Sunday, 24 August 2008


A Slice of Contemporary Art showing at Gallery 10, 10 Gun Street, from Friday the 29th August until the 14th September 2008.

Cake is a show of selected artists from Reading and the surrounding areas, giving the viewer a taste of the upcoming talent that sits on our doorstep.

The Private View will be from 6.30pm on Friday the 29th August.

A perfect opportunity to meet the artists, view the work and have a glass of wine, accompanied by live music.

Selected artists:

Carla Wright produces drawings which focus on the relationship between the physical structure of architecture and the sense of place within. In these recent works churches and community buildings are meticulously re-created tile-by-tile and brick-by-brick, reminiscent of technical drawings but without the mathematical perfection of blueprints, reflecting the reality of short-life housing construction.

Zoe Anne Lakeman is a Bristol based illustrator who has recently graduated from the University of West of England. Inspired by the fluidity of fashion illustration and the bold colours displayed, she is interested in capturing vivid emotions and movement through minimal line.
Ruth O’Grady works in a range of media, predominantly Printmaking. She investigates borders and tensions between preconceived knowledge or belief and the accepted “truth” of rational thought. Her work centres on ideas of time, memory, exploration/discovery and the categorisation of artefacts.

Martha Spearpoint’s work, focuses on movement and the precarious balance of forces within a static form. Martha creates tactile pieces that exploit the expressive qualities of clay.
Andrew Sargant’s work (left) is a fusion between the handmade craft element of traditional ceramics and the aesthetic of contemporary sculptural practice. The results are sleek, highly polished pieces of table top ceramic sculpture.

Ian Mitchell is an artist who enjoys twisting the way we perceive western culture through contemporary eastern influences. Manga, Pop Art and Eastern Cinema have inspired him to create a visual language which both plays with our perceptions and disturbs them.

Gavin Larcombe fuses a super-realist aesthetic with sculpture to make work, which occupies the 2D and 3D world around us, thus creating work which, not only documents, but interacts with the viewer as they move around the space.

Paul Banks is an artist who enjoys communicating, with humour, through a varied use of media. He creates Magazines and Digital Works that deliver narratives commenting on the world he sees around him.

Alice Wilkins creates work based around presumption and expectation. We often treat the ‘everyday’ as a constant which cannot be transgressed. She addresses this issue by creating work quantified from her own life to represent how myriad choices we make daily shape our lives into completely individual experiences.

For more details regarding Cake, please contact Ian Mitchell at ianmydear8[at]

Cake is sponsored by Danny Fraifeld, Greg Muden and Steve Tait.

1 comment:

Felix said...

I went along and the show was absolutely great!