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Preview: Patricia Shone (ceramics) & Daliutė Ivanauskaitė (colour linocut p...
Fri, May 12, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST
Daliutė Ivanauskaitė is a well-known graphic artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. Her beloved technique is colour linocut prints and she prefers to work in large format. Her style is very detailed, and precise, comparable to filigree jewelry. She produces very limited edition prints – lately ranging from 4 to 10. Daliutė‘s works are full of poetical metaphors and symbols that stem from the sacred beauty of nature and thematically are void of any human existence and activity. Her colour pallete is mainly soft, pastel tones, but she is also very comfortable inexploring subtle nuances in dark tones, that make her prints dramatic and mysterious. Branches, leaves, roots, cracks in ice appear as fragile and temporal elements of a boundless and infinite universe, comparable to intricate melodies appearing and vanishing into a rich orchestral background.
Patricia Shone makes ceramic vessels in her studio on the Isle of Skye. She uses throwing, hand-building, coiling, and slab-work, to make the work, often bringing all techniques together in a single piece. She uses both high-temperature wood firing and low-temperature raku firing. Living on Isle of Skye has an influence on Patricia’s work: by manipulating clay she explores geological processes of the formation of Earth and subsequent changes, such as erosion and human interaction with land. Though many of her pieces are non-functional, Patricia says: “I am a potter, I am not a sculptor”. She believes that pottery is an important element in maintaining cultural connection between the past and the future; between the lives we live now and the people who have gone before us – whether we knew them or not.