Fiona Curran art exhibition at the Broadway Gallery, Letchworth
A new solo exhibition by an influential artist has been launched at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth.
The exhibition, Jump Cut, Still life, presents new painted, textile and sculptural works by Letchworth-based artist Fiona Curran.
It was launched with an online showcase that included an artist talk, a 360 ° tour of the exhibition, and video short films about Fiona’s work process and ideas.
A large-scale, site-specific mural was also produced to engage the public in the lead-up to the gallery’s reopening to the public on May 20.
This is now visible at 33-35 Station Road, Letchworth.
Fiona works from her studio at the Wysing Arts Center in Cambridge.
Broadway Gallery Curator Kris Day said: “We are so excited and proud to be able to present the work of such an important and influential artist at the gallery.
“Fiona’s work has been on display across the country and around the world, and she will soon have an ambitious public sculpture unveiled in Cambridge.
“She is also an active member of the Letchworth art scene, lives in the area and has her studio nearby in Cambridge… we are delighted to be able to show her beautiful work.
“I can’t wait to see the gallery buzz with people who appreciate art once again after such a long period of being closed.”
The exhibition explores the landscape and the impacts of screen-based technologies on our sensory engagement with the natural world.
It was developed from the artist’s experience of being in his garden during lockdown, observing plant growth, observing visiting insects and birds, and noticing subtle changes in temperature. and light.
The works in the exhibition include bright and cheerful textile pieces located on the walls and floor alongside an architectural installation.
The gallery has produced a series of short films about Fiona’s making process, which will be uploaded in the first month of the exhibition.
The title of the exhibition refers to the skip film editing technique that removes a section of film from a sequence creating a “skip” effect.
The jump cut acts as a metaphor for the artist’s experience during the pandemic where much of life has been moved to the screen and the meaning of things moving very fast and very slowly at the same time has been a troubling constant over the past year. .
- View the showcase online now at broadway-letchworth.com/FionaCurran
- You can vCheck out the site specific mural at 33-35 Station Road, Letchworth.
- The gallery will open from May 20 to July 4 and reservations for in-person tours will be open may’s beginning.
- To pursue @broadway_studio_gallery on Instagram to be the first to book your free ticket.