Exhibition of Paper Spoon Artworks - Strode Theatre

Caron Coldwell - Nostalgic Stories Exhibition

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Nostalgic Stories Exhibition

Caron Coldwell has an exhibition of her decorated paper spoon artworks at Strode Theatre (Street in Somerset) from Thursday 2nd November to Wednesday 3rd January 2018. The exhibition is called Nostalgic Stories and there will be 50+ framed works on show.. Many of Caron's spoons works are in private collections.

Caron Coldwell is a Somerset based artist who has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows. She is a fine artist who graduated from the University of Plymouth. Following her graduation, she worked as a 'Colourist' painter, interested in capturing and conveying the memory of places.

Over the past two years she has concentrated her creative efforts on making paper casts taken from kitchen utensils like spoons and cake slices then decorating them with collage and hand-painted details.

The works on show in Strode Theatre highlight Caron’s painterly mark-making abilities and blur the boundary between fine art and craft.

Caron said: “Thematically, my cast paper-works reference e.g. religious icons, history, costume, style, TV, cinema etc... imagery that I hope provokes a kind of cultural nostalgia.

Each work results from layering torn newspaper that is pasted onto various cutlery items and ceramic vases... then, when dry, the paper is separated from its mould ... each feather weight cast piece then has collage and acrylic paint added to the surface as a final stage.”

The framed works on display have a museum exhibit quality and, when viewed in close up, they delight in their cheerful, icon-like, nostalgic familiarity.  Each work is a labour of love... certainly a long time in the making.

Caron’s website: www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk

Posted by Gordon Coldwell on September 2nd 2017

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