A new exhibition at Shape Gallery, the ‘pop-up’ space of disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts, has launched showcasing a dynamic mix of emerging talent and established artists in the heart of Westfield Stratford City.
Exhibiting artists new to Shape's Westfield gallery include: Michael Brown, who produces melancholy portraits and ceramic figures exploring the everyday lives of elderly people; Susan Kruse, whose weather paintings are a celebration of the science and beauty of nature; and Michael Nash, whose casts of manhole covers become everyday entrances to an underground world.
Other artists include: Shape Open 2014 alumni Amy Nettleton, who produces two and three-dimensional works exploring fragility, and winner of the People’s Choice Award, Jack Haslam, whose illustrations capture a lively sense of personality; Kathryn Sawbridge exhibits dramatic masked self-portraits printed onto silk; Vivi-Mari Carpelan and Dene Leigh both show mixed media collages; Georgina Fowler displays earthenware vessels shaped from moulds of paper models; Linda Ponor creates striking works from slashed canvases; painter John Jenningsemploys bold colours; and Sarah Hill, who produces intricate illustrations.
Photography is strongly represented by selections from Richard Butchins, Brendan Wilson, Tony Fisher, and Mark Tamer’s Suffolk series ‘No Horizon’.
The exhibition continues until 1 April 2015 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford, 155 The Street, London, E20 1EJ.