Antonia Spowers, Dido Crosby, Francisca Prieto, Gabriella Ingram, Jane Goodwin, John Carter, Jon Hurley, Jude Tucker, Julia Farrer, Kazuhito Takadoi, Liliane Lijn, Maria Martha Pichel, Marina Btesh, Mercedes Castro Corbat, Rachel Shaw Ashton, Salvatore Morvillo, Tom Henderson
25 November - 24 December 2009
jaggedart is delighted to present ado: artists doing objects where artists have been invited to create an object with a practical use, where beauty and practicality converge.
The objects presented at the exhibition are ideal for Christmas presents. They will range from tableware and jewellery to small scale furniture and clothing, or any object with a practical use.
Julia Farrer trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1972 and became a Harkness Fellow at the University of New Mexico and New York, 1974-76. In 2007 she was the winner of the Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times watercolour competition.
Julia has exhibited extensively and amongst others, her works are included in the collections of the Tate Gallery, London; The Arts Council; of Great Britain; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Yale Center for British Art, CT, USA; Government Art Collection, London; The British Museum, London.
Her works, whether prints, books or paintings are linked by a common interest in geometric form. They explore the illusion of space and volume. All of her compositions have pristine surfaces and immaculate edges and exploit the ambiguities that result from representing a three-dimensional figure on a flat surface.
For ADO Julia has added to space and volume, the dimension of time in her geometric clocks.
Liliane Lijn studied Archeology at the Sorbonne and Art History at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
She works in a broad range of materials and media, making extensive use of new technologies to create works that view the world as energy. A constant dialogue between opposites, her sculptures use light and motion to transform themselves from solid to void, opaque to transparent, formal to organic. In all her work the unifying thread is her interest in the relationship between the material and the immaterial: body /mind, matter/energy, darkness/light.
Her practice takes inspiration from science, oriental and western philosophies and the archetypal images of mythology. She is particularly interested in the interaction between light and matter. In her recent work, she uses video as memory encapsulated in light. Conical forms have been part of Liliane Lijn's work since the sixties when she was inspired by the striped cones which act as signals on the roads which crisscross our planet. The cone, as symbol of the 'sacred mountain', has been the basic architectural form for places of worship throughout Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Her work is in major collections in this country and abroad including the Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent sculptures have been commissioned for Central Milton Keynes, Birchwood Science Park in Warrington, University of Warwick and East Anglia, St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight and St Thomas' Hospital in London.
Gabriella Ingram did a Foundation Course at Bath Academy of Art followed by a BA Hons in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art. Gabriella has designed a huge diversity of shows from Renaissance and Baroque dance to TV commercials. She has designed operas at Holland Park, The Almeida, The South Bank and Chateaux in France. She has also worked at the Royal Opera House, ENO and the Globe.
In her works she uses found objects, usually searching in flea markets, and combines unusual items such as photographs, postcards, branches, chandelier drops, boudoir dolls, vintage place mats and luscious fabric and feathers. Her works are combinations of digital technology and traditional methods like laser and water jet cutting and handmade horsehair tassels. Hard and soft materials -acrylic and feathers are put together. In her handbags she allows viewing the inside and outside of the bag simultaneously. Combining the mundane practical side of a bag that has to carry keys, phone, lipstick and other things and also be an art object. Both her bustiers and handbags are beautiful works of art, almost surreal in their extraordinary combination of disparate elements, transforming them into exquisite objects d'art.
Jane Goodwin trained at University of Brighton, M.A.Fine Art and at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, B.A. ( Hons) Fine Art. Before commencing a fine art education Jane worked in publishing and advertising.
Her soft furniture sculptures have a surreal quality in which their powerful simplicity results in clarity and boldness. The White Suit sculptures developed after earlier training as a fashion designer. Each animated sculpture is individually made. Her art is orientated towards investigating, highlighting and echoing the multi-faceted reality and shenanigans of 'Life in the City'. A conceptual artist armed with sharp wit, concise snappy puns and dry humour, she mirrors the suave yet bitter intellectual settings and mental overdrive of business practice.
Jude Tucker completed a BA (Fine Art at Cheltenham College of Art and a Post Graduate Diploma in stone carving at City and Guilds of London Art College. She is the first woman to have been commissioned to carve grotesques for St George's Chapel, Windsor.
Jude Tucker's graceful sculptures and carvings in stone depict a series of common flowers, trees and seeds. The ephemeral delicacy of her subject is underlined by its translation into an immutable form. Time is halted - a moment preserved - in the sensitively rendered works. Using a variety of different stones Jude Tucker presents a series of sometimes intricate works which celebrate natural beauty and form.
For ADO Jude has carved exquisite petal and leaf vessels using marble and British limestones.
Kazuhito Takadoi studied at the Agricultural and Horticultural School at Sapporo in Japan. He moved to the UK in 1995 where he attended the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley. In 1997 he did a one year training programme at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania. He returned to the UK where he trained in Art and Garden Design at Leeds Metropolitan University.
His art is created from natural materials. He marvels at the shades in Nature and at the constant changes throughout the year. He is fascinated by shadows, from the deepest black in midsummer to pale silver grey in the weak winter sun. By using materials provided by Nature, his art slowly changes colour and by being viewed from different angles and in different lights it provides a new perspective.
Kazuhito's delicate and ethereal necklace woven from grass that he grew in his back