What happens when Urban meets Country?
New artistic collaboration for Bucks Open Studios 2013
What happens when the city meets the countryside? Coming from opposite backgrounds, Artists Alexandra Buckle and Cathy Read view the world in different ways.
Growing up in Manchester, Cathy was surrounded by the declining cotton industry and decaying mills. The dramatic changes of urban development she witnesses revisiting Manchester form the central theme of her batik or tie-dye like paintings. This fascination extends to an interest in the bold, modern architecture of major cities.
Walking in local woodlands inspires Alexandra’s linocuts; the constantly changing weather, light, and season translating readily into her prints. For her the natural, unspoilt surroundings bring back fond childhood memories of enjoying the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside.
The landscapes and techniques favoured in Cathy and Alexandra’s work may differ but colour and detail remain important to both complementary styles.
Both Artists have enjoyed recent successes including exhibiting together in Mouvaux, France in 2012; Alexandra’s work being hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2011 and 2012; and Cathy’s selection to participate in an Art project organised by Tate Modern.
Exhibiting as part of Bucks Open Studios, Alexandra is joining Cathy at her Victorian chapel home and studio in Tingewick. They will demonstrate their creative processes and be happy to discuss their work with interested parties. In addition to their artwork, a selection of Alexandra’s hand crafted silver jewellery will be on display.
Dates: 8th – 23rd June 2013.
Opening times: Saturdays and Sundays: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Venue: Old Congregational Chapel
Venue Tel no: 01280 848054
Either Cathy or Alexandra will be present at all times. Both artists will be available at the Meet the Artists sessions on Saturdays 2-5pm.
Entry is free and refreshments will be available.