by The Atkinson | Southport
Date of event: 07/08/21 - 04/09/21
Artist: Lisa Langan Caroline Kaye and Carole Dawber

Flavours is the first combined showing of the work of Carole Dawber, Caroline Kaye and Lisa Langan.

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.”
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Throughout history, each artist’s exploration and personal perception of still life has provided a contemplative and silent eloquence. Forever trapped in time, these showcased objects gain an unassailable permanence, as if poised, waiting for the page to be turned that will free them to speak directly to each viewer.

By portraying familiar scenes from everyday life, we are following in the footsteps of the pioneers of the genre who ambushed the ordinary and made it unique. These watershed moments in artist practice provide the basis for our joint exhibition. We collectively believe that the vocabulary of art should be free of preconceptions and open to possibilities. ‘Flavours’ epitomises not so much our aim as our resolution.

Lisa Langan BA

“I enjoy still life over anything else and work from my home studio in Southport. My still life paintings are a slice of my life and will usually have evolved from an experience that I’m trying to evaluate in my head. Painting these helps me deal with the reality of them much better. I choose objects carefully for my still life paintings, objects that have relevance to my situation that I’m trying to create that can emphasize the narrative.”

Caroline Kaye BA (Hons), GradCert, MA, MA

“My recent paintings use mixed media with a range of paints, inks, found materials, papers and collage, and so much happens by chance. I discover what the painting is ‘about’ in the making or doing, and rarely by any kind of planning. I like the open-ended possibilities for the viewer who will respond to the work by seeing something personal and meaningful. My paintings create their own world with a corresponding visual language and logic.”

Carole Dawber BA (Hons), MA, FRSA, FHEA

“The celebration of colour is the inherent heartbeat throughout all my work. I love the magic I can invent through exuberant colour combinations of acid dye on fabric & fibre. This work represents my love of colour via re- dyed sari silks which have been repurposed into bouquets of individually cut flowers, enhanced using the medium of expressive hand stitch.”

You can view Flavours at The Atkinson or online at this link: The Landing: Flavours - The AtkinsonThe Atkinson