In Reverence, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw
9th October 2022 to 9th January 2023
In 2019 I received a Production Grant from the Arts Council of Wales to support me in developing a new body work, culminating in the exhibition In Reverence. In Reverence opened at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in 2021 has toured to the Ceramic Gallery at the Aberystwyth Art Centre and most recently to the Love Gallery at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw in October 2022. The exhibition will tour to Ruthin Craft Centre in April 2023.
The Love Gallery is a beautiful, light, contemplative space, with windows that look out onto the sea. When Dr. Frances Woodley wrote about In Reverence in her article for Ceramics Art and Perception, she described the body of work as “strictly speaking, neither still life nor installation, but hover[ing] somewhere in between, in what Bachelard terms, a ‘cell of intimacy’.” This was a perfect description for me, and the space a perfect situation. I wanted to create a contemplative and intimate space, the individual works ghosts of domestic activity and labour.
The window looking out to the sea was the perfect position for the CNC milled walnut writing table. The inspiration for the table came from a painting by Gwen John A Corner of the Artists Room in Paris. In the painting a small writing table sits in a quiet room under a window with a book open on its surface.
This project was funded by the Arts Council of Wales and partnered by Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.