LINE & FORM
Oriel Canfas, Cardiff
Sat 29 June-Sat 20 July
Exploring the natural world through sculpture, carving, and installation, Line & Form is an exhibition of four very different artists, all of whom use line as an integral element of their craft. Dilys Jackson’s pieces derive from an interest in the kinaesthetic relationship between forms seen in nature, and those in the human body. Jackson primarily makes use of bronze, iron, steel, or stone, presenting structures that arise from the processes of growth and decay.
Sue Roberts’ work incorporates a variety of media, from film and photography, to cast iron, to paint and charcoal. Not limited to one style, her works are diverse and plentiful. Her pieces are emotion-based and deal with ideas of beauty in an abstract form. Gwyneth Price’s childhood in South Africa is an inspiration when creating her wood and stone carved pieces. Ideas for Price come from the observation of human and other natural forms, and her work often begins with a series of drawings before leading to a sequence of carvings.
Finally, Valerie Coffin-Price is an artist-letterer whose work responds to the resonance of language and its relationship with the environment and with cultural identity. Price explores ideas of mapping in relation to a sense of place by looking at connections between natural and man-made environments.
Admission: free. Info: 029 2066 6455 / www. orielcanfas.co.uk
words Lee Lottie Urquhart