Angela ChalmersArtist, Maker
My work explores themes of gender, memory and identity using the process of painting, printmaking and alternative photography. Paintings of human forms evolve through a method of pouring and dripping a limited palette of water-based media onto selected handmade and plastic-coated papers. My photogram studies (cyanotypes) use objects connected to the feminine and domestic function. These are often items of antiquity, in particular fragments of lace and articles worn for rites of passage, such as a wedding or christening gown. These items evoke memories, and become treasured keepsakes. I am interested in historical social structures and roles of women, particularly in the Victorian era.
|Artforms / type of project||Painting, Photography|
|Tags||alternative photography, photograms, cyanotypes, works on paper|
News & Events
04/10/2015 – 23/10/2015
The gallery at Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW
A group exhibition involving five Scarborough-based artists who explore their ideas of place, identity and process in monochrome.
23/05/2015 – 21/06/2015
Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar, TS10 3AE
There's Something about Mary
St Martin-on-the-Hill Church, Albion Rd, Scarborough, YO11 2QJ
A site-specific installation reflecting on the life of Victorian spinster Mary Craven (1814-1889) whose great generosity helped to finance the building of a High Victorian church. 10 - 4pm
08/02/2015 – 15/03/2015
Palace Arts, Redcar
A selected group show of alternate process including cyanotype, collodion, gum bichromate and carbon printing.
08/09/2014 – 09/01/2015
Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, Thirsk
Work inspired by light.
13/09/2014 – 03/10/2014
Palace Hub Gallery, Esplanade, Redcar, TS10 3AE
…in the eye of the beholder