Distinguished sculptor Paul Amey headlines a mouth-watering exhibition
3 December 2010 – 30 April 2011
A new and thought-provoking exhibition opens today, 3rd December, at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth. Food for Thought is a medley of quirky global artefacts, fine art and contemporary installations presented as a sensory banquet. The centre-piece is ‘Cloud’ in steel and aluminium by contemporary guest artist Paul Amey.
Oxford born Amey, who has exhibited internationally, including in New York, LA, Milan, Paris and Berlin says: “With 'Cloud', I've grouped scrap cooking pots closely together so that they form a billowing mass that suggests in a mechanical way, a grey rain cloud. It looks striking in the Edwardian gallery at the Russell-Cotes.
“Steel and aluminium are pretty harsh and cold but there's a certain cool beauty to the cooking pots' varied forms. I like the idea that they're serving one more purpose before being recycled.
“The steel poles and bases appear like rods of rain splashing into circular puddles on the ground. This wasn't done by design. Just one of those happy accidents that can occur during the evolution of the piece."
Other ‘contemporary canapés’ on the exhibition’s menu are works by artists Brian Gorst, Diane McLellan and Harriet Porter.
Food for Thought (with Contemporary Canapés) is at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, until 30 April 2011. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free, donation suggested. www.russell-cotes.bournemouth.gov.uk
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. Artists’ biographies can be found on the attached PDF.
2. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is a Registered Charity (no.306288).
Contact for further information:
Kerry Curtis, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum