West Ox Arts Gallery,
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Date(s) : 12/03/2020 - 03/04/2020
Time : 11:30 - 16:30
Tues – Sat 11.30am – 4.30pm,
We are extremely excited to announce that Carola Colley will be exhibiting at West Ox Arts for four weeks in March, starting with an opening reception on March 7th (12-2pm) until April 3rd. The exhibition explores liminality -the point where one thing merges into another; night to day, earth to sky, sea to earth, life to death, silence to noise.
“Initially my interest was sparked by sacred landscape – ancient megaliths, their position within the landscape and associated ideas of journeying, mapping, mark making and threshold. I work from direct observational drawing of landscape and my surroundings, and weave them together with images gathered and recorded in my sourcebooks from myth, memory and imagination. I am interested in knots, weaving and patterns, in their use in storytelling and as aids to memory since prehistory.
The physicality of mark making and sculpture is important to me, and I work in many different media from pencil on paper to egg tempera on gesso panels to stone fired ceramics. The process of making the glazes or the gesso panels etc. is an integral part of the creative process.
This exhibition is the culmination of several interlinked projects with poets and artists I have been working on for the past seven years, as part of my ongoing investigation ‘9 Threads Woven’.”
Carola was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After completing a degree in sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art she spent several years in Portugal and Hungary before settling on the Isle of Man in 1993 with her family. She lived there for twenty years and in that time exhibited widely and ran a continuous program of workshops from her studio. She left the island in 2012 and currently splits her time between studios in Banbury and Portugal.
This multi-disciplinary exhibition is a vibrant mix of oil painting, egg tempera, work on paper, print and sculpture, investigating from myriad angles the point at which one thing becomes another.