Artist Talk :: Frances Priest :: Chevron | Stripe | Asanoha


Sat, 10 June 2023

3 - 4pm


&Gallery - 3 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

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Cost: The event is free however booking is essential.


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Type: Talk

Frances Priest in her studio. Credit: Shanon Tofts

We are delighted to welcome Frances Priest back to the gallery. She will be showing a new collection of ceramics alongside a solo presentation of work by Molly Thomson.

The Chevron/ Stripe/ Asanoha Collection collages together Frances Priest’s favourite motifs drawn from varied sources, heraldry, modernism and Japanese pattern design. Priest enjoys this process of sampling and collage, giving a new twist to familiar motifs and creating unexpected relationships. The painterly surfaces are created through a rich colour pallet of coral and ochre, contrasted against soft greys and dense blacks. Priest especially enjoyed playing with the surface finish, placing matt vitreous slip next to glossy glaze, to create a glint and sparkle as the works catch the light. Hand-drawn enamel transfers create an additional layer of mark-making which becomes apparent on closer inspection.

The collection has been made to work as a whole, offering up the possibility of different compositions and relationships between the group, but each piece can also stand-alone or as part of a pair or trio. The simple shapes of the collection reference vase and drum forms that feel both sculptural and domestic. The concave top of each work encourages the viewer to touch and explore the surface patterns.

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The event is free however booking is essential.

The gallery will be open until 5pm to view the exhibition and to chat with the artist over a glass of fizz.

Guests are invited to propose a question for the talk when booking.

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