Blue Gallery

A Group Show curated by Yi Zhang
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
July
   
19
 -  
July
   
30
Blue Gallery shows a selection of blue artworks that explore how different shades of blue affect our thoughts and feelings. Blue Gallery lets people into a blue world to find the truth of yourself. Blue Gallery seeks to open a space for views to contemplate the different meanings of blue.

INFORMATION

In Absorption 1 and 2, Anna Battersby’s glass sculptures reference the imaginative qualities of water. The faces of the solid glass objects have been shaped and polished to reveal a world that is both reflective and impossibly beyond our reach, seducing through light and colour. With an innate understanding it seems, the colour blue calms us and can draw us into a contemplative, introspective state.

Rachel Anne Buch’s Blue Nest explores themes of empathy, desire, emotionalconnections to childhood.Those feelings translateinto the rest of our lives.This installation is fabricated out of a variety of textures, blue colours and sizes, which are symbolic of the complex web of connections that both hold us together and keep us apart as individuals within society. Womanhood and the Blue Nest is an emotional exploration ofthe artist's feelings regarding womanhood and adulthood.

Anna Dudek’s reductive sculptures aim to explore and phenomena of colour, light, space and time. After Afrum is a wall relief work inspired by one of the early light projections of the Southern Californian light artist, James Turrell. Contrary to Turrell's three-dimensional illusions of objects, however, She used blue colour on her sculptures are tangible, and they both aim to question our perception of reality and are dependent on the architecture of the internal spaces where they are displayed. 

Karen Lee seeks the experience of blue. She set out to try and solve the problem of using flat blue colour on paper, and literally bending space itself to explore how blue colour could have a more physical, even illusory, impact on the viewer. Karen is drawn to creating pieces grounded in the power of colour to evoke moods and feelings. Her interest in blue colour’s power to move the viewer has led her to explore how it can communicate on a subliminal level. Her art practice Ripple - Blue has recently evolved to recontextualising colour. 

Blue Gallery brings together artists who investigate the colour blue through their use of form, material, texture and light. These artists using different forms and composition in space help the viewer see and respond to different blue colours in a way that one wouldn’t normally experience.

 

In Absorption 1 and 2, Anna Battersby’s glass sculptures reference the imaginative qualities of water. The faces of the solid glass objects have been shaped and polished to reveal a world that is both reflective and impossibly beyond our reach, seducing through light and colour. With an innate understanding it seems, the colour blue calms us and can draw us into a contemplative, introspective state.

Rachel Anne Buch’s Blue Nest explores themes of empathy, desire, emotionalconnections to childhood.Those feelings translateinto the rest of our lives.This installation is fabricated out of a variety of textures, blue colours and sizes, which are symbolic of the complex web of connections that both hold us together and keep us apart as individuals within society. Womanhood and the Blue Nest is an emotional exploration ofthe artist's feelings regarding womanhood and adulthood.

Anna Dudek’s reductive sculptures aim to explore and phenomena of colour, light, space and time. After Afrum is a wall relief work inspired by one of the early light projections of the Southern Californian light artist, James Turrell. Contrary to Turrell's three-dimensional illusions of objects, however, She used blue colour on her sculptures are tangible, and they both aim to question our perception of reality and are dependent on the architecture of the internal spaces where they are displayed. 

Karen Lee seeks the experience of blue. She set out to try and solve the problem of using flat blue colour on paper, and literally bending space itself to explore how blue colour could have a more physical, even illusory, impact on the viewer. Karen is drawn to creating pieces grounded in the power of colour to evoke moods and feelings. Her interest in blue colour’s power to move the viewer has led her to explore how it can communicate on a subliminal level. Her art practice Ripple - Blue has recently evolved to recontextualising colour. 

Blue Gallery brings together artists who investigate the colour blue through their use of form, material, texture and light. These artists using different forms and composition in space help the viewer see and respond to different blue colours in a way that one wouldn’t normally experience.

 

FEATURED  WORKS

Anna Battersby(Gaffer: Marcus Dillon),Absorption 1,2016,Solid glass16 x 17.5 x 20.5cm 

Anna Battersby (Gaffer: Marcus Dillon), Absorption 2, 2016, Solid glass, 20 x 20 x 30cm

Anna Dudek, AFTER AFRUM, 2018 medium MDF, pine and acrylic paint, 60 x 40 x 36cm

Karen Lee, Ripple - Blue, 2018 Installation, arches paper and acrylic paint, 300 x 120 cm  

Rachel Anne Buch, Womanhood and the Blue Nest, 2018, wool and ceramics approximately, 150 x 150cm  

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