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Three new exhibitions open at The Courtyard
12:00am Friday 26th October 2012 in Leisure
THREE new exhibitions, featuring the work of two photographers and a painter, open at The Courtyard tomorrow (Friday).
In the Courtyard ‘canyons’, there will be an exhibition of the new photographic sequence,Tywyn, by Hereford-based photographer Cai Broom. The images are of the coastal area in mid- Wales where Broom spent childhood holidays and they have been made using the demanding processes of large-format photography and salt-printing, which uses sea water collected from the sites of the photographs.
Broom’s photographs capture the shifting coastal landscape and reflect the instabilities of landscape and memory, the nature of change and the passage of time.
Clare Smith’s photographic work, also in the ‘canyons’, is a response to perceptual and spatial elements of the natural environment, and explores the relationship between the tangible and intangible to examine photographic practice’s dependence on light.
Based in Birmingham, Clare teaches at Hereford College of Arts.
In the gallery space, Hereford-based artist Emmie Talboys’ exhibition, entitled Me, My Mask and I, examines the concept of identity.
This is conducted in large scale figurative paintings, and through ideas of the ‘inner child’ and the protective performances of everyday life. Talboys is concerned with the material qualities of painting as much as the pictorial, and this is demonstrated in the paintings’ rich colourful surfaces and textural qualities.
For more information, call the box office on 01432 340555