CONTRARY to the gloomy weather of September the new autumn exhibition at the Artroom Gallery in Garstang is a blaze of colour with vibrant pastels and glorious gouache paintings, distinctive textiles and stylish jewellery.
The opportunity to invite a collection of local male artists to exhibit this autumn has led to the gallery’s most exciting exhibition to date, according to owner Helen Carr.
‘Men at Work’ explores what all of these artist do best when working with the medium they love.
Graham Lowe, from Lancaster, is a highly skilled soft pastel artist, explores the poetic use of colour, shape and form to create paintings of a meditative nature, while Tim Pavey from Kirkby Lonsdale returns to the gallery with his recognisable colourful landscapes.
James Fox from Lancaster is a master of free machine embroidery and reverse appliqué, and is a past student of Goldsmiths College, London. Rob Watson, from the North East, is a ceramic artist who throws generous substantial vessels, freely decorated with vibrant colours, and Cheshire’s Barry Swerdlow’s jewellery is engineered using natural materials such as wood including ebony, sterling silver, resins, and shells.
The exhibition runs until November 8 and there is an open evening on Wednesday, September 21 where you can meet the artists. All welcome.
A full day pastel workshop by Graham Lowe is also being held on on Saturday, November 12. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Helen or Linda on 01995 600400.