It is the first time I have seen Ruth’s work on such an extensive scale and the sculptural pieces mixed with the ornaments look very impressive. The gallery space is filled with mirrored shiny round structures on which the pieces sit and it makes for a great display.
Here are a few of my personal favourites:
Whilst at the exhibition we also bumped in to curator Gavin Wade who filled us in about the new Eastside Art space that he is director of. Sounds like he has some exciting plans and will be working with both Birmingham based artists as well as International artists.
We also had a quick chat with award winning photographer Stuart Whipps whose images will be on display at New Art Gallery Walsall. The private view is this Thursday and the exhibition is accompanied by an 80 + page book designed by James Langdon and features 2 essays. Most of the images haven’t been exhibited before and are from Stuart’s Longbridge and Nanjing series.