NEW EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER
Jenny Gibson and Chantal Gillingham
Saturday 29 October – Friday 6 January
Art show fills the Bowery with jewel-like colours of jelly and custard and household objects
A two-part exhibition of photographic fine art brings the luscious, luminous shades of the everyday to Bowery in Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds.
Work by artists Jenny Gibson and Chantal Gillingham, spanning seven separate collections, are combined for Closer Still which runs in both gallery spaces at the venue from Saturday 29 October to Friday 6 January.
Jenny, of Huddersfield, uses the language of cheap party food and charity shop figurines to explore themes of greed and decadence.
London-based Chantal collects everyday objects and photographs as a starting point to retell information in a new context.
Closer Still invites the viewer to explore colour, light, space and pattern via these very small and ordinary household points of reference given a fresh, otherworldly focus.
Curator Sandra Togher says: “Here are two very different artist with their own distinct ideas and objectives, whose work really resonates and crackles with energy when it is put side by side.”
Both Jenny and Chantal have exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions. They are both debuting at the Bowery.
DRINK & DRAW SPECIAL- FELT TIPS FOR GROWN UPS
Friday 2nd December
£10 (BYO) Bring your own bottle welcome
Meet one of the artist of our current exhibition and enjoy a fun evening of using felt tip pens. . Liven and loosen them with water and combine with coloured pencils and Biro for some big, fast and joyful drawing.
All materials provided, no experience necessary
SMALL WORLD - SMARTPHONE MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturdaty 3rd December
Meet the artist of our current exhibition Jenny Gibson and learn about macro photography and the rules of composition plus how to break them, then try out techniques using your smartphone camera sure to bring many, many likes to your social media feeds.