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Three Dimensions - opens 13th March

13 March 2015

Feast Part lV-Matt Smith-Ceramic & Silver Plate

Love of Pain

SCOTT'S CUMBRIAN BLUE(S) ENGLISH SCENERY, SELLAFIELD THE DECOMMISSIONING SERIES-Paul Scott-In- glaze decal print on Pountney & Co, Bristol, earthenware platter (c. 1920) with gold

It’s definitely beginning to feel like spring is in the air, so it’s rather fitting that we have a fresh and exciting body of three-dimensional work being installed in the gallery this week. We’ve had the painters and 2D works hanging proudly for the past month with a brilliant response so it’s now time to move into the realm of 3D.

 

On show will be cracking artwork from all our usual suspects who ply their trade in sculpture or ceramics. We’ve got some sumptuous bronzes from Dan Baldwin fresh off the back of his ground shaking New York debut show last year. His practice is ever evolving and we’ll be interviewing Dan specifically about his 3D work and its progression during the show, so watch this space for that! Other artists include Brighton’s very own neon icon Andy Doig with freestanding sculptural pieces, Matt Smith with his exquisite and amusing ceramic assemblage’s, Maria Rivans’ nostalgic 3D paper collages and some of Paul Scott’s subtly subversive Cumbrian Blues. Plus much a whole lot more.

 

A very exciting facet of the show will be the surprise work from those who don’t usually create art in 3D. We’ve given these artists free reign to provide us with something three dimensional and can’t wait to show what the likes of Enzo Marra, Benjamin Murphy, Sarah Shaw, Req and Hutch all came up with. The private view will be held this Thursday 12th March from 6.30-8.30pm so drop us a line on 01273 645299 or email gallery@ink-d.co.uk to get yourself on the guestlist. Be sure to check our blog soon for the upcoming interview with Dan Baldwin where we discuss how he started making pottery back in his Brighton days and he explains to us how his work has developed over the years.

 

All the team at ink_d look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a unique and diverse show from some of our favourite artists. In the meantime we’ll leave you this juicy,thought-provoking quote from the Abstract Expressionist painter Philip Guston to get you in the mood.

 

“Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.”