Kaori Homma

Elemental: Force of Nature

11 December 2023


Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5EE

Sandra Higgins Art Projects has curated a group exhibition featuring the work of 12 distinguished contemporary female artists. Each of these women, these forces of nature, is admired by Sandra for their consummate skill and contribution to contemporary art. She has invited each of them to respond to nature’s elements for this exciting multidisciplinary exhibition.

The traditional elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Wind will be represented by: Susan McDonald, whose paintings reflect on cycles of growth and decay, using natural detritus for her mark-making; Kaori Homma, who uses the ancient art of Aburidashi (fire-etching) in her sensitive and often scorched-edged work; Louisa Burnett-Hall, whose intricate paintings capture the coruscating essence of water; Mary Romer, who paints cloud forms with brooding intensity and will present her work on hanging banners of unstretched canvas.

Alongside the classic four elements, eight further artists will be responding to elements that shape both our existential state and our visual and emotional relationship with the world; Ice, Force, Time, Flora, Shadow, Light, Moon and Thunder. On the theme of ice, Catalina Christensen will exhibit paintings inspired by her travels through the stunning and dramatic landscapes of Iceland. Day Bowman’s powerful and gestural abstract paintings will harness notions of force and reflect on the historical use of force to divide and take ownership of land. Time will be represented by Fiona McIntyre through a series of work inspired by her residency with Hosking Houses Trust and exploring ideas of time, existence and regeneration through our relationship with trees. Flora will be represented by Belinda Crozier, whose fine paintings of landscapes capture the verdant beauty of nature. Shadow will be represented by Ruth Piper, whose brooding and atmospheric paintings capture liminal, dream-like spaces. Marguerite Horner will depict shadow through her unique skill of capturing luminosity in her monochromatic works. The moon will be portrayed by Lynn Baxter through her majestic steel sculptures and textured ceramics.Thunder will be represented by Maxine Foster, whose complex multi-layered, monotype prints respond to natural and man-made threat to our environment.

The exhibition will be held at Lansdown Stores, a charming gallery space, just a stone’s throw from Bath’s city centre and will feature workshops and talks alongside the exhibition.

On 26th Nov, 2.00-3:30 pm, Kaori Homma, who will be representing fire, will be delivering an artist’s talk and demonstration of fire-etching.

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