THE DRUGSTORE GALLERY

The Drugstore Gallery is proud to announce the publication of Barry Cawston's book

 

'ARE WE THERE YET?'

A Day Trip to Banksy's Dismaland and Other Stories

The book juxtaposes photographs from Banksy's Dismaland with images taken on the streets of

Weston-super-Mare blurring the line between the two and between art and reality.

 

It is available through http://arewethereyet.smoolis.com/

 

 It is also in the Serpentine Gallery, the Whitechapel and the Arnolfini, and on both Waterstones and Amazon websites.

ARTISTS

Barry Cawston

The Spaces In Between

Panoramics

Barry Cawston's photography is cinematic in approach and, coupled with a strong sense of composition often has a painterly quality. He works mainly on a large format camera and learnt much of his craft in the darkroom. His work has been increasingly recognised within a fine art context and he has won several prestigious awards including the South West Art Award in 2010 and was an invited artist at the RWA's Photographic Open 2011.

 

In 2014 Cawston had solo shows in France, Russia, Sweden and Belgium, and will be exhibiting in New York and Toronto. He was also one of winners of the T.I.N.A international art prize 2015 which culminates in a solo show in Barcelona at Villa Del Arte Gallery.

Benjamin Buckley

Benjamin’s work is focused on the construction of imaginary worlds, describing his paintings as 'projective drawings' or as "embedded daydreams". He builds these fantasies in his mind, then using a graphics tablet he makes them reality and then outputs them in one single edition as photographic prints. Benjamin explains, ‘I try and create my worlds to leap out and grab the attention of the viewers, but most importantly I try to sustain that draw for a duration.. to get the viewer to come closer and engage themselves in the detail of the paintings and the atmosphere created by the imaginary environment’.

 

Buckley is currently producing two large scale bespoke pieces one for a luxury liner in Asia and another to be hung in Silicon Valley.

Lily Urbanska

Lily's Urbanska's work is highly refined and sensous in feel. Born in Penarth, South Wales, she has printmaking in her blood and produces exquisite small edition screen prints. In 2013 she was awarded the Socrates Erasmus Programme and Travel Grant – The Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson has a very original approach to the photographic medium, declining to use photoshop and adobe illustrator, his style relies on traditional montage techniques. Cut & Paste in the true sense...His images create juxtapositions and can take the form of visual puns. Existing images are transformed from the commonplace to show a surreal and often dark world.

Soraya Schofield

Soraya works with a number of printmaking techniques, inter-weaving her ideas between photography, screen-printing & Lithography skills.  Experimenting both with traditional photographic techniques and computer manipulation, Soraya has created photographic images which derive from childhood memories and stories. The playful compositions of her screenprint's and Lithographs concentrate on form & colour pulled from her photographic landscapes.

David Kiely

These recent paintings display a contrast in both subject matter and approach to image making. There is a simplicity in the subjects, reflective of a solitary moment. Images alluding to wild nature but with calming engaging colours. They reference both floral ecological studies and far eastern print making... and on occasions drift into the realm of abstraction. Both when painting with  watercolour or oils his paintings have a raw empathy and vibrance.

 

Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson is dynamic in her approach to her art and though all her work stems from the heart and a strong imagination, diversity is the result. Dancing wolves, confused rabbit suited men, a mournful frog prince, and a flock of bird babies are among the personalities that fill Kate’s unique and rather odd universe. These strange but enchanting figurative sculptures and works on paper are based on her reinterpretations of the stories, games and characters first encountered in the playroom.

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The Drugstore Gallery, 4 High St,  Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2AF

Tel 00 44 (0) 1934 733111  Mob 00 44 (0)794 620 7411