FOREST + FOUND: WALKING THE LINE
Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen. Sat 11 May-Sat 6 July
Forest + Found are a collaborative duo of London-born artists, Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth, whose latest exhibit Walking The Line is coming to Carmarthen this month. Forest + Found came to being in 2015 to create a shared collaborative space to explore their differing techniques. Both artists take their inspiration from the natural world, and together they combine the ideas of contemporary art and traditional crafting techniques. Their work includes wooden sculptures, bowls, jars, and dyed material wall hangings.
Walking The Line is their biggest collection of work shown to date, previously exhibited at the Ruthin Craft Centre last year. Booth focuses on textiles, quilting and painting, taking inspiration from landscapes; Bainbridge creates sculptures out of wood and explores the tangible presence of physical art. A deep connection with the natural world is clear here – presented together, their work has a strong grounding in nature, far removed from bright and urbane modes of contemporary art, with an emphasis on minimalism and simplicity.
Admission: free. Info: 01267 222775 / www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk
words Tamzin Wilks