Zennor Box: Painter and Concept Artist
July 14 - October 12
Zennor’s background is in fine art but she has also worked in animation as a model maker and concept artist since 1994 and on projects such as Aardman’s Were-Rabbit. Her painting style is instantly engaging, recognisable and unusual. Human concerns, habits or fantasies are in every painting, but by using animals or invented creatures Zennor has the freedom to think further than a preconceived idea or a person and concentrate on the characters behaviour. This will be shown alongside 3D pieces by the artist’s mother, Greta Berlin, who is a sculptor working in West Dorset.
Helen Brasher: Printmaker
October 13 - January 11 2022
Helen is a Fine art printmaker working from her studio in Dorset and is a member of the Dorset Visual Arts Salon Group.
Helen’s work is landscape derived. She prints semi-abstract tactile images based on the colours and forms of the coastline. Helen is drawn to detailed fragments of the landscape, the patterns and textures of rocks, rusting metal, peeling paint.
October 18 2021 - January 18 2022
The narrative of my work is of timelessness. Each piece of my work is designed to create the essence of a weathered survivor from an ancient era that perhaps could have been dug from an archaeological site, telling its story, whilst marrying cultural influences such as the Renaissance in Venice, Celtic mythology and ancient Japanese philosophy.
At the onset of the pandemic I started work at Dorset County Hospital, where I have been welcomed and integrated, and am privileged to be doing my little bit to help in the orthopaedics department, in my spare time setting up my studio and preparing this exhibition.
Creating this work has been massively therapeutic in dealing with the upheavals, uncertainty and anxiety, along with everyone else affected in a hospital environment. The Jurassic coastline however, has a magical way of inspiring the creative process and part of this process has been a time of reflection, re-prioritisation and translating my new surroundings into tangible artworks.