Artists exhibiting in the first week (March 4th-12th) of the Metamorphosis exhibition,
from left: Elizabeth Knott, Katie Fishlock, James Goodwin, David Lewis-Baker,
Stephen Magrath, Mark Elliott Smith
Thursday March 4th: Bath artists group For Now are staging an exhibition, entitled Metamorphosis, in the BRLSI’s Jenyns Room gallery until March 25th – and rather than try to fit all 10 artists in at the same time, they’ve decided to work in two shifts of a week each.
First up, and showing until Friday March 12th, are the group pictured above, including exhibition organiser David Lews-Baker, who provided the print for the striking cloth body sculpture (right) by Katie Fishlock, which explores the myth of Venus. Stephen McGrath’s drawings and prints are inspired by the microscopic ‘inscape’ made visible by electron microscope technology, while Elizabeth Knott’s paintings, and their titles, use ambiguity to prompt the viewer to question what they see around them. Mark Elliott Smith’s paintings, meanwhile, show nature and technology in opposition yet working to synchronise a balance.
On Tuesday 16th March, from 6pm to 9pm, there’s a preview of For Now’s ‘second shift’ exhibition, comprising works by Ann Egan, Heike Jeromin, Annette Smith, Margaret Townsend and Felix Wilkinson. The event will include a repeat of David Lewis-Baker’s live reading of his paper on the underlying principles of the exhibition (anyone who’s seen David speak on art will know that this is not to be missed!). The second-shift exhibition then runs from March 17th to 25th. Opening times for both exhibitions are 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, and entrance is free.
Watch a clip from David Lewis-Baker’s reading on March 3rd, plus images from the exhibition (below)
– then come and see David’s presentation live on March 16th!