|From||12 May 2018|
|To||09 September 2018|
Featuring the combined work of Lombard Street Gallery’s established and new Artists.
Our Summer Exhibition ‘The Art of Animals’ is an opportunity for visitors to Margate to see our artists at their most creative. Our show compliments the Turner Contemporary who are running a major exhibition entitled ‘Animals & Us’ 25th May – 30th September 2018, which has challenged our creative community to reflect on the relationship between humans and animals.
Most of our Artists live in Kent but they have drawn on their wider experience which is reflected in their diverse mediums and styles. Some of our most collected artists will be showing:
.Whatever the style, content, medium or inspiration, The Art of Animals Summer Exhibition at Lombard Street Gallery will engage animal and art lovers alike of all ages.
A note on process:
Animals have existed alongside man from the beginning of time. Their relationship with us is as complex and individual as the millions of shapes, sizes and breeds that we interact with.
As a result, the Artists vision of any animal, has many layers. It is with this rich complexity at its center that the exhibition has been carefully curated;
From a physical perspective the mark made on paper can represent both strength, solidity or light weightlessness and every variable in between.
Many of us are very keen to import personality onto animals we have a relationship with, whether it’s the aloof cat with regal aspirations or the shy bird, building courage to feed from the hand. How the artist ‘feels’ about the animal and what they suppose the animal ‘feels’ about him, has a dramatic affect on the colours and line chosen to represent their essence.
There are, of course, always practical constraints imposed on the artist creating an artwork of an animal. These are often physical (it is much easier to make a 24hr study of a mouse in the studio than a moose!) or natural – an artists personal style & medium preference may lend itself to a particular type or breed & habitat.