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Kerry Harding//Beside the Wave//Exhibition Review

Kerry Harding currently has a special collection on display in Beside the Wave in Falmouth. This body of work is on display until the 22nd of February. I am always interested in the work that is put on display in this gallery because they have always have an engaging collection on display. The work on display in the window titled 'Bawden Yellow' has already sold and I can see why. Harding has a real eye for combining texture and colour. Each time I pass the gallery I am drawn to this piece because of the vibrant use of yellow. Kerry has shown work all over the world and nature is very much a motif within her work. 

She plays on this idea of abstraction of the landscape. I think this is a beautiful idea because people's interpretation of the cornish coastline and environment is different. However she has been able to articulate individual features of this landscape and I think the viewer will find some way to engage with this. The beauty of her work is that I find myself thinking something different about the Cornish environment each time I see her pieces.

 'Bawden Yellow'

The use of abstraction has been used in a clever way to mimic this idea of familiarity with the landscape becoming obscured and fragmented. I think this is why I relate to her work so much, there is an idea of distortion which is a current theme within my own work. Kerry has been very successful with captivating this idea of something you see everyday but by fragmenting it she is turning it into an imprint. This reflects the idea of memory to me because as someone who is constantly outside being surrounded by my surroundings, aspects of nature become intwined with memory so that shapes, colours and textures are all I remember. 

These are a couple of my favourites from the current collection. Her application  of colour and shape is very beautiful. She has a real talent for the placement of colour within the landscape which draws the eye into the piece. 

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