Friday, 18 June 2010
Today's idea - Quarter to Five Exhibition
Today we're excited about Quarter to Five Artists, an exhibition in Brighton which sees five artists create a two-week exhibition this summer at the seafront. They'll be presenting photography, paintings, ceramics and jewellery in a mix of surreal, natural, persian-inspired and antique art under one roof. There's also a side of occasional side of dead sea animal, but before we scare you off, it's only a small part. They've been showing off at the Artist's Open Houses and festivals, and now come to spend their two weeks at the Brighton Fishing Quarter Gallery (a place nicer than it sounds).
Miss Aniela's (Natalie Dybisz) high-impact, often surreal photographs are all self-portraits. Self-taught in photography, Miss Aniela's work has been exhibited in one-woman shows, and alongside other key emerging artists, in fairs in London, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and the cover of American Photo last year.
Nikki Black is a painter whose work is inspired by Persian rugs, Mayan ruins and Indian American patterns, painted using acrylics on texturised canvas. Nikki has regularly exhibited her work in Open Houses and festivals in Brighton.
Ceramicist Jessica Jordan's work is inspired by natural forms, found objects, and the natural erosion of surfaces. She produces vessels, wall pieces, jewellery and garden sculptures using the traditional form of hand-building, believing her work to blur the boundary between 'art' and 'craft'.
Peter Gosbe's jewellery is most definitely unique. Composed from antiques and sometimes found dead sea animals, his art becomes objects of curiosity, weaving the macabre and the scientific; the mechanical and the talismanic.
Ruth Schmidt uses photography to explore natural structures and textures, often abstracting the subject matter from a recognisable context. Her objective being to promote the 'art of looking closer' to enable us to question exactly what it is we are seeing. Ruth works with slide film, producing photos with no digital manipulation, presenting her scenes 'as nature intended'."
It sounds worth a good look, and Bored of Brighton will be taking along their adventurous and keen faces at the weekend.
Running until 29th June
Times: Running during the day (assuming 10am-5.30pm)
Location: Fishing Quarter Gallery, Fishing Museum, 201 Kings Road