessels to abstract sculptural forms. The pieces emphasize the strength, tactile quality and surface tension of the material simultaneously working contrary to its inherent non-plasticity resulting in the creation of fluid evocative structures.
Dennis Farrell‘s current work responds to light, line, colour and texture observed in rural and coastal landscapes. Weathered and eroded structures with their sea-washed and weather-worn surfaces are of particular interest, other themes express an impression of place through form, sgraffito techniques and painted surfaces. Forms are produced by hand-built techniques using red earthenware blended with black or buff stoneware crank clays. Coloured engobes are applied to the clay surface sometimes drawing through the wet ongobe, sometimes being worked together on the leather hard clay surface and over-painted like paint on canvas. Forms are brushed with transparent glazes and fired to 1120 ̊C.
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