About the exhibition
“A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image… one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.”
-Helen Frankenthaler (Barbara Rose, Frankenthaler, 1972, New York: Harry N Abrams, p.85
When I came across Phyllis Carr’s beautiful ceramic works, I was inspired by the boldness and her ‘attack’ on the piece of clay. I knew it came from a place of knowledge of how the clay would react and the freedom to let the material have a life of its own.
The other artworks selected for this show also demonstrate a confidence and freedom of mark that comes from hours of dedicated work and a tactile knowledge of material.