Archive for February, 2012

February 28, 2012

Fairytale – Justin Rowe

Our ‘Fairytale’ Exhibition is on now – why don’t you pop in and have a look. One of the featured artists is Book Sculptor Justin Rowe:

“My work is centred around books and literature, and what more visual tale than a fairy tale, entwined as they are with childhood memories? – ‘Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all.’ – Hans Christian Andersen”

Based just outside Cambridge, Justin Rowe studied for a BA in Cultural Studies at the Norwich School of Art and Design in the late nineties. Books are the source for all of his work, which are cut free-hand with a scalpel and assembled with gum Arabic. Some pieces feature Gold or Palladium leaf, found imagery and lights. The source book is usually the inspiration for a piece.

‘The sculpture can arise organically from an image within the book, or the book can be the ‘canvas’ on which I depict my imagined world. My work is about bringing books and literature to life with craft and imagination, the celebration of the book as an ‘object’.’

Justin is currently in negotiations with the publisher Hodder to produce a pop-up book.

To see more of Justin’s work, available to buy, see http://i2popupgallery.com/artist/i2-Art/category/129/FAIRYTALE.html

February 11, 2012

Fairytale Private View

Thank you to all of those that attended our ‘Fairytale’ Private View last saturday despite the cold weather!

We were very lucky to have many of the artists in attendance. We took some pictures for those of you that couldn’t make it…

We had wine for our guests! Pictured are three beautiful paintings by illustrative artist Amanda Clark, ‘Winter’s Dream’, ‘Dawn of a Dream’ and ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’.

The lovely Amanda Clark pictured next to ‘Queen and Blue Crow’(top) and ‘Bird Lady’ (middle). Also shown is ‘My Eye Glanced Toward My Opponent – I Raised My Pistol And Fired’ by book sculpter Justin Rowe (bottom).

Equally lovely sculpter Sue Law also joined us, pictured here with her fantastic sculpture ‘Glass Slipper I’

‘Glass Slipper I’ is the perfect sculpture to feature in our window, especially when it catches the rays of the settting sun!

Thaxted born artist Amber Caspian with a penchant for the mystical joined us but was a bit camera shy! Pictured are ‘At Home – Baba Yaga’ (left) and ‘In The Hood – Red Riding Hood’ (right). Also pictured are ‘The Dance’ (centre) by Amanda Clark and A Colin Chetwood ‘Golden Lily Lamp’.

Unfortunately mixed media artist and i2 favourite Neil Payne couldn’t join us for the Private View but we still got to admire his beautiful work. ‘Tabula’, above, is made up of the spines of books. A fantastic addition to our ‘Fairytale’ exhibition.

It was wonderful that book sculpter Justin Rowe could make it to the Private View. Pictured here with ‘Forest of Dreams’ (print) and Still No Soul Appeared Upon Her Decks’ (sculpture).

Sadly painter and i2 regular Helena-A. Reut couldn’t be with us but her paintings were a hit! Above are ‘Laundry’, ‘The Final Act’ and ‘Harelquin’.

The wonderful mixed media painter Amanda Sheldrake also joined us, pictured here with the beautiful ‘Changing Times’.

Another artist that sadly couldn’t make the preview was illustrative painter Celeste Copping but her paintings got a lot of attention. Pictured above are ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and Goldilocks’.

February 3, 2012

Fairytale

Curious Realms of the Imagination

Fairytale is an exhibition about the stories artists tell through their art. Showing work either inspired by known fairy tales handed down to us through generations, or envisioned from their own worlds with an invitation for us to explore.

i2 Art is proud to present an enchanting collection of paintings and sculptures, which offer the viewer to chance to encounter the curious realms of the artist’s imagination.

Private View tomorrow 2 – 4pm, everyone welcome!

Fairytale includes Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Prints and Mixed Media pieces, we have eight exciting artists which are the stars of our show:

Amber Caspian

Amanda Clark

Celeste Copping

Sue Law

Neil Payne

Helena-A. Reut

Justin Rowe

Amanda Sheldrake