The Cafe 68 Gillygate will this month showcase the work of up and coming Northern-based artists Joanna Taylor, Millie Marten and Sally Cherrytree in an exhibition highlighting three different perspectives on developing contemporary drawing practice.
These three emerging artists, all recent graduates of York St John University, employ a range of different artist practises including new media, primitive symbolism, found words, flora and fauna in their work to explore a series of relationships between language, experience, memory and chaos in the context of contemporary living. Combining contrasting aesthetics the exhibition aims to spotlight the array of contemporary Fine Art produced in Yorkshire.
Currently based in her hometown of Bradford practitioner Sally Cherrytree, just one of the artists featured in this exhibition, is keen to recognise and develop local artistic talent, strengthening the voice of artists living and working in the North.
“Concentrating on aesthetics and materiality, my work engages with concepts and ordinary, everyday materials not traditionally associated with art. History, colonialism, flora, fauna, cartography and typography being recurring themes and motifs. I like to play with viewers’ preconceptions through simple juxtapositions of materials.” – Sally Cherrytree
DRAWN OUT will run from 10/09/12-18/11/12 with a preview evening on Thursday 13 September.
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