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Butterfly Blake and Bong-Tree

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021 to Saturday, 17 July 2021
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Saturday, 26 June 2021 - 6:00pm

A celebration of Butterflies, Blake and Bong Trees through the eyes of lifelong ‘nonsense’ fan and printmaker Mike Tingle will be coming to our Courtyard Gallery for 3 weeks as we welcome our second 2021 bursary winner to this intimate space.

Mike discovered the Nonsense Icon while sitting outside the Eliot Alms in St. Germans enjoying a pint of beer. ‘I was reading a newspaper article about the medieval stave church paintings from Norway, with a photograph of a vaulted arched ceiling depicting an enthroned Christ with Apostles. I asked myself why, as a non-believer, do I like such things. The answer was to do with Myth, and the structure of the vaulted ceiling which made it look like a small object. I then (with the help of the beer) made an imaginative connection with a small wooden panel with cut out painted metal images I'd recently made for the Devon Guild of Craftsmen's summer show. It was of the Cheshire Cat with a dodo standing on top of the panel. I thought, I've made a Nonsense Icon without realising it. The word icon led to the idea of hinged doors attached to the panel front, and this in turn lead to the use of text in conjunction with revealed images. I had found my ideal form.’

Alongside the ‘nonsense’ will be printmaking inspired by William Blake, who has been a constant inspiration and influence on Mike and finally, on a more serious note, a series of work produced during lockdown to highlight the decline of the humble butterfly. These works printed onto canvas celebrate their wonderful structure yet draw attention to the ongoing threat to their numbers with several species already extinct.

Mike has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition many times and we are delighted to be showing his new work at the gallery for this exhibition.

There will be an opportunity to meet Mike at an artist preview on Saturday 26th June 6 - 8 PM (Booking essential by contacting the gallery or visiting https://www.art-hub.co.uk/events-1/ashmantinglepv)

 

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Nonsense is a guiding force in my approach to making art. I'm often asking myself What would the Jabberwock do? , and taking no notice of the answer. Edward Lear's Owl and Pussycat is such a perfect poem, delicate and strong, full of great images. I like to think of it as a great Myth, like Tristan and Isolde.

 

I trained at Bath Academy of Art,Corsham, and have been a member of Gainsborough's House Printworkshop, Sudbury, Suffolk. I am a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and find alot of inspiration from the ceramics and jewellery.

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Artizan Gallerty

7 Lucius Street

Torquay

TQ2 5UW

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