What's on Show

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Life Enhancing 

Power of the Human Form II 

Small and Large Gallery 

17 October - 10 December 2017 

Life Enhancing is a group of artists active in life drawing. We believe the art produced in life sessions has a special power and freshness that conventional nudes lack. 

In this exhibition at the Jam Factory, ten talented artists will be showing life drawings and paintings on the theme of the 'Power of the Human Form'. Most of the work will be available to buy as originals or limited edition prints. All the artists have exhibited widely before and include professional illustrators, a film animator, tutors, committed amateurs and an art degree student. The media used range from watercolour and pastel to charcoal and collage. 

While the styles vary, all the images have the immediacy that comes from drawing from a live model and capture the moment of that human contact. 

Life Enhancing was created by a life model, Dermot, who really liked many of the drawings that were produced in life classes and thought other people might too. He collaborated with a tutor, Stewart, to launch the Life Enhancing online gallery in June 2016 which sells original life art and limited edition prints. Around ten artists are represented, many of them art tutors. The group is centred around Buckinghamshire. This is our second exhibition. 

 

Marcelina Amelia

Not Today Snake

Boiler Room Gallery 

19 October - 21 November 2017

Marcelina Amelia is a contemporary artist, working with mixed media approaches to print, painting and drawing. Amelia draws inspiration from her Polish heritage, looking to religious iconography and folk tales, as well as childhood memories, the power of dreams, sexuality, and the human condition. Her work plays at the tense borders between lust and innocence, creating an uneasy aesthetic that is delightfully difficult to pin down. Looking to the triangular relationship between cities, the natural world, and human involvement, Amelia’s work is saturated with contemplation and profundity, which is expressed in the beauty of her aesthetic. She has been featured in publications including Booooooom, Digital Arts, Art Wednesday, Vogue and Ballad Of Magazine. She exhibited at D&AD, New Designers, London Design Festival, London Illustration Fair and took part in Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt. You can find her work in Print Club London, Art Republic, Atom Gallery in London, and in Bohema Nowa Sztuka, Pragaleria and Polish Poster Gallery in Poland.


Elena Cremona

Uncertain States 

Restaurant Gallery 

14 November 2017 - 8 January 2018 

The content of Elena Cremona’s work centres on environmental and landscape coverage, as well as social-documentary photography: bringing the issues which surround Climate Change into focus. ‘Uncertain States’ is a reminder of our fragile Earth, a homage to Mother Earth, and, she hopes, ‘an appreciation to the core elements which make up our beautiful planet’. 

Elena uses her photographic work as a tool to allow her to understand better, let go of the past and create a sense of awareness and respect for our irreplaceable landscapes. In doing so, she attempts to challenge the mind of society, and to evoke an emotional and tactile connection between humanity and nature. 

Elena admits that she finds it hard to understand life and society, to make sense of it allto make sense of the system we are born into; a system she considers driven by power, money and exploitation, and where greed seems to be put above the wellbeing of our planet. 

Considering this, she asserts, ‘society is ignorance, but nature is bliss’.

The emotions linked to her memory constantly fade. The inspiration of these emotions is what leads Elena to the act of photography, with each photograph being as unique as the memory that inspired it. The consequence of her creative process disrupts, makes conscious and redraws invisible lines. Thus, she is reminded that though life moves forward and leaves behind memories, through her art she is making sense and creating permanence with her memories if the photographs she takes.

Elena Cremona’s unique photographs are hand-printed in a colour darkroom. In this exhibition, the viewer is invited to share in her uncertain states and vulnerabilities, through her photographs of seemingly untouched corners of Earth. 

Her solo exhibition ‘Uncertain States’  will show selected series’ of environmental and landscape documentary photography in the Restaurant Gallery until 8 January.

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