Currently working in the studios are Joe Stogdale, Katharine Lyons-Burke, Jude Lynn and Cordell Garfield.
Joe Stogdale is a recent graduate in BA Fine Art from the University of Leeds. He works to create conceptual sculptures which he sees as structural intentions driven by personal imaginings. He considers his practice to be an ongoing process of assemblage and is fascinated by this basic act of putting together disparate components. He sets himself simple, practical tasks and completes, fails, repeats, extends or overcomplicates these in an endless sequence of pragmatism and material play.
Joe’s sculptures and installations often resemble makeshift ‘set-ups’, temporary compilations of his makings and contraptions. Inspired by the many problems and peculiarities inherent in construction, he aims to make interactive work that communicates the tension in the relationship between humble means and big ideas.
Jude Lynn‘s work has elements of performance in the act of painting production. The process is very much part of the finished item and the recording of the paintings history and growth is an integral part of the work Jude produces. In the studio she works with a variety of models and sitters both on a paid and voluntary basis from the local Northampton community. Jude graduated from Loughborough School of Art & Design with BA (hons) Fine Art Painting and has since worked on a commission basis producing portrait work and competition work to fund her practice.
Cordell Garfield studied at the Slade and after drawing anything and everything gravitated towards portraits and figurative work. Inspired by Caravaggio, Vermeer, Singer Sargent and Velazques and altho he is commissioned to paint landscapes, portraiture is his true passion. For Cordell the notion that “portraits are meaningless if you don’t know the person” is emphatically not true. Portraiture can evoke feelings of nostalgia, emotions, memories, a half-remembered face for the viewer, or the inner psychology of the subject itself. Cordell is a member and Publicity Officer for the Northampton Town and County Art Society. His work has been shown extensively across Northamptonshire and other galleries in the UK including the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Cordell is available for private commissions working from photographs or sittings.
One of our studios will be available from 22 October 2014. For more information please email Laura@NNContemporaryArt.org.
photo Charles Faulkner
Where were you? (2013)
Oil on canvas
Study in charcoal on paper