Friday, 13 July 2018

Friday 15th July: "Indirect Sunlight" by Laura Aldridge & James Rigler at NOW Gallery

"Indirect Sunlight" by Laura Aldridge & James Rigler is the latest exhibition residency in the sunlit space at NOW Gallery.  The glass walled gallery is in perfect position for this show which features potting seeds as its interactive activity.  As a visitor you can make your own newspaper compost pocket to either take away to plant at home or leave amongst the sculptures to germinate on site.  Last night was the opening party with ceramic vessels full of nasturtiums to lay the foundations of greenery to take over for the duration of the exhibition.  I think that it's colour which is always at the heart of the artists chosen to exhibit here from Yinka Lori's geometric painted furniture to Molly Goddard's tulle dresses.  Following suit, Laura's textiles are layered in harmonic hues and ripple in the breeze blowing in from the Peninsula.  To compliment these tones are the slips and glazes on the ceramic planters and gourd bubble fountain by James.  His pastel shade and shallow lily-pad trays are clay canvases to be filled with the paper plant pots from visitor's creations.
Here are snaps from the opening with floral Pimms and canapes by Craft London.

Check out the schedule for gallery planting workshops with Urban Growth here

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