It seems that British designer, Mr Matthew Williamson is also branching out from fashion and supporting the art fraternity. This Friday sees the launch of a new exhibition at Scream Gallery in London’s Eastcastle street. Scream’s latest exhibition, in association with Matthew Williamson, is a two-person show called ‘Hand to Earth’ featuring Caroline Jane Harris (UK) and Shane McAdams (USA). Williamson, inspired by McAdams brightly coloured work (a trademark of Williamson’s designs) used this as a basis for his S/S’13 collection.
Says Williamson, “Shane McAdamsʼ multi-toned colour saturation and the luminous qualities of his work caught my eye immediately, but thereʼs also the element of the fantastical in his pieces that I love. The hyper-real landscapes are so alluring, yet divorced from reality. I often play with the juxtaposition of the organic and the synthetic in my own work so this resonated with me”.
Williamson’s latest Autumn 2013 collection also encompasses the organic, delicate intricacies of tree branches echoed in the paper works by Caroline Jane Harris. Harris creates an abstract representation of nature, through the symmetrical rendering of digitally printed photographs, which are then hand-cut and layered.
This fusion of art, fashion and nature provides a rich context for these two promising emerging artists.
Exhibition on show from 6th Sept-19th October 2013 at 27-28 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DH
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