The exhibition explored the relationship between objects; how they combine and interact in styled groupings. Inspiration for the show derived from the collections at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, the home where Jim Ede, a former curator at the Tate, avid art collector and promoter of the contemporary artists of his day, pioneered art and craft in a domestic context.
The work selected for the show examines shape, pattern and texture within a monochrome palette. The shapes of the handmade objects are graphic and bold with expressive mark making. Compositions of objects are explored, and still lives created that could be displayed in any home.
Artists included: Akiko Hirai, Astrid Keller, Bettina Dittlmann, Derek Wilson, Dr Tim Willey, Hyu Jin Jo, Kaori Tatebayashi, Nicola Tassie, Jochem de Wit, Silvia K, Theo Adamson and Akiko Hirai.
Sania also produced a series of paintings on canvas especially for the exhibition, to act as a backdrop for her still life compositions.
All of the artworks were available for purchase from Flow Gallery with prices ranging from £45 to £1000.
The exhibition ran from 20th March until 15th May 2015.
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Following the success at Flow, the exhibition was subsequently shown at Devon Guild of Craftsmen galleries (now MAKE Southwest) from January to March 2016. Read more.
All photographs by Beth Evans, styling by Sania Pell.
Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.
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