‘A time & a place’, exhibition at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, about artist residencies starting 17th January

‘A time & a place’, exhibition at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, about artist residencies starting 17th January

Preparing for 'a time & a place', exhibition at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, PV, 17th January, 11.30am

Preparing for ‘A time & a place’, exhibition at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, PV, 17th January, 11.30am

 

‘A time& a place’ work by Ann-Margreth Bohl…..

Ann-Margreth a german born artist working predominantly with natural materials stone, beeswax, graphite, string, leather etc.

Through the process of making, utilising inherent qualities of the chosen materials, she explored in both residencies the physical boundaries of a architectural space, resulting in the exhibited graphite wall rubbings ‘Ceasura 1&2’.

With her most recent piece ‘Lichtspielhaus’ (old fashioned german for cinema) she is introducing light and space into her work.

The artist grew up near the border between East and West Germany, the image of ‘die Mauer’ (the Berlin wall) is often revisited in her work, trying to look at the questions why we build walls and what effect walls have on us.

‘Lichtspielhaus’ is going beyond a wall creating a space for us to go.

This work was conceived during her residency in a pillbox in Stanton St Bernard near Marlborough in Whiltshire, a solid concrete structure for english soldiers to observe and anticipate the german enemy from.

The beeswax used in this installation comes from Germany, the artist is mindful of this and of the effort that bees have put into this material that they use to store their food and protect their young.

 

 

At work…images by Kate Beer

At work…images by Kate Beer

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 1

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 1

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 2

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 2

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 3

Commission in progress for Farmors School Fairford, 2014, image by Kate Beer, 3

Commissioned work coming along

Commissioned work coming along

This carving is now developing all round, initially faced with a similar scenario with this piece as with the last large carving, with no lifting equipment available and the weight to great to move the stone it stayed in one position for a frustratingly long time. My friend Jordi Raga came to the rescue moving the carving into it’s upright position, the carving develops now all the way round.

Carving in procress, Carrara marble, 07.10.2014

Carving in procress, Carrara marble, 07.10.2014

is use of material the one for this job ?

is use of material the one for this job ?

…so I want to work with light and shadow, freely available every day and night but how can a material highlight certain qualities of it and which once do I want to highlight? When using graphite I noticed that even though the marks are dark, the silvery metallic shine can dominate, confuse (first image)…covered with tracing paper subtleness moves in (second image). Once this drawing was complete I realised I mixed many things together (reflection, projection, light, shadow) separating the different aspects out to clarify is the way to go…perhaps…

graphite on black background, covered with tracing paper, June 2014

graphite on black background, covered with tracing paper, June 2014

graphite on black card covered by tracing paper, June 2014

graphite on black card covered by tracing paper, June 2014