Archive for April, 2011

April 23, 2011

‘Landmarks’ Coming Soon!

Private View: Saturday 7th May, 2-4pm

Feel free to come along, when we will be opening the courtyard area for the first time, meet the artists and enjoy the exhibition with a glass of wine.

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April 19, 2011

Call for artists

Here at i2Art we welcome established artists seeking exhibition space, and are currently looking for artists to exhibit in our Summer Exhibition.

We welcome artists that work in a variety of media, including painter, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists and glass makers.

If you are interested please contact us, details at http://www.i2artgallery.com/index.html

April 16, 2011

Some of the regulars…

As we are new to wordpress, we thought we’d introduce our readers to a couple of our in-gallery regulars, Caia Matheson and Ian Hodgson.

Caia Matheson

Caia Matheson was born in Johannesburg, educated in Tokyo and London, and is an award-winning international visual artist. Currently based in Brighton, Caia has been working professionally for over 15 years. She describes her paintings as lines and markings travelling on the surface exploring the beauty of imperfection.

Matheson’s process involves a combination of oil paints and dyes applied with household sponges to canvases on the floor. The paintings are built up in layers and then scratched off exposing the previous layers as in a palimpsest. The artist’s aim is to create depth and perspective with the materials rather than using traditional techniques. The layers are designed to expose different elements of the composition in variable lighting so that other images hidden in daylight appear in the evening. The shifting metaphoric nature of her work comes from an interest in subtlety and things that are hidden or scratch the surface. Caia Matheson has exhibited alongside Ben Allen, Sir Paul McCartney, Simon Dixon, and Chris Kettle. Her work is in Private Collections worldwide.

Ian Hodgson

Graduating with a first class honours degree in fine art from Bradford College of Art in 2000, Ian Hodgson moved to Brighton where he continues to live, work and exhibit his art on a regular basis.

The male body, fingerprints, mirrorballs and local architecture are recurrent subject matter in Ian’s work, with journeys, both physical and psychological an ongoing theme. Fragmented memories, past relationships and choices are revealed through the process of drawing, and it is here where an understanding of what went before becomes clear.

Ian has exhibited widely in the UK including in London since 2000 and at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea. He is also part of www.saachi-gallery.co.uk

April 16, 2011

Tribal

Hi, i2Art here! Our current exhibition is called ‘Tribal’, and features a selection of artists who use the theme as a source of inspiration, including local ceramic artists, Lola Swain

and Juliet A Gorman

alongside other artists, including painter Victoria Burgess and photographer Celia Bartlett.

Feel free to pop in and have a look at Tribal or any of our other work on display here at i2Art!

‘Tribal’ is up until the 30th of April, when our next exciting exhibition, ‘Landmarks’ goes up. Watch this space for news of the exhibition and private view!

April 16, 2011

A little bit about us…

In the historic setting of one of Saffron Walden’s oldest buildings, i2Art aims to show contemporary art from established and up and coming artists.

With a mixture of original and limited editions at affordable prices, this privately owned gallery aims to provide quality art for everyone from the discerning collector to those trying to find that individual piece ideal for their home.

To date we have exhibited artists from across the British Isles, as well as Europe, the US and South Africa. We are always open to new ideas, so please feel free to recommend your artist of choice.

Whether you are looking for a picture, sculpture or some glasswork, come and visit us, have a browse and a chat with our friendly, helpful staff.

April 16, 2011

Welcome to our blog!

Hi everyone, i2Art here, welcome to our new blog which will be up and running shortly and providing copious updates of what’s new at the gallery!