Monday, May 30, 2016
24 Degrees, at the Sidney Cooper Gallery Canterbury.
here The show called 24 Degrees, BA Fine and Applied Arts Degree Show is on till the 11th June.
It's always interesting to see what art colleges are doing, and the range of work was wide and varied.
From more traditional painting and sculpture to installations with beer cans and moulded black plastic.
Sharon Abayomi was showing work, with a great combination of sculptural forms of wood and Nigerian textiles influenced by Yinka Shonibare who is also showing work at Turner Contemporary at the moment.
Vicky Finch had set up an installation of forms of fantasy birds and insects and microscopic life in black and white. Formed by lino cuts wrapped around paper and mod rock sculptures. There was a mythic and totem like quality that I responded to.
Cyd Parker's paintings also explored allegory, signs and symbols with painterly stokes of colour.