Expectations and Lessons in Forgiveness - Hannah O'Hara
Squeaks - Zachary Innes-Mulraine
A delicately emotive exploration into the mountaineering experiences of the father of Christianne Haag.
Music, dance and a fascination with the organic processes of nature inspire the striking, atmospheric paintings in Marta's latest show at Naked Eye. These strands enrich each other to enable her to bring you the distinctive artwork she has become known for.
8 ARTISTS, 2 WEEKS, 1 SPACE
8 artists have been given the same dimensions (1.5m x 2m) to display their work at the Naked Eye Gallery in Brighton. ALEX BINNIE, SIMON DIXON, CHRIS KETTLE, DAVID LEVINE, PAUL OSTRER, JOSEPH ROSSI, JIM SANDERS and SARAH SHAW will be showcasing their original and eclectic work.
Between the 1st-29th November, the Naked Eye Gallery will be celebrating the natural world from a zoological perspective in the ANIMAL Exhibition. The exhibition is a varied and dynamic blend of the photo real, the surreal and 3D work by renowned and respected artists Sara Abbott, Dylan Floyd, Susan Taylor, Lauren Alderslade and 3D ceramicist James Fenner amongst others. Their pieces range from exotic beasts and extraordinary hybrid creatures to the quintessential English small mammals. Each and every artist involved in the exhibition have created an impressive body of work, all uniquely different and all completely charming in their own right. The common element between them is that their work is fuelled by their passion for animals.
'Tidal Rhythm' – an exhibition by Trevor Scobie
'Water is the driving force of all nature' – Leonardo DaVinci
The Naked Eye Gallery are delighted to be hosting an intricate, spiritually fused hyper-real exhibition by local artist Trevor Scobie.
In his exhibition 'Tidal Rhythm', Trevor meticulously records unrepeatable moments of the natural world with the precision and detail of a professional artist whilst conveying an undeniable unity and sense of spirituality with the human world. With his truly extraordinary paintings, he offers the viewer the chance to experience the abundance and drama of the coast, whilst also taking a moment to delve into their own reflection and to consider how our own lives which grow organically are mirrored with the ever changing natural world.
Trevor was born in Brighton in 1956 and has worked as a professional illustrator designing and painting book covers for London publishers. His most notable works include book covers for the James Bond books as well as the science fiction books of Ray Bradbury. He later moved into branding and graphic design, working with well known companies such as Mercedes. Most recently, Trevor has been pursuing his passion for painting marine landscapes across the Sussex Coast.
The Tidal Rhythm exhibition will run at The Naked Eye Gallery, 5 Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove, BN3 1GH between 2nd July and 31st July.
The Naked Eye Gallery are pleased to be welcoming back award-winning Brighton based artist Barbara Shields in our upcoming Summer Exhibition.
Having spent the first 25 years of her life in Rajastan, India, Barbara was surrounded by vibrant colours. These bright and vivid colours resonated in her and remain the main source of her inspiration today. In the Summer Exhibition, Barbara will be showing her brilliant and intense still life paintings and landscapes.
A professionally trained artist, she studied in Rhodes University School of Fine Art (South Africa), Brighton College of Art (Sussex) and the School of Art in Adelaide (Australia). Her work is in private collections in these countries and also in the USA, Canada, Zimbabwe and Sweden. She draws her inspiration from renowned artists Morandi, Nicholas de Stael as well as the Scottish Colourists.
Barbara works with oils, pastels and charcoal and hopes for nothing more than to inject colour and beauty into the homes of her customers.
The Summer Exhibition runs at the Naked Eye Gallery, 5 Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove, BN3 1GH between 1st-29th June.
The May Festival at the Naked Eye Gallery
The Naked Eye Gallery are thrilled to bring you exceptional work from three well known local artists for one of the biggest Art Festivals in the UK, Artists Open Houses in May 2015. The artists involved offer to visually accompany you in their journey of explorations of architecture, water and land.
Ian is a well established artist in Brighton who has become well known for his haunting graphite work and is the winner of several renowned national art prizes. In this exhibition, Ian engages the viewer in the concepts of identity and place. He focusses on his local environment and in particular the architectural detail decorating the building and street furniture. His drawing process often leads to re-visiting objects, figures and spaces. This reworking of the familiar has allowed Ian's drawing practice to develop with each new approach, shedding fresh light on his subject matter.
Patsy is a Scottish born artist who now resides in Brighton. Patsy has become well known for her underwater scenes and in this exhibition she will be continuing with this theme and brings us her new, outstanding drawings and paintings which are the result of her time spent in Australia at the beginning of 2015. During this time she worked with models in various locations around Sydney where she worked predominantly with clothed models. These new paintings reflect her interest in the effects of light and weightlessness on fabric which give form to the suspension of the figure. She has been focusing on colour in the latest work and chose diverse locations from startling green ocean shallows to deep inky blue pools to achieve a wide spectrum of sensations with the imagery.
Lesley's atmospheric, semi-abstract landscapes are imbued with memories, concentrating on the spirit of the place and it's resonating effect. For Lesley, it is the essence of the place and it's significance that she endeavours to express through the medium of paint; even visual memories of watching the sky and the land changing on a long car journey can be rediscovered when she begins a new canvas some time later. She often uses photography to capture a particular kind of light, or inspirational land formations and colours. These all act as prompts for her to conjure up the images she creates when she is in her art studio in Lingfield. For this exhibition, her inspiration has come mainly from travelling through Wales and Scotland.
The exhibition will be running at The Naked Eye Gallery, 5 Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove, BN3 1GH between 1st-31st May 2015.
