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Upcoming Exhibition

Grace Adam -KNAP- 10 Aug — 31 Aug / 10am - 5pm


Knap – An exhibition of ceramic sculptures and drawings

10th August 2024 – 31st August 2024

Exhibition Information: A solo exhibition by Grace Adam of ceramic sculptures and large-scale drawings based on flints.

Ancient, durable and beautiful, humans have shaped and used flint for over 3 million years – knapped into tools, axes and engraving implements.

Moving between naturalistic and abstract, the artist explores the synergies between the facets that appear during the knapping process and the compositions of cubist paintings.

Glazed and fired clay in blacks, whites, greys with traces of the delicate pinks and blues these ceramic sculptures reflect the colours that are revealed when the stones are cracked open.

East Anglia is famous for its flint, and large-scale charcoal drawings and watercolours explore some of its architecture and tools.

Artist Biography: Grace Adam has a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts and a PGCert from the University of the Arts London. She was Fine Art Fellow Chelsea College of Arts. She has exhibited widely and her recent exhibitions include Stride at Bayfield Hall, Norfolk, Burin Cycle-St Mary’s Church, Wighton, Norfolk,  Approach Thorington Theatre, Suffolk

She is co creator and presenter on the Art Channel which makes independent filmed reviews of contemporary art exhibitions. With over a million hits, free to access films include Marina Abramović at the RA, Frida Khalo at the V&A and Picasso at the National Portrait Gallery.

Teaching includes: Chelsea College of Arts, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Serpentine Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, The Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery, British Council, Myanmar.

Artist Statement: Grace Adam

In my practice, I work across drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. I am particularly interested in our environments; how we build, manipulate and negotiate them. Current work focuses on the nature of leisure and labour, and the tools and spaces created to help humans in these activities.