Originally from the Drawing and Applied Arts degree at the University of the West of England, much of our work has a strong foundation in drawing, although, through our explorations with materials and processes, we aim to challenge the perceptions of what it means to draw. Some aspects of our drawings are intensely physical - scratching, gouging, cutting, forming, stitching; others are more contemplative – smoothing clay, filming, printing, knitting; some involve elements of alchemy, magical moments of change in control that affect the final outcome, forging, firing and felting; but all our work is driven by curiosity and playfulness. What will happen if…..?
We push the capabilities of a diverse range of media including paint, print, ceramics, metal, textiles and more. For Synecdoche we have curated an intriguing and diverse collection of works. Some of the work is two dimensional, some sculptural, some includes audio visual elements; some will make you pause and reflect, some will make you recoil, some will make you laugh out loud, but all are thought provoking. Led by concentrated interactions with materials yet concept driven, we investigate the boundaries of mark making, each artist adding his, or her, own personality and sense of play to their work. This is what has brought us together as Synecdoche. The exhibition will showcase the collective's distinctive approach to making art. Our intention is to blur the boundaries between fine art and craft by creating intellectual connections between material, process and concept.
Most of our displayed work is for sale and we will also be selling prints, cards and smaller pieces in the shop area of the gallery.
Open Evening: Wednesday 9th July 5pm - Late
Meet the Artists late opening: Thursday 10th July 5pm - late.
Open: Tuesday 8th June — Sunday 13th June 11am - 5pm
The Embassy Tea Gallery, Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
Next door to the Jerwood Visual Arts / Five minutes walk from Tate Modern and Southwark underground
Sculpture by Rosie McLay
Sculpture by Kate Williamson, Drawing by Tilly Worth