Exhibiting at The Art Stable from 26th November are two very different artists, Day Bowman with her thought provoking “Urban Wastelands Project” (Study for Edgelands 2 pictured above) and Emily Myers with her stunning “Fine Lines” ceramics.
Emily Myers well proportioned and elegant ceramics create an immediate impact. Inspired by organic themes such as ploughed fields and undulating hills, her fine crisp lines and beautiful glazes give her pieces a strong feeling of the countryside. She currently works with both porcelain and red stoneware clay, using a potter’s wheel as well as carving and faceting techniques to shape her ceramics. Beautiful and tactile, these are objects you can easily picture in your house. Emily’s work has been shown in Paris, NY, Tel Aviv as well as Bath and London.
In sharp contrast to this exhibition and showing alongside it, is West Country born artist, Day Bowman with “The Urban Wastelands Project”. She uses a mix of collage, charcoal and oil to depict a city wasteland of stark imagery, and abandoned buildings designed to make us question how we perceive the changing world around us. As Bowman says, “This is a journey through the urban and post industrial landscape of an aging world where I have set out to challenge our perceptions of place, of memory and of loss”. With music accompanying it from the “world fusion” group TransGlobal Underground, underlying the feeling of misplacement and a short film from award winning filmmaker, Ian Knox reflecting the powerful deserted landscapes of Bowman’s work this is an exhibition of exceptional imagery designed to make you think.
The exhibition opens on 26th November and runs until 17th December. It coincides with the Anonymous Travelling Market visiting Gold Hill Organics on the 26th where you can also stock up on some fantastic artisan Christmas presents. If you’re searching for that present that will give you serious bargaining points it’s also worth visiting “Christmas Upstairs” at the Art Stable where you can buy works from £50 – £500 from artists such as Lesley Slight, Ursula Leach and Charlie Baird.