18 July – 26 September 2015
A major, new group exhibition from Green Door members which celebrates our 20th anniversary and will be part of C-Art in September 2015. The exhibition features a range of two and three dimensional work, including paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, textiles, wood, drawings and glass, in the atmospheric setting of the Museum’s basement gallery.
The broad theme of the exhibition has enabled artists to think about places which are meaningful to them. Sue David found the sea is the dominant element in all of her special places and Delcia McNeil has submitted work created from a collage made from debris from the fire that gutted the old Green Door studios in Kendal in 2010.
“’Through a Glass Darkly’ reflects on my struggle to find a place of peace in a world which I find increasingly chaotitic and confusing’” says Jill Pemberton. “One follows pathways, only to find false turnings and abrupt endings. Moments of beauty flash past and remain as memory. Glimpses of light encourage one to continue.”
“I live in a remote area of the Yorkshire Dales,” says printmaker Kath Lockhart. “We can experience weather from all seasons in one day and sometimes at the same time! On the day that inspired this print, the sun was shining and fully visible amidst all the drama of the storm clouds. This really expresses the sense of this place.”
Exhibiting artists include Mike Barlow, Jamie Barnes, Colin Binns, Averyl Bradbrook, Jan Burgess, Barbra Cropper, Sue David, Joyce Eldred, Hilary Fell, Liz Ford-Slater, Eileen Gledhill, Lisa Harrison, Judith Horsley, Brenda Hunter, Maya Lawie, Cally Lawson, Kath Lockhart, Emma Lowe, Liz Lyon, Delcia McNeil, Heather Marlow Stevenson, Marjorie Park, Jill Pemberton, Jim Reidy, Elizabeth Shorrock, Evelyn Sinclair, Rosie Wates, Brie Wharf, Andy Wild, Frances Winder and Maddy Wright.
Green Door are artists in residence at Kendal Museum. For opening hours see www.kendalmuseum.org.uk.