Harriet Piercy - Portraits of Place
14 – 30 June 2014
Kevis House Gallery are currently showing works by London based artist Harriet Piercy. Working across a number of locations, Harriet's current work explores the effect of time on lived-in landscapes. She is interested in the changing identities of built environments - their histories, textures and characters that inhabit them.
This exhibition of drawings and prints seeks to illuminate the odd juxtapositions that are created between the past and present as places continue to live with the relics of their abandoned past.
Harriet's work is rooted in observational drawing and she often sketches outside in bustling public spaces, which she enjoys for the energy and unpredictability that it lends to her work. Her sketchbooks form the starting point for drawings, paintings and prints which she develops in her studio.
Harriet finds monoprint a useful intermediary stage between drawing and painting as the medium lends itself to experimentation with mark making.
Harriet was selected to be the artist in residence at the 2012 'Works on Paper Fair' at the Science Museum, organised and sponsored by the directors of Kevis House Gallery. The directors have invited Harriet to hold a solo show at the gallery as they were interested to see how her work has developed in the intervening two years.
For more information about the artist click here