A feast for the eyes at Ringstead art exhibition
From tomorrow until Sunday, October 3, a trio of Ringstead based artists Barbara King, David Lendrum, and Helga Joergens are venturing out of their Covid-19 lockdown dens to put on an exhibition in Ringstead village hall.
The exhibition is called A Feast for the Eye opening at 10am each morning until 5pm.
The three prominent artists from West Norfolk will be exhibiting an individual yet complimentary, united in their love of bold forms, colour and texture, these artists’ collective display promises to be an exhilarating feast for the eye.
Throughout the exhibition all three artists will be at the hall to meet and greet visitors and each will have a ‘pop up' studio space in which they will be creating new works.
Barbara King said: "It will be a highly colourful and uplifting exhibition, hence the title, and hopefully just the thing we need to keep our spirits up after a couple of strange years.
"We intend to divide the hall into three parts and set each part up with an exhibition of and a pop-up studio so that we can work on new pieces of art as well as being there to meet and greet visitors."
David Lendrum’s abstract paintings derive from nature, recently, being inspired by the clouds, water, and sunsets which he sees on his daily walks near his home.
Often using diluted acrylic paint to stain colours directly into the canvas which has been stapled to the floor, this method allows him to work on a large scale and move the paint around freely with brushes and sponges, wet into wet. During the exhibition he shall be applying some of these methods on a smaller scale.
The abstract pictures by Helga Joergens are created spontaneously and developed in the drawing or painting process. She begins by drawing lines, marks or colours to indicate a composition, and as soon as an idea evolves, she follows the direction in which it takes her. The titles express her feelings, thoughts and associations when she views her completed works.
She will be drawing and painting during the exhibition.
Barbara King’s latest works are a response to the natural flora in the nearby roadside verges and hedgerows. After time spent studying, photographing and sketching the changing forms and colours of these humble plants, the paintings have been created mostly in acrylic on canvas or paper. The fast-drying properties of the paint and the almost exclusive use of palette knives and other mark making objects enhance their textural, expressive and gestural qualities.
Covid-19 restrictions will be in place so please be covid aware for the safety of us all