TAKE 4 Gallery, Ledbury

Since TAKE 4 has just recently opened after a third lockdown I thought it would be good to share some thoughts on our first exhibition of 2021 entitled Aspects of Nature.

We invited three very different photographers as well as a jeweller and sculptor. Jane Simmonds, Wendy Chapman and Kate Barry’s photography was used to interpret nature in all its glory and the result was some very striking images with each one responding in their own particular style.

Kate Barry is renowned for her sublime interpretation of the countryside and the image of Malvern Hills is one such image. She has been shortlisted for several prestigious awards and ‘Walking the Dog-Malvern Hills’ (below) was shortlisted for the Classic view section of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020.

Walking the Dog-Malvern Hills

Wendy Chapman has some wonderful, mostly black and white photographs across a range of styles. From pinhole , highly detailed or contrasting images she manages to create powerful statements to arrest the eye.

‘ Coming Home’ ( below) digital photo.

Coming Home

Jane Simmonds’ photography is about conveying an emotion and she often uses intentional camera movement and multiple exposures which enables her to experiment without constraints.

Magnolia Mirage ( below)

Magnolia Mirage

This is the second exhibition Caroline Barnett has returned to TAKE 4 with her striking sculptures.

Caroline’s work is largely figurative and living things remain the bedrock and inspiration. She is particularly drawn to moments when the subject is totally absorbed be it stillness or in activity.

Roe Deer Doe ( below) , bronze resin.

Roe Deer Doe

Our final exhibitor in the current exhibition ‘Aspects of Nature is Ali Tregaskes who is inspired by nature,the sea and architect to create etched and oxidised silver jewellery that is sometimes highlighted with occasional accent of 18ct gold.

Fern and gold stud earrings.

Fern and gold stud earrings

Take 4 Gallery is at 30 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BT


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