Pamela Gregg - Narrative Discourse

Solo Show

Monday 1st - Sunday 14th July

I explored my own Fine Art journey once my family became independent. Unfortunately, this coincided with the death of my sibling, which, motivated the artist direction I would now take. The emotions and reactions I experienced were inexplicable, as words do not convey the overwhelming feeling of loss and grief.

As an artist I use mixed media relevant to the conceptual or aesthetic outcome. Søren Kierkegaard (Philosopher 1813-1855) states, ‘Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards’. This statement quantifies my creative narrative as my concept is not always fully realised until much later, after my work has had a chance to mature and surface.

My first inspirational moment was a school trip aged eight to the newly rebuilt Coventry Cathedral, where I encountered the work of Graham Sutherland and John Piper, but most importantly for me Clark Fitzgerald’s ‘The Plumbline and the City’, which had a strong conceptual message. It consisted of a large plumbline suspended menacingly over sculptural buildings, suggesting the moment before the blitz arrived in Coventry. I found the handling of such a major symbolic concept compelling, creating a powerful resonance within me. This inspired my love of modern art from that moment onwards.

This will be my first solo exhibition. Over the last eighteen years I have exhibited mainly in the midlands, with various artists’ groups formed from fellow students and graduates. My art studies took place at North East Worcestershire College, and Solihull.

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