By kate8bell

‘Continuums’ by divergent contemporary art collective at King Street gallery

Great write up on our recent group show at Kings Street Gallery lat month

The black blog of Carmarthen

King Street gallery have done it again in the Chate room. At the moment, there’s a diverse, fresh selection of work by a group calling themselves ‘divergent’.

And divergent it certainly is. There’s a wide variety of different visual texture on display. Tom Morris’ fragmentary, obsessive painted collages sit next to Amy Goldring’s sumptuously realised portraits of fabric shapes. Kate Bell’s powerful works in oil are counterpointed by Fi Latus’ humble but deeply thought-out sculptures. And along the near wall, a series of graphic scores for piano put together by Susan Mathews.

I don’t know what these are like as scores, but as drawings, they are incisive. They are sparsely realised, tasty little creations, using sombre brown stains, quotes from sheet music and poetically apposite words pasted into them. They’re tinkly, tentative creations that create an atmosphere that would almost be studious if it wasn’t for the quotations and the…

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SWANSEA OPEN, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea December 2 -January 8th 2018

SHORELINES, Little Stone Gallery, Mumbles August 2017

UNDEGUN,  Wrexham April 2017

WMD Women of Many Dimensions,  Cinema & Co Swansea March 2017

Welcome to Tata, Port Talbot November 2016

Painter’s Studio Exhibition as part of Beep Wales Contemporary Art Prize August 2016

Glynn Vivian Summer Exhibition Grand Theatre Arts Wing, July 2016

Divided by The Meltwater Dynevor, Swansea College of Art, June 2016

MADE, MA Final Exhibition Volcano Theatre, Swansea , May 2016

Bath Fringe, May 2016

Reconstructing Ourselves, AMBU,Swansea College of Art Jan 2016

Welsh Sketchbooks Exhibition, Coleg Sirgar, Camarthen, Jan 2016

Reconstructing Ourselves, AMBU, Morriston Hospital, Oct 2015

A Victorian Tapestri, Tapestri, Swansea, September 2015

Divided by The Meltwater, Group Show, Petroc College, Devon Jan 2015

Swansea Open, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery 2004 & 2007

© Kate Bell and  2017