LOWER GROUND GALLERY
May: Art Glass by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda
November: Still Life Oil Paintings by Chris Kendrick
November: Paintings by Dee Nickerson
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Lisa Almond: Contemporary Abstract Paintings. 1 – 21 November
Lisa Almond exhibited an inspiring collection of landscape paintings in her first solo show with Gallery in the Lanes. Lisa’s artworks are meditative while powerful. The work conveyed a sense of peace while travelling to great depths. Each painting was intended to allow the viewer to see something in it for themselves but to feel at ease while doing so. This was an inspiring collection of paintings and was popular amongst visitor to the gallery.
When speaking about painting Lisa said, “It’s something I just need to do, it feels essential. When I paint I am going on a journey with each canvas. It doesn’t feel like I’m consciously doing anything other than making that piece of work feel right. I equate it to going for a walk where you’ve never been before.”
Lightscapes by Alfie Carpenter. 5 – 18 July
We warmly welcomed artist Alfie Carpenter to our exhibition space 5 – 18 July. Alfie showcased a collection of new mixed media landscape paintings. These impressive and richly textural paintings of East Anglia were filled with light and colour.
Alfie incorporates the debris that he finds on location to build a layered base upon which to work. This makes each painting truly of its environment. In removing the rubbish, he is conserving the source of his inspiration and recycling it into his vastly beautiful pieces. This could be seen as a mark of respect for the treatment of these landscapes.
Inheritance 3 Mar – 20 May 2018
Gallery in the Lanes proudly sponsored, Inheritance. An open submission exhibition organised in collaboration with the East Anglia Art Fund. The show included painting, sculpture, sound, textiles, film, printmaking and photography, the works show a magnificent range of responses to our theme of inheritance. All the works in the show were for sale with a percentage of the proceeds going to the East Anglia Art Fund to support their work in championing art in the region, not least through their ongoing sponsorship of art exhibitions at Norwich Castle. We awarded the Gallery in the Lanes prize for an emerging Artist to Mark Mann for his bronze sculpture Acts of Gross Indecency. We chose Mark’s entry as we loved the interplay between glamour and grime: the skill displayed in the design and production, and the intimacy of the message.
Dazed + Unglazed by Clare Cummins and Dee Nickerson, 16 Nov – 3 Dec
Friends for over thirty years, Dee and Clare both make work deeply rooted in their Norfolk surroundings. Viewing their work side by side, visitors to the exhibition saw an authentic convergence of everyday abstraction, warm colours and modest subject matter. Clare Cummins is a Norfolk-based ceramicist who follows a proud tradition of British Studio Pottery. Clare creates unique figurative sculptures and pots out of clay dug from the fields around her home in Hethersett.Illustrative painter Dee Nickerson’s career has soared since she was featured in Country Living last year. Working from her caravan-studio in South Norfolk, Dee paints joyful and intimate scenes, inhabited by characters loosely based on her own memories and self-image.