Work by Hils Tranter at Daisy Laing Gallery
Mon 15 Nov – Sat 4 Dec 2021PV: Sun 21 Nov 3-6pmOPEN: Mon, Tues, Wed 11am-3pmThurs, Fri & Sat 10.30am- 5pmSun by appointment
Daisy Laing Gallery & Vintage Studio, Old Bakehouse Lane, Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE

Local artist and NSA member Hils Tranter returns to Daisy Laing Gallery for her first solo exhibition, two years since a successful collaborative show ‘PLAY’ with 14 creative friends.  Connections is about feeling grounded, connecting with something outside yourself, yet inside yourself. Seeing connections with past work or life. Gaining understanding and clarity. This exhibition includes drawing, painting, collage and artists books, using mixed media. 

Hils works in her home studio in a quiet rural haven, surrounded by space and skies – which feeds her instagram and her creativity. Making work can be a battle between every day life and commitments. During fertile patches, she is fuelled by curiosity and playfulness. Mindful mark-making and drawing, often linked with themes of music movement rhythms and dancing. Play, experimentation and daydreaming are essential to getting in the zone where magic can happen. Hils says:

“My art reflects my life and all its peaks and troughs. It can seem disparate as it jumps about from different media and subject, yet there are threads and themes that run throughout. There’s usually a feeling or a moment I’m trying to find or capture, though sometimes it feels like clutching at smoke.”

‘Mark This Moment’  

A joint exhibition of abstract works by contemporary painters Laura Menzies & Stephanie Sandercock  

The Crypt, Mariners Church, Norway Square, St Ives. TR26 1NA

Sat June 26th– Fri July 2nd /  Open 10 – 5pm daily.

‘Mark this Moment’ is a joint exhibition by contemporary painters Laura Menzies and Stephanie Sandercock that showcases recent work, documenting the artists’ individual experiences of this unique time.   Demonstrating a powerful approach to process and the materiality of paint, this exhibition aims to provide a contemplative and uplifting space where viewers can lose themselves in the rich layers of texture, colour and marks that unite these works. Both artists will be at the gallery during the duration of the exhibition to greet visitors and share more about their paintings and processes.

Laura combines oil, cold wax, collage and spray paint to create abstract paintings that are lyrical in style. Her work has an organic and imperfect feel and often contains harmonious pallets and soft shapes, inspired by living stones thrown from the coastline.

Stephanie creates unique effects with ground limestone and marble plaster. Large-scale acrylic works on aluminium and rusted steel add a strong physical presence to the show, while delicate natural mica crystals catch the light like quartz in the Cornish coastal rock.