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Science & Art collaborative exhibition arrives in Sheffield

Cupola Gallery has always showcased and championed locally based artists. However, we also delight in showing work from all over the world. Anne Penman Sweet has exhibited with Cupola Gallery since 2003. 

The gallery hosted her first solo show in the UK when she was living in London. She now lives in Australia. We are therefore delighted to announce another premiere in so far as we are bringing the first solo show of the collaborative work of Sweet + Shore to the UK.


Sweet + Shore is an award winning creative collaboration between Anne Penman Sweet and Dr Jesse Shore. Anne Penman Sweet is a visual artist who has been exhibiting internationally for the last 18 years. Dr Jesse Shore was Senior Curator of Sciences at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.


“We often contrast fluid and amorphous abstract colour fields with a hard-edge patchwork of linear panels in an overall geometric shape echoing the multi-faceted nature of minerals and gemstones. The use of these contrasting elements describes an inherent aspect of our work, which is the interaction between the void and structure: form and emptiness.


Our materials of choice are aluminum composite panels cut into various geometric shapes which are used individually or in groupings. The panels are then primed with numerous layers of hand-made glue gesso ground which, after many hours of preparation and sanding, provide a luminous and light-reflective surface for the oil paint. One of the satisfying aspects of our work is the marriage of the old (glue gesso is one of the most traditional art materials) with the new (aluminum composite panels are one of the newest).”Sweet + Shore


“The new paintings on aluminum which we are seeing for the first time have an extraordinary luminosity and presence. Working on this unforgiving surface highlights the skill and unique 'voice' of the artist Anne Penman Sweet. The collaboration with scientist Dr Jesse Shore seems to have delivered a distinctly different visual language from her solo oeuvre, although the paint qualities and elegant manipulation of colour and mark remain evident in all her work. The paintings evoke a visceral emotional intensity through their depiction of colour and form.” Karen Sherwood, Director & Curator.


Alongside the richly coloured panels on display will be a selection of works on canvas and board ranging in scale from 15 x 15cm to over 1.5 x 1.5 m


City of Hope by Sweet + Shore will be at the Cupola Gallery, 178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TD from 16 March - 20 April

Work for Sale.

25/7/17 - 25/7/19 12 month blenheim

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