Angie Lewin: 'Nature Study'
Opens Saturday 5th - 26th September
Sarah Wiseman Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of printmaking by renowned British artist Angie Lewin. We first started showing work by Angie in 2013 to great success, and this solo exhibition has been two years in the planning. Visitors can expect to see a mixture of new prints, as well as others from older editions.
Angie has grown to be one of the UK’s most sought after artists with her work collected and admired avidly. Based between the Scottish and Norfolk coasts, much of her work is inspired by plant-life found in these unique environments. Spiked seed heads and nodding grasses form much of the character of her work – architectural plant forms are what interests her most, with each intricate detail observed.
Her interest in the bold shapes of mid-century design and the distinctive fluid styles of British artists like Eric Ravilious are also influences. Her muted pallet with punches of stronger colour gives Angie’s work a vintage feel that is instantly recognisable. Angie’s work is also found in fabric designs made by St Jude’s, a textile company she and her husband run together.
Angie will be in attendance from 11am - 1:30pm on Saturday 5th September, so why not come along and say hello!
In the Lower Gallery:
Catherine Rayner: Prickles, Fur and Feathers
5th - 26th September
Illustrator and author Catherine Rayner is one of the gallery’s best loved artists, known for her silkscreen depictions of wild creatures. This will be her third exhibition of work with Sarah Wiseman Gallery, having worked with us for almost ten years. During that time, we’ve been thrilled to see the leaps her career has taken; Catherine has written, illustrated and published around a dozen picture books beloved by children and families around the world and her printmaking and painting have inspired numerous collectors and visitors to the gallery. Her vivacious line and fluid drawing style bring natural movement and a sense of liveliness to her work, as if the animal is about to leap from the paper. She builds layers of colour and texture in each print, often incorporating up to thirty layers, plus she adds hand-finished details with crayon and ink to get the feel of fur (or feathers) just right. This new exhibition will include brand new silkscreens and paintings.
We will be posting all of the new images by Catherine and Angie on the website by Wednesday 3rd September - keep an eye out for updates!