Gallery 4a, a brand new gallery officially opens it's doors on Tuesday 1st of March. The gallery is located next door to the EVAN Gallery, Corney Place, Penrith and will hold a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, featuring artists from Cumbria and further afield.
The opening exhibition “Elemental” features local artist, Sarah Reid, with world renowned ceramicist, Chris Cox.
The exhibition runs to the 31st March 2022 (open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm).
Sarah's work alludes to the colour and ever changing light of Cumbria's coast and lakes, captured through layers of colour and bold mark making. It has been described as both calming and uplifting. Although Sarah has exhibited widely this is the largest collection of her work to be shown in one place with over 40 evocative paintings on display. The exhibition will also see the launch of her newly published book "Elemental" - a collection of paintings and inspirational quotes.
Chris Cox trained in fine art painting and printmaking in the 1960's and has worked solely in ceramics since then. Her work is held in collections as far afield as Japan and the USA, to name but a few. Chris experiments constantly, preferring each piece to be unique. For this exhibition she has allowed her work to be inspired by the essence of Sarah's paintings and has created some beautiful new pieces especially to complement the Elemental exhibition.