Coming soon –
A collection of Scottish inspired works by the printmaker Jason Hicklin.
“Etching is fundamental to my work; it creates an atmosphere and period of concentration. The act of decision making and commitment to the mark is paramount. The physicality of corrosion, an element of chance which I experienced in the landscape, can be re-engaged with during the etching process. This process, together with the rhythm of a series of prints, again, re-engages me with the walks I have made. The boundaries and limits can encourage improvisation and questioning of the etching process. This is how I work.”
Coming soon –
The gallery will be showing for the first time a collection of works by Kristina Chan.
“My works are a culmination and accumulation into site specific history to depict socio-cultural entropic narratives. They explore the correlation between architecture and sculptural landscapes of derelict and disused spaces. I seek sites where the intersection between function and intention have fallen into decline and disrepair, where untold histories recount themselves, in all their brevity, satire, beauty, and collapse.”
JAZZ – by Henri Matisse – Cut outs for the book were started as early as 1941, the book was finally published in 1947 in an edition of only 370, hand-coloured using the
pochoir process. In 2004 they were brilliantly reinterpreted by Idem Mourlot, the great Parisian lithographers. The intensity of colour is stunning. The lithographs offered here were published in an edition of 1500.
In our forthcoming exhibition of Henri Matisse original prints there will be a number of portrait images, some of which are shown below.
Drawing figures at work on building sites or at the roadside was the stimulus for this body of work. Unlike life drawing, my subjects were in constant movement and were involved in a very physically demanding real life activity. These initial sketches were then developed in the studio using collage. A distillation rather than an overt simplification of forms occurred and this process suggested interesting and unexpected relationships between the figures.
The tools depicted here were all collected from my family’s farm so they refer specifically to those that have worked that land for over a century. Although obsolete, old and of no value they have been kept and I wanted to record them. The subject matter is static in nature but it has a latent energy as we imagine or remember using these tools. In contrast to photographic documentation, painting allows me to create a less ‘accurate’ but more personal interpretation of these objects. ‘Tools: rakes, hoes, brooms, shovels. The superb identity, selfhood of things.’ Sylvia Plath
The ubiquitous chair is an object that I am drawn to. My husband, Roland Fraser, collects, repairs and makes chairs and we often discuss their specific characteristics, from proportions and patina to anthropomorphic qualities. This work explores the ways an inanimate object like a chair can indicate certain moods or emotions through a variety of treatments from oil paint to collage.
Exhibition runs until the 17.03.18
Following next at Gallery TEN – HENRI MATISSE (1869 – 1954) – original print exhibition – starting 22.03.18 – print collection including – lithographs, etchings & screenprints………
Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
The following images show most of the current show and those no longer available are marked as sold.
New artist to the gallery Andy Heald has delivered a large canvas titled “Belhaven Bay” it was done ‘en plein air’ on the beach at Belhaven.
New to the gallery artist medal maker Nicola Moss with a small collection.
Just arrived in the gallery – new jewellery from Caterina Zucchi – made from lamp worked glass in Italy.