Date(s) - 10/10/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairhurst Gallery and Picture Framers
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The Fairhurst Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of Norwich-based artist Tazelaar Stevenson. His creative practice spans across media, including screenprinting, drawing and painting, as well as incorporating music and field recordings. Tazelaar’s work is rooted in a felt connection with nature: as a lifelong birdwatcher, the artist seeks to connect his experiences to his practice through walking, investigating, recording and scanning the landscape.
Such organic foundations are, it seems, in tension with Tazelaar’s focus on the process of making – allowing techniques and procedures such as screenprinting to carry the work and often determine the final outcome. It is a tension reflected in his print, where bold, shifting stripes and rays – geometric patterns and layers of tones and colours – are augmented with loose, gestural marks, adding an overall sense of fluidity. ‘I’m at play when I print,’ explains Tazelaar, ‘but I keep my mind focused with the knowledge and skillset I’ve accumulated as a framework for this playful process. I look for the magic in the normal and mundane.’