“Eype Contemporary” at Eype Centre for the Arts
Open Three Weekends - 11,12 18,19 25,26 & 27 August 2012
Private View - Friday 24 August 6-9pm
“Eype Contemporary” presents a selection of some of Bridport’s most innovative and inventive visual artists, curated by artist Kit Glaisyer.
Daniel Bendel has a highly distinctive approach to art that is both witty and eccentric. His innocent and dreamlike creative muses offer the viewer an alternative way of seeing that is intimate and engaging. Bendel grew up in Dorset, and studied at Wimbledon College of Art. He returned to Dorset and joined the Oakhayes Art Community in Symondsbury in 1998, then moved to Bristol in 2007 and exhibits with the “It’s all too much” Gallery in Bristol. He also teaches woodcarving in and around Bristol.
Wendy Poole uses an intuitive process to create her remarkable, engaging paintings. They are like non-conceptual awakening of subconscious stories, dreams and memories, through which forms appear and disappear, figures, landscapes, shapes and shadows, over-lapping, are revealed and concealed. She’s exhibited at the Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport, and also at the “2x2x2” Emerging Artist slot at the Bridport Arts Centre in 2011.
Jollyon Carter lived in New York prior to opening his studio in Bridport in 2009, where he studied at The New York Studio School. His abstract works are a mixture of marks, rhythms and materials that collect together until the moment he feels they ‘come alive’. It is an organic and instinctive process, creating work that has a raw content. He showed at the “2x2x2” Emerging Artist show at the Bridport Arts Centre in 2011.
Nicholas Kalinoski is an American born artist whose work incorporates both mixed media and cultural references which he visualizes into a new graphic language. Prior to opening his studio in Dorset in 2010 he lived in New York City where he was employed as an artist/designer in the Fashion industry. He recently exhibited works at the “2x2x2” Emerging Artist show at the Bridport Arts Centre in 2012.
Kit Glaisyer’s panoramic landscapes and inviting ‘path’ paintings bring a contemporary twist to a contemplation of the Sublime and to the traditional genre of the Romantic landscape. Originally from Dorset, Glaisyer lived in London in the 90’s, creating a distinctive series of Abstract paintings, before moving to Bridport in 1998 and returning to the landscape genre. He had a one-man show “On my way to work” at the Bridport Arts Centre in 2005, published the book “25 Bridport Painters & Sculptors” in 2010, is currently Co-Director of Bridport Open Studios, and Co-Chair of the Spirit of Bridport.
The “Eype Contemporary” exhibition takes place at Eype Centre of the Arts, which is also where PJ Harvey recorded her recent Mercury award-winning album “Let England Shake”. Visit www.eypechurcharts.co.uk for more details.
"Eype Contemporary" is also one of 50 venues taking part of Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios 2012, 11-27 August. Visit www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk for more details.
This year Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios is one of the highlights of the Spirit of Bridport Festival of Culture, 11-27 August. Visit www.festivalofculture.com for more details.