Friday, 10 June 2011

Whitby Gazette Article 10/06/11

Media Artist Rhea Sherrif-Hammomd at work in her studio near Roxby. Picture by Neil Silk 111906b 10/05/11

Take a look into the looking glass through the eyes of two Yorkshire artists in their exhibition at Sewerby Hall.
“Malice in Wonderland”, is a collection of new media artworks, by Rhea Sherriff-Hammond and Leanne Broadbent which will be showcasing in Bridlington tommorow until the 31st July.
Former Whitby Community College student Rhea, of Roxby, met her colleague, Leanne, at Hull University whilst studying Fine Art (BA Hons).
The pair hope their collection will transport viewers into a surreal world where scenes of Yorkshire are skewed with wonderland imaginings.
Rhea, is a fine artist and works from her farmhouse studio in Roxby, and primarily works on canvas in oils and mixed media.
She said: “ My work is about conflict, contrasts and subversion. Living rurally, I often experience inner conflicts between feelings of peace, revelling at the majesty of nature and conversely, feeling overwhelmed and isolated by the vast expanse of nothingness encompassing me.
“In the series of paintings I wanted to explore these and other conflicts of opposites- town and country, masculine and feminine energies, innocent themes subverted by dark, sinister undertones.”
Taking their inspiration from the likes of Lewis Carroll, author of children’s novel, Alice in Wonderland, and also from The Grimm Fairytales and children’s folklore.
The exhibition will be open from 10AM- 4.30PM, for more details you can contact Sewerby Hall on (01262) 673769.

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