Menagerie

Swooping hawks, geometrically-feathered chickens and glassy-eyed owls will all inhabit the London gallery Art Work Space at the end of May for an exhibition featuring Fran Giffard, Izzie Klingels, Ella Johnston and Susie Wright.

The four female artists have come together to create exhibition Menagerie, which will run at the London gallery between 23 May – 24 June. Each of the artists have taken the same starting point, nature, but have explored a variety of flora and fauna at different levels of fantasy and realism.

by Susie Wright
by Susie Wright

Susie Wright creates images using digital techniques, drawing, photography and screenprinting and is often inspired by the nature and architecture of her native Scotland. Fran Giffard draws using only horizontal lines to create print-like images and Izzie Klingles has evolved her pointillist style to experiment with digital animation.

Whereas Klingles work takes inspiration from traditional folk illustration, fairytales and psychedelia, Ella Johnston instead looks into the relationship between humans and the animal kingdom by exploring plant and animal life that exists in the built environment.  

By Fran Giffard
By Fran Giffard

Menagerie runs at Art Work Space, Lower Ground, The Hempel Hotel, 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, London, W2 from 23 May-24 June.

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