Cutting the Curve
Crafting the Classical Body
January 18th - February 25th
There is something magical about these casts, something just so beautiful about the line of a shoulder, the curve of an arm and the subtle silhouette of a Greek head in profile.
My blade has almost been asking me to cut these lines - to capture them in the simplicity of cut paper.
The pieces in this exhibition are ones that Vanessa Stone has wanted make for many years, collages that translate these casts into layered paper collage. Vanessa uses a scalpel to draw into surface of a piece of paper, cutting away the negative space to bring out the dominant line or shape of the sculptures. She then layers from behind and cuts into those layers and so the process continues. She reduces the casts to abstracted forms, trying to capture the essence of their form and line, and the same sense of balance and sense of presence that the casts carry intrinsically.
Meet the Artist Friday 5th February, 6-8pm: An Evening with Vanessa Stone
Workshop Saturday 20th February, 2-4pm: Cut Your Own Curve