The word Anthem (ăn′thəm) is defined as a hymn of praise or a rock or popular song felt to sum up the attitudes or feelings associated with a period or social group. Anthem is also the name of an exhibition presenting the work of four inspiring artists at Tremenheere Gallery.
Through the diverse media of sculpture, pottery, oil paint and mixed media, Masoud Akhavanjam, Julia Florence, Danny Romeril and Marion Taylor’s art and art practices are drawn together in a lyrical exploration of this particular moment in time.
Masoud Akhavanjam is an Iranian sculptor working in mirror polished stainless steel and bronze. His sculptures balance the inherent strength of the materials with the delicacies of the cast form.
Julia Florence is a ceramicist, who trained in Illustration at Falmouth University and drawing at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, before discovering ceramics. She lives and works in Cornwall.
Danny Romeril studied Fine Art at Central St Martins College in London. He has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in his native Jersey, as well as London, Australia, Germany and Italy. Danny works between London and Brighton.
Marion Taylor’s series “That’s how the light gets in” is inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song, Anthem. She explores contrasts and contradictions in her art practice and the concepts are often based around the threats that our consumer society poses for the planet. Marion works from Porthmeor Studios in St. Ives.
Tremenheere Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. FREE entry – all works available to purchase.
Image: Danny Romeril, Man looking at table of instruments, 2020, oil and collage on canvas, h. 167 x w. 213 cm.