Our artists for August are Reo Jewels & Charlotte Edey....
Reo Jewels new collection entitled 'Margate 2018' is inspired by Rebecca's move to the Kentish coastal town. Forever inspired by the natural world and days spent beach combing the shores of Margate, this new collection depicts seaside objects found along Thanets coastline and cast into precious jewels. Items such as shells, starfish and crab claws can be found amongst her work which is all cast in sterling silver and plated in 18ct yellow gold. Gems of the Sea such as Opals and Pearls are also used to reflect this theme.
Exhibiting alongside is Charlotte Edey. An artist & illustrator working across print, tapestries and ceramics. Softly surreal, the themes of identity and balance are explored within fluid and impossible spaces. Drawing on modernist architecture, afrofuturism and vastly arid landscapes, the scenes are punctuated with touches of lush, organic idyll and miniature figures. This use of scale and visual contrasts explores the delicate and precarious nature of equilibrium.
Her work has been exhibited across the UK at venues including The Oxo Tower & The Arnolfini alongside galleries across the USA, Russia and Europe. Charlotte was showcased as part of the Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram exhibition at Mother London and selected for the Artist of The Day 2018 exhibition at Flowers Gallery, Mayfair. Her work has been featured in Creative Review, Vanity Fair, It’s Nice That, i-D magazine, Dazed, AnOther Magazine, Country&Townhouse, Hunger and London Evening Standard.
FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
EXHIBITION LAUNCH: FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST 6-10PM (all welcome)
URCHIN WINES, 235 NORTHDOWN ROAD, MARGATE, CT9 2PJ