Identity through making and place are centre stage in the forthcoming exhibition ‘Home’ by Di Terry & Emilie Taylor
Home – by Emilie Taylor & Di Terry
16 October – 20 November – Long Gallery
Opening evening: Friday 15 October 7:30-9:30pm – Hospitality provided.
Cupola Gallery, 178a Middlewood Road Sheffield S6 1TD
Open: Monday – Saturday 10-6pm
Emilie Taylor makes pots about the ‘Urban Edgelands’ around her home city of Sheffield. Di Terry uses paint and printmaking in an ongoing dialogue with the rural landscape around her Oldham studio.
Home is a show about place. It is about how where you live gets under your skin, and how through returning to craft processes and the rhythm of making we can achieve a greater understanding of who we are. This exhibition gives insight into both artists process in their ongoing dialogue with the landscape and where they live.
“Emilie Taylor is best known for making large scale vessels depicting contemporary urban scenes focussing on representing people’s ideas and experiences of the places they inhabit authentically. As a painter myself I know how the physical act of making allows you to lose yourself in your work, which in turn shows you a side of yourself unseen to others and often unknown to you. I believe this is what Emilie means when she says she believe the process of making can achieve a greater understanding of who we are.” Karen Sherwood, Director.
Di Terry makes work inspired by her rural location. There is a connection with Emilie Taylor’s work both with the lived experience of your area and in the multi layered approach to image making. Di uses collage, mixed media and monoprint to make semi abstract prints which make up the majority of her work for this exhibition.
Emilie Taylor is exhibiting several ceramic pieces alongside monoprints with mixed media, featuring figures, which often reference old English folk traditions. Both artists are expressing their connection with the places they live and work through process but each has their own unique voice. Emilie’s focus is on the people who inhabit her urban environment, whereas Di’s focus is the rural environs.
The poem ‘Home’ by Fay Musselwhite is part of the exhibition.
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