Previews 6pm - 8pm, Friday 12th October
Garden of Earthly Delights ” is the latest exhibition at Flux to showcase the work of Bristol artists Louise Blois and Judy Rodrigues, both inspired by elements of nature and their transience.
Ceramic artist Louis Blois is has an enduring fascination for the natural world and how to capture it creatively. After studying ceramics at Camberwell School of Art Louise completed her masters degree Cardiff. Louise creates sculptural lighting, tiles and hand built vessels that portray the transience of a flower's bloom but give it a permanence. Working with paper porcelain clay, she encapsulates the essence of botanical elements through her use of impressing and press-moulding with plaster blocks. This technique helps to explore the potential luminosity, translucency and delicate nature of Porcelain. Louise’s glazes highlight the natural form of the flowers. The transforming effect of light through translucent porcelain makes the subtle details more apparent and creates a beautiful 'atmosphere' that transcends the objects to both functional items and works of art.
Judy Rodrigues is based at Spike Island. Her paintings, journals and studies draw from nature in both direct and metaphorical contexts, with research areas in the poetics of environment and diaspora. Her childhood on the Isle of Wight first inspired her to work from the elemental landscape and world around her as a free, direct and natural way of open learning & enquiry. Judy is interested in the bringing to life of painting - and its ecological conditions, as a mark and/or form of individual, collective, timeless and a communicable production. Judy’s paintings evolve in connection to places that generate intuitive associations and responses. The larger canvases suggest their form through a process of continual application, erasure, excavation and layering.
All works on show are for sale. A selection of works will be available to purchase online following the preview.