Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 ILJ
Monika Wesselmann - Essentially Subjective
3 October until 14 October - Opening Night Thursday 5th October, 6pm-8pm
Monika Wesselmann shows a composition of sculpture, works on canvas and on paper in various media from the last three years.
Her work is mostly figurative, playing with abstraction and reduction. She is interested in the human form and the messages of body language, and is trying to capture their emotional and spiritual essence and moments of gesture, posture, movement and interaction. Her inspiration comes very much from the sculptural side, from ancient and contemporary works exuding qualities of emotional energy, and also stillness, and from her own observation of the life around her. Monika likes the challenge of creating work where the familiar and the strange are both present, allowing the viewer to recognise and emotionally connect to the work.
Monika holds degrees in Fine Art, German Language & Literature and in Special Education from German Universities, Muenster and Dortmund. She has been working as an art teacher in Germany for many years before moving to Norfolk and focusing on her own art work. During the last year she created her work in Norwich and Muenster.
Anthony George Silk screen mono print 73cm x 52cm
It’s not easy being a charity for the arts in Norwich. Money is always short and often relies on volunteered time to do essential work. As a charity, we have obligations to take meetings, keep records, be transparent and produce reports for the charity commission. We have to save a reserve amount in case of a rainy day, and justify why we don’t have one if we can’t save.
We have to not only do good by supporting and promoting the arts, by hosting exhibitions, organising concerts, running a comprehensive selection of fine art classes and by ensuring fair access to the arts for all.
We have an obligation to find ways of funding the good things that we do. Day to day we do this by renting out rooms in the building, and every now and again we also ask people to help us raise funds.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT OF ANTEROS
New work by Anthony George
27 May to 10 June 2017
Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
This exhibition is based on my visit to Grytviken whaling station while working with the British Antarctic Survey in the South Atlantic. It has long since changed. Then it was a wreck of metal structures, wooden timber buildings, and industrial equipment scattered around. Large whale-oil tanks dominated the area, of a colour that I have tried to recreate. My sense of the place was of abandonment, disarray, and it has left an everlasting impression on me. Playing with these memories, I suppose I have abstracted them into simple, sensory moments.
This month, Anteros holds exhibitions by prominent artists John Rance and David Chedgey, from 3-15th April and a private view on Thursday 6 April. These two artists are always innovative and both have produced new work for this show. Come and enjoy Norfolk's best!