Opening this evening @nunnsyard
6pm -9pm “Ever Changing Moods” by @nickydeeleystudio
Exhibition continues the weekend of Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th 11 - 6pm
Nicky Deeley and Bruce Ingram invite you to a joint exhibition of sculptural works that explore both artists shared interest in Ikebana.
Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘flower’. Both artists are interested in the formal qualities in the making of an ikebana arrangement, the power and precision in the handling and display of nature, alongside the philosophical meaning and concept behind a creation.
For this experimental exhibition, Nicky and Bruce will place nature central in the creation of new sculptural works. To start the project both artists will collect and forage seasonal flowers and foliage from gardens and allotments in Norfolk, this living material will form the basis of the artworks on display. Leading up to the show opening, both artists will work together in the gallery, taking over the space as an experimental studio. Working instinctively and collaboratively the gallery will become a three dimensional sketchbook, with ceiling, floor and walls activated by an impermanent display of colour and form, sense and movement.
Both artists have researched the topic through the many textbooks and instruction manuals on the subject; the visual poetry in the composition of flowers is often anchored in an instruction, occasion or purpose for creation. Acknowledging the poetic notion of these texts, Nicky and Bruce have invited artists and friends to write and exchange instructions as starting points to visually interpret with materials and nature. ‘Ever Changing Moods’ acknowledges the meaning and sense of occasion in the exchange of a flower arrangement but also the impermanent nature of the project. The exhibition will document a temporal and fleeting moment only witnessed in the moment of its creation. A celebration of the natural and a sculptural exercise in balance, composition, precision and placement. #norwich #gallery #sculpture #artist #norfolk