Julia Gardiner gained her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and went on to study for her MA from The Royal College of Art in London. Returning to Aberdeen in 1992 Julia has continued her practice, exhibiting regularly and has won a number of prizes including the Shell Premier Award at Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition in 1997.
‘The work in the Claremont exhibition has been produced over the last 3 years and includes various series including Grey/White, Grey/Yellow, Grey/ Black and Greens (ongoing). The form of these geometric constructions partly evolve through the process of cutting and stacking and partly through reference to the abstraction of elements from landscape and the natural world. Surfaces may appear solid but are of course formed by edges and gaps: the space between.
The mundane but necessary production of hundreds of sheets of hand made paper from recycled newspaper takes up a large part of the process. I depend on the particular characteristics and irregularities that such rough paper pulp provides and these qualities deflect from the otherwise uniform nature of the basic material. Other works are constructed using manufactured white card where variation comes through the repetitive process of cutting the same shape over and over again.’
Julia Gardiner, September 2013
The Exhibition continues until Saturday 9th November 2013.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Private View. Fantastic evening!
Images Copyright of Julia Gardiner.