'in between' – a collaborative exhibition by Christianne Haag, Klaudia Dietwich, Buffy Kim and Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb
The Naked Eye Gallery will be hosting an international, collaborative exhibition with artists from Stuttgart and London.
In this exhibition, the artists will be exploring the multifaceted term 'in between'. The artists offer the viewer the chance to indulge in the unseen traces of the face of the environment, shadows and light evolving between architectural structures and urban spaces, being in between cultures, borders and genders and the link between Germany and England.
Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb will showing new work created with earth and stone pigments alongside her more established work. Barbara blends modern and traditional materials from both the UK and Germany to create translucent work with substance.
Klaudia Dietewich will be displaying her altered, magnified urban and industrial spaces like an archaelogist, focusing on the subtle aesthetics of the unnoticed relics of everyday life. As a kind of “condensed life” she asks the question: What remains of us and the world as we know it?
Buffy Kim focuses on her fascination by space, texture and detail and experiments with light and shadow and uses her photography to inspire her etched 3D images.
Christiane Haag's artwork focuses on portraiture, her preferred techniques being printing, painting, drawing and mixed media collage. To Christiane, art is about beauty and is accomplished when it evokes emotions. In this exhibition, she interprets the time she spent with global refugees in Europe and fuses these experiences into her metamorphic portraits. From this she has created a series of pictures using drawing, painting and collage showing pictures of her 'bird women'.
The 'in between' exhibition runs at the Naked Eye Gallery from 3rd April to the 30th April at 5, Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove, BN3 1GH.
A walk through Mother Africa with her Children.
Francesca began her photographic career as a dance photographer. Through her unwavering love of travel, her career developed into taking photographs in underdeveloped countries. Her first love is Africa. She attributes this love to the time her grandmother lived in Kenya and Tangiers. During this time, she fell in love with the people of Africa, its animals and land in general. She began recreationally photographing the mountain gorillas of the Virunga volcanoes in Rwanda and the orphaned elephants at Dapnie Sheldricks wildlife trust. Francesca then went on to work with experienced medical teams, and through this, she travelled in Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia through the Reft Valley treating endogenous tribes and the I.D.P camps (internally displaced people) due to the 2007/2008 post election violence. During this time she met four young boys in one camp aged between 10 and 15 years who's story caught her attention. These remarkable boys were homeless on the streets of Nairobi. These boys walked for days down into the Reft Valley to find an education. Each day they walked into the camp and managed to slip into class unnoticed, over time they were eventually seen. Francesca is happy to report that not only were they allowed to stay in class, the community also built a new corrugated home which they were able to move into a few days before she and the team left. Francesca was struck by their determination and resilience and describes the actions of these boys as commendable. Brothers not by birth, but brothers by circumstance. A little of their story is told in her exhibition.
Francesca describes Kabera, the largest slum in Kenya as a sight she will never forget, with it's miles of shanty towns, it's little running water, illegal electricity and almost no sanitation. Birth, death, schooling, marriage, drugs cheap alcohol, unwanted pregnancies and malaria are common. This is a place no one would wish to live, but Francesca was able to leave and go back the next day and the day after that, knowing it was days and not years before she could have something we take for granted: privacy. There's little of that in Kabera.
In Francesca's words: 'Africa is such an important well of human life as it is where human life began. It has been hit hard by ebola and needs our help. I hope you enjoy my pictures and the spirit of Africa and her children'.
The Naked Eye Gallery is pleased to be hosting the photographic exhibition 'Anatomies', featuring five national and international artists. Anatomies is an attempt to explore the threshold between perception and reality and the complex relationships that interlink them. Approaching issues of representation, Matthew Broadhead, Benedetta Casagrande, Amanda Gordon, Peter Rathbone and Klara Svackova root their research in diverse sources, experimenting with the possibilities of the media of photography.
Inquiring themes such as ethnicity, memory, longing and truth Anatomies challenges our perceptions and demands for a re-evaluation of our approach to such thematics, asking the spectator to recall the conditions that equate us as a species.
Sunday, 22nd February 2014
06.00 pm, Naked Eye Gallery
The Naked Eye Gallery are delighted to be hosting an atmospheric, heartfelt exhibition by lifelong photographer Bernard Webb. The photographs in his exhibition ‘Wet Feet’ captures unrepeatable moments on the shores of Brighton and Hove and with them, he invites the viewer to experience the one off, isolated moment that he has meticulously caught. This particular exhibition is a unique documentation of his reintroduction to life in the UK and represents nature in all it’s states, from the placid to the tempest. With these truly extraordinary photographs, he offers viewers the chance to alter their way of viewing and experiencing the world around us, and depicts Brighton and Hove in a way which you are unlikely to have seen before.
Bernard is a lifelong photographer and attributes his skills to having both patience and a natural eye for capturing distinctive moments in time which many people miss whilst they continue on in their busy lives. He established himself as a photographer in Florida, before honing his skills in the romantic city of Paris. During his time in Paris, he was fortunate enough to follow in the footsteps of some of the leading photographic pioneers such as Eugene Atchet and Cartier Bresson, and maintains that they have influenced his work significantly. On his return to England, he describes experiencing a ‘cultural shock’ which became a key feature in his work whilst he resided in Lincolnshire. During this time, he mainly shot weary subjects, peeling paint and lots of closed doors. On his arrival to Brighton, his work changed significantly, the subjects were bigger, the expanses wider, and he felt able to breathe again.
Bernard believes that his creative photography is a lifelong learning process. In his early photographic days his main focus was to document the world around him, and over time he progressed, almost unconsciously to take pictures of what he was experiencing, not just visually but internally. He is still continuing with this discovery. This learning process is a task which he believes has made him see deeper, clearer and has assisted him in becoming more observant and aware and is a theme to the work in this exhibition.