Ex­hi­bi­tion is an il­lu­mi­nat­ing glimpse into chan­de­liers

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

Mull arts or­gan­i­sa­tion Co­mar opens a new ex­hi­bi­tion, Off The

Wall, by Karen Suzuki and Gill Go­van at An To­bar on Saturday Fe­bru­ary 11.

Gill Go­van is a Tober­mory­based artist who works mainly in kiln-fired glass. The dark days of win­ter seem the per­fect time to ex­hibit her work, which will be lit so as to ac­cen­tu­ate their colour and re­flec­tive qual­i­ties.

Each of the glass el­e­ments in Gill’s work are singly hand­made, over the past year or so for this ex­hi­bi­tion. Gill’s chan­de­liers will be ex­hib­ited with a col­lec­tion of scary mixed me­dia an­i­mals made by Glas­gow-based artist, Karen Suzuki.

Karen makes be­spoke mixed me­dia tex­tile an­i­mals in­spired by ur­ban wildlife, Stafford­shire pot­tery fig­ures, me­dieval bes­tiaries and old toys. She works in­tu­itively us­ing tra­di­tional hand­sewing tech­niques, from pieces of tex­tiles and other me­dia.

The crea­tures that emerge are vig­or­ously sewn to­gether with vis­i­ble free­hand stitch­ing, each one is unique and dis­plays a play­ful and sur­real spon­tane­ity. This work has been made es­pe­cially for the Off The Wall ex­hi­bi­tion, which runs un­til March 10.

The chan­de­liers will be lit to ac­cen­tu­ate their qual­i­ties.

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