TRACES is open every day, 11am-5pm, during h.Art week which runs from Saturday 3rd-Sunday 11th September, 2022 at Canwood Gallery in Checkley. The exhibition will also subsequently open from 11am-4pm on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18thSeptember, 2022.
This exhibition explores the parallels between the art practices of Matt Rees and Verity Howard. Both artists are inspired by the rural landscape and convey a sense of space, mystery and atmosphere in their work. Walking and experiencing their local environment is also important to both artists who live and work in Hereford.
Matt is a photographer who describes his work as ‘rural topographics’ exploring place, time and existence. Matt graduated from Hereford College of Arts in 2013 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Photography. Shortly after graduating Matt set up Exposure Film Lab, a professional film processing service, developing, scanning and printing 35mm and Medium Format Film. As well as running a business, over the past few years Matt has been carefully developing a body of work which will be exhibited for the first time in TRACES.
Verity is an artist who uses clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting to create sculptural, slab built, ceramic forms. These works explore mystery, trigger memories, generate atmosphere and evoke a sense of place. Verity takes inspiration from the landscape, history and culture surrounding her in rural Herefordshire. After graduating from Manchester School of Art in 2015, with a BA (Hons) Degree in Three Dimensional Design, Verity returned to Hereford to set up her art practice. Verity exhibits nationally and internationally including at the ‘International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics’, Ceramic Art Andenne, Belgium, 2022 and in ‘New Members’ at Contemporary Ceramics, London, 2023. Also central to Verity’s practice is her work running ceramic workshops in the community and in educational settings.
Fees & Tickets
Event LocationCanwood Gallery, Checkley, Herefordshire, HR1 4NF
Organiser: Canwood Gallery