Touchy Feely is an exhibition of textiles and ceramics by MA Contemporary Crafts students Carol Hocking and Tim Gee at 45 Southside Gallery, running from 17 September to 23 October 2017.
Carol Hocking is a textile practitioner with a lifelong interest in textiles and stitching. Her techniques integrate traditional skills and modern technology; using hand weave and stitch, patchwork, layering, and dying in conjunction with laser cut and heat manipulated fabrics.
Tim Gee is known for his subtle use of texture and colour on porcelain, but this new work moves him into uncharted territory. Each of his unique containers are thrown on the wheel, ceramic boxes enclosing a space filled with texture, colour and surprise.
This show will contain new work by both artists, exploring colour and texture using two very different media. Tim’s ceramic boxes are enclosed vessels of layered colour and texture. Whether smooth, glossy or textured, each of these coloured pieces begs to be handled. Carol’s work uses a variety of techniques both traditional and modern to layer and patchwork scraps and other textiles, using older materials reused or recycled to create new work.
Though both approach texture from different directions and using very different media, each artist feels that for work to be appreciated it needs to be handled, fondled, touched and stroked; only then can its true qualities be fully understood. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to engage with the pieces on display.
The opening view will be held on Sunday 17 September from 3pm to 6pm, entry is free and all are welcome to attend.
What: Touchy Feely
When: Sunday 17 September to Monday 23 October 2017, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Where: 45 Southside Gallery, Plymouth, PL1 2LD