Artwork at the Rosetta Windows gallery exhibition in Canning Town.
Rosetta Rathbone Art Studios. 26B Rathbone Market, Canning Town, E16 1EH.
Official opening: Thursday 1st March from from 7-9pm.
Works will change over the lifetime of the exhibition and will begin with the following pieces of work:
Some objects are idolised, others are used every day and not fully appreciated. Objects we buy, surround ourselves with and throw away have a personality of their own. Much like people, objects are altered by their surroundings, purposes and shapes.
When we want to get to know someone we ask “What do you do?” Their answer and how it relates to us shapes our opinion of them. The personality of an object is also heavily influenced by what it does. We think differently about a sword, hammer, flower and football not just because they look different but because they have different uses and functions.When drawing an object you get to sit and look at it for a long time. While you’re looking a personality starts to emerge, sometimes humorous, relaxed or intelligent; other times an object can be remote or even indifferent. Perhaps through this work I can show some life in otherwise inanimate objects.
All the drawings are created with oil pastel on either white of coloured paper. Drawings are glued onto thrownaway cardboard and then cut-out to give the relief or 3D effect.