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Python Festival Winners touring Exhibition

Python Festival Winners touring Exhibition

The winners touring exhibition comes to The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet from Friday 22 August 2014 and features the four Python Festival 2013 winners: Jane Barwood,  Angela Fox, Lorraine Brown and Jan Sopher.

The touring exhibition launched at the Python Gallery on Friday 25th April 2014, where it travelled to The Gallery At Bank Quay House in Warrington and then onto The Gallery At St. Georges House in Bolton until 14 August.

The exhibition will conclude at The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet, launching with a Preview Evening on Friday 22 August 2014, 5.30 – 7.30pm.

Last year artists across the North were invited to create new artwork for an exciting Open exhibition across the Python Galleries. The response was incredible with hundreds of artists submitting a range of paintings, prints, sculptures and more all wanting to get involved in the exhibition.

We united the winning artists of the Open exhibition: Jane Barwood, Lorraine Brown, Angela Fox and Jan Sopher to tour their work across all four galleries.

We hope you can join us at The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet on Friday 22 August as we conclude this fantastic exhibition.

More info on the artists…

Jane Barwood’s paintings explore the relationship between urban living and the natural landscape with emphasis on alienation and disconnection. They frequently feature the house as a motif to describe the experience of existing within the landscape, yet feeling detached from it, not belonging and never feeling ‘at home’.  Using colour, mark-making and composition to evoke meaning and atmosphere, Jane creates a sense of unease and dissonance that leads the viewer to question their assumptions about painting.

As an artist Lorraine Brown believes the singular most important thing is to accept one’s own way of thinking as true.  Acknowledging nature as a constant inspiration, the abstractions that develop in her work are often derived from patterns and repetitions seen there.  In her practice, it is not unusual for such ideas and impressions to then naturally develop towards more geometric form when explored further in the studio.

In this series of work entitled Chronophobia, Angela Fox attempts to question and define her identity through work connecting with particular important points of reference in her life.  They are snapshots in time, represented in architectural and map form, utilising found objects that connect the work to her environment and wire entwining them together.

Jan Sopher describes herself as a Mixed Media artist (for the very reason that she does not like to restrict her use of materials) and uses various techniques such as drawing, dying, painting, printing, preservation of plant stuffs, felt making and image transfer.

Landscape is the subject that has engaged her most.  Her loosely made landscapes are simple but give enough to the eye for them to create a dialogue that is individual to the viewer.

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