Intriguing show created in unique Norwich exhibition space
15:36 12 September 2014
An intriguing show of contemporary art has sprung up in one of the city’s most unique exhibition spaces.
The Undercroft, behind Norwich Market and under the city’s war memorial, is playing host to The Lonely Arts Club’s latest show which is called (UN)IMAGINABLE.
Twelve artists from the Norwich-based art group feature in the exhibition which runs until September 27.
“The Undercroft is a challenging but inspiring space and a great art venue, and we hope exhibitions such as this will really help put it on the map,” said artist Jacqui Jones, who is one of the organisers of the exhibition.
“There’s a wide range of work, from 2D to 3D, from small scale to large scale, and there are also works that invite the public to take part.”
Ms Jones’ work Keys: Freedom or Capture?, is one of the interactive exhibits.
“It’s about the ambiguity of keys, how they can release you or capture you. We are asking the public to write on a label what they would lock or unlock if they were given a magic key,” she said.
Another interactive work is by Joan Hornett and it invites people to scatter dried flowers as part of a work about remembrance and mourning.
Some of the exhibits have been specifically created in response to The Undercroft. Andy Hornett’s work follows the path of the rain water that intermittently comes into the space, while Jan Crombie plays with light and creates striking shadows from larger than life cardboard figures. The eerie green light that emanates from a pillbox created by Stephen Jarvis reflects his interests in photography and light, and Ms Jones has created large-scale chrysalis forms which have attached themselves to the pillars and hang from the ceiling on fine threads.
There is also a wall of small abstract works by Nick Powell, emotive figurative paintings by Christine Allman, colourful and dynamic 2D and 3D works by George Pfeiffer, welded steel sculptures by Andy Sloan, and atmospheric screen prints of Anglia Square by Carol Orriss.
Sophie Eade’s work incorporates human hair attached to a water pipe, while Lisa Temple-Cox has created an installation inspired by medical collections and human anatomy.
• The Lonely Arts Club presents (UN)IMAGINABLE at The Undercroft, behind Norwich Market, until September 27. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 12pm-5pm.
• For more about the Lonely Arts Club visit www.thelonelyartsclub.org.uk
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