Kara Lloyd
Drew Ward
Andy Fullalove
Michelle Love
Anna Lilleengen

Art at Seven

At Seven, we are keen to promote local artists by exhibiting their work in Seven’s café/bar. We rotate exhibitions on a monthly basis.

 

Current Artist

Pauline Cooke

Pauline Cooke

My work is a mixture of collage, print making and painting on the theme of written language or text. It fascinates me how words and sentences take on so much significance when they are simply marks or shapes on a piece of paper or in a book or on a wall.  They can create whole fictional worlds with characters and places we feel we have known or visited; they give people instructions on who to be or how to behave; they can change our life with sadness, danger, joy, comfort and wisdom.

With these works, I focus on the visual properties of language; as pieces of text apart from their multiple, complex meanings.  I regard the symbols as a beautiful assortment of shapes and marks, with a real connection to drawing and an organic, natural quality.

I explore the physical process of hand-writing and the flow of a pen; the patterns of scribble and graffiti in our urban landscape; and the intricate design of digital print in posters and other information publicity. My aim is to liberate the form of the alphabet and its punctuation from its function of communication and control.

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