CLARISSA GALLIANO | FORMATIONS
Solo show of contemporary botanical drawings by Clarissa Galliano.
Clarissa specialises in large scale charcoal botanical drawings. Her captivating observations of British flora celebrate the intricacies of natural structure and form. These botanical ‘portraits’ seem to explore and explode the abstract qualities of plants with a very sculptural approach. The single stems or flower groups are presented to the viewer in a suspended form so we are confronted with their inner workings, faults and folds. Their monumentality gives them a commanding presence yet they also preserve a certain surprise and intimacy, like a giant pressed stem revealed from between a press.
A catalogue of works will be available to order in digital or printed form.
The show will also feature mixed media jewellery and sculptural pieces by Zoe Arnold and Suzanne Potter.
Zoe Arnold studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London, graduating with a first class Honours degree in 2003, and has gone on to establish herself as an independent artist jeweller. Her pieces are in many prestigious collections, including the Crafts Council and the V&A.
Known for their individuality and wit, her works are made with a varied use of materials and techniques, a love of fine craftsmanship and traditional hand skills, combined with storytelling and poetic imagery. Read more about the artist.
Saturday 12th June – Saturday 10th July
Open Wednesday – Saturday