8th May – until 28th May
We have been planning for a while now to make some space for spontaneous shows from artists whose work we know and admire but whose availability doesn’t always fit with our scheduled exhibition calendar.
We’re really pleased that our first ad hoc show features the work of Wirral based artist/photographer Carol Emmas, whose photographic work investigates the close up world of textures and colours that are all around us but that we often miss. Her work has a real painterly quality and she skillfully extracts beautiful compositions from the found environment.
“I’ve never been interested in the larger picture – it has always been about getting up close. My images and landscapes are found in the patina of; oxidised metals, weathered wood and on sea-washed textures. I look to mirror images that have similarly existed in the world of abstract expressionist art. However, my images are as natural and organic as the elements that have created them.
For me, it’s all about looking deeply into things we would ordinarily overlook.”