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Yew Tree Gallery


current show

3rd April – 21st May 2016

 

Thoughts triggered by the constant change in the world around us – fragments dispersing and re-forming in different patterns – gave rise to the idea of Kaleidoscope as a theme for this exhibition. The difference here, however, is that the fragments or particles of colour and shape are, in each artist’s case, drawn together in exquisite harmony.


DAVID KEMP is an artist well-known for his intriguing mixed-media sculptures .  He is also a painter of talent, and he has spent these past 3 years walking the coast and moors around his West Penwith home, with his paints and dog, in all weathers.  His passion for capturing the enigmatic nature of Cornwall’s furthest outpost is revealed in these spontaneous watercolours.  His idiom moves from detail to complete abstraction.  Both aspects of his work reflect his immediate emotional response to his surroundings.

David Kemp

‘Moortop Bracken’  DK15

‘Clifftop Kestrel’  DK14

David Kemp

‘Gorselight in the Valley’ DK2

‘Walking the Dog’  DK22 ‘Blooming Gorse’  DK5

David Kemp

‘Moorlands above the Sea’  DK25

‘The Valley, October’  DK23

David Kemp

‘Tregeseal Valley’   DK21

‘Cyclonic Weather’  DK18 ‘November Sunset’  DK20

David Kemp

‘Wild, Wet and Windy’  DK3

‘Line Squall’  DK19

David Kemp

‘Rosemergy’    DK10

‘More on the Moors’  DK8 ‘Granite & Bracken, North Coast’  DK4

David Kemp

‘First Daffs, Tregeseal’  DK11

‘Choughs, Botallack’  DK9

(more images may be seen on request)


Glass artist PETER LAYTON’s fluid forms encapsulate a microcosm of beach and sea.  A Master of the art of glassmaking, now in his 80th year, he has achieved a stream of accolades for his work.  From architectural projects to prestigious international exhibitions, Peter’s creative energy and skill have known no bounds since he first started working with glass in the 1960s when hot glass was a revolutionary technique.  “Glass is magical and extraordinarily seductive,” explains Peter. “Every piece is a challenge and an adventure and you never know exactly what you have created until you open the annealing kiln….always a moment of surprise!”

Peter Layton

‘Beach series’ group

Peter Layton

YT4 ‘Beach’ cylinder vase

YT5 ‘Reef’ Tall Dropper

Peter Layton

YT2 ‘Reef’ wide stoneform

YT6 ‘Reef’ medium stoneform

Peter Layton

YT1 ‘Beach’ open bowl

Peter Layton

YT13 ‘Reef’ YT14 ‘Monet’ YT16 ‘Reef’
perfume bottles

Peter Layton

YT10 Flat 'Flora'l & YT9 Round ‘Floral’

YT12  ‘Lagoon’  YT11 ‘Lapis’

Peter Layton

YT18  ‘Hydrangea’  YT15  ‘Beach’


Despite studying Sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art, Pottery became CHRIS BARNES’ chosen metier, which he has followed since 1989.  For 10 years he made pots and taught at The Chocolate Factory in Hackney, where he developed his glazes and cheerful decoration which soon attracted an enthusiastic following.  Restless with urban life, Chris took off to a remote part of Scotland in 2006 where he built a large gas-fired kiln and “a new playfulness and freedom born of having more time and energy” uplifted his work.  Well-established and now working from a cowshed in Cumbria, he feels as enthusiastic as ever about his chosen career.

CHRIS BARNES

CB27 Leaf & fishes large bowl; CB45 Leaf & crab small bowl

CHRIS BARNES

CB24 Small bowls ‘Leaf’  CB21’ Leaf’ jug

CB40 Banded bowl CB18
Small jug CB30 Medium jug

CHRIS BARNES

CB42,54,43 ‘leaf’ and Banded Candlesticks’

CHRIS BARNES

CB44 deep ‘Leaf & Crab’ bowl CB35 round vase

CB28, CB41 Small and Large ‘Leaf’ teapots

CHRIS BARNES

CB52 Large banded jug 9”

CB33 Banded bowl 7.5”

DUIBHNE GOUGH sources rare and unusual semi-precious stones from around the world to combine with silver and 18ct gold in her necklaces and earrings.  She learnt the skills of silversmithing and stone carving from her father, Breon O’Casey, and in time-honoured tradition, uses the simple hammer for beating out the silver and gold to form bangles, pendants and earrings.  Her intuitive sense of colour and form has led to her success as a designer-jeweller and her jewellery is shown in many specialist craft galleries in Britain.

Duibhne Gough

N1 amethyst, tourmaline, charoite etc, morganite, and silver

N2 lapis, amazonite, pearl N3 jade, ruby zoisite, and silver

Duibhne Gough

N4  rose quartz, jade, morganite and silver

Duibhne Gough

E3 seaglass, jade, silver
E2 tourmaline, silver
earrings

E5 quartz, phosphosiderite, silver
E1 phosphosiderite, agate,silver
E4 jade, phosphosiderite, silver
earrings

Duibhne Gough

N10 seaglass, bezoar jasper, silver

S4 hand-beaten silver chain N6 Semi-precious stones, silver,
18ct gold

Duibhne Gough

N12 Soochow jade, sugilite and silver pendants

Duibhne Gough

B3 - B4 - B1 Assorted silver bangles

Duibhne Gough

E22                                           E17                                           E23
Seaglass, jasper, silver           Jade, amethyst, silver             Quartz, moonstone, silver
earrings


JOHN MALTBY, now in his 80th year, continues to delight and surprise us with his stoneware sculptures.  Amusing and poignant, his imagery stems from a mixture of archetypal figures, (often with symbolic significance), of memories of childhood and “experiences dimly remembered from the past”, and simply springing from his imagination.  John is recognised as one of Britain’s finest ceramic artists.

John Maltby

JM1 Seated King

John Maltby

JM3 Bird and King casket

JM15 Crow and Damsel casket

John Maltby

JM12 Descending Angel

JM422 Seated angel & bouquet JM8 Blessing Angel,brocade gown

John Maltby

JM4 Henchman

JM417 Quizzical Fisherman

John Maltby

JM6 Bird and Fish on Wall

JM2 Figures Sheltering

John Maltby

JM17 Square Owl box

JM19 Proud Cat boxl JM16 Flying Owl casket

John Maltby

JM23 Tiny Mermaid box


Also in the exhibition are RITA SERES’ necklaces, ALISON DUPERNEX’s silk scarves and original prints by MARK HEARLD, EMILY SUTTON, BREON O’CASEY, ANGELA HARDING, ANGIE LEWIN and others.

Gilly’s contact details are: telephone: 01736 786425 ;  email: gilly@yewtreegallery.com

01736 786425

Yew Tree Gallery