Fascinating creations under the spotlight at the Gate Gallery
WINTER is here – and so is the Winter Exhibit at the Gate Gallery.
An exciting mix of work is on display including new paintings by Sarah Webb and Sharon Winter and a number of natural prints by textile artist Alice Fox.
It's at the Grimsby gallery, in Brighowgate, from now until Saturday, January 12.
An unusual addition to the three-dimensional art on show, is work by Franklin College graduate, Samantha Laight.
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Titled Faith In Evolution, this selection of wearable art uses nature as a core inspiration and also as a way to shock the viewer.
The stunning head-pieces which are based on traditional millinery, are made from birds and feathers sourced often from local farmers. Artist Samantha said: "I work in my unique way by working with taboo materials in today's young artists and designers.
"I had taken great influence from Alexander McQueen's fascinators and the use of feathers throughout his fashion house.
"I wanted to experiment with what fabrics famous designers are using and release my young and fresh approach to a beautiful old past time.
"Every hat is individually crafted, from each nest topper to the hand crafted roses.
"Each hat has numerous, beautiful patterns and textures that nature has created."
Vicky Hartung, owner of Gate Gallery, said: "As a trustee of the Franklin Trust, I was invited to see Samantha's portfolio when we awarded her one of our annual bursaries this summer.
"I was struck by her confidence and originality, and decided to offer her the opportunity to show her work at my gallery.
"All artists are different, arriving at their destination in different ways.
"It may seem a little strange to have feather fascinators on display alongside etchings and oil paintings, but the great thing about a mixed show is how the connections reveal themselves."
The Gate Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am till 4pm and by appointment.
For further information, contact Vicky Hartung on 07758 244487